Enjoy this post courtesy of ShoreLines guest blogger Joe Laing, Marketing Director for El Monte RV Rentals.
Photo courtesy of El Monte RV
Fishing, paddling, hiking, biking or simply enjoying magnificent views — that’s what RV travelers to Virginia Beach can experience on their camping vacation. Mix in a visitor-friendly atmosphere and you’ve got the perfect place to park your RV.
An unforgettable Virginia Beach RV excursion begins with a remarkable coastal setting and expands to include nearly any kind of outdoor adventure. Come along as we describe just a few of the ways RV camping in Virginia Beach can become your favorite memory.
Coastal Adventures in Virginia Beach
Once you’ve arrived in Virginia Beach, tucked up against the Atlantic and bounded by Chesapeake Bay and Back Bay, you’re going to understand why motorhome travelers love to visit here. The beaches, coastal scenic drives and trail-based adventures available to Virginia Beach RV campers can fill a month-long motorhome vacation!
Start your visit with a trip to one of the city’s many beaches, and you’ll wonder why you waited so long to arrive. The excitement hums along the boardwalk that skirts the Resort Area beaches. Allow yourself to get into this beach’s groove while surrounded by sun, sand and exciting entertainment destinations.
Looking for a Chesapeake Bay coastal experience? Visit Chesapeake Bay Beach to indulge in a sunset over the Bay or a stroll with your favorite RV camping companion. There’s also the chance to unwind in a quiet setting surrounded by seabirds and sand dunes at Sandbridge Beach. No matter which type of Atlantic coastal beach appeals, you’ll find one waiting for you in Virginia Beach.
Here’s one more tip for creating a memorable coastal adventure while camping in Virginia Beach — don’t miss the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Stretching twenty miles across the mouth of Chesapeake Bay, this bridge offers RV travelers exceptional ocean views and the chance to appreciate this engineering marvel.
Outdoor Excursions Plentiful in Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach not only offers a wealth of coastal adventures, it’s also surrounded by an impressive collection of wildlife preserves and scenic state parks. False Cape State Park, located on a narrow strip of land between Back Bay and the Atlantic, is unique in that it can only be reached by first traversing the trails through an adjacent wildlife refuge or paddling south from Virginia Beach across Back Bay. It’s well worth the effort; you’ll find miles of pristine, undeveloped beachfront and trails that explore sand dunes, marshes and forests along the bay.
Park your vehicle at Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and hike or bike through the refuge to the state park. But be sure to slow down and enjoy the many species of birds, mammals and reptiles that call the refuge home. Hoping for a slightly less adventurous way to reach False Cape? Check the link above for information on tram tours through the refuge and also to learn more about the ‘Terra Gator’ tours during winter months.
One more way to maximize your time outdoors in the Virginia Beach area is by visiting historic First Landing State Park on Chesapeake Bay. Not only does the park commemorate the first landing of the brave souls who settled Jamestown, it also offers great RV campsites. Once you’ve settled into the campground, hit the trails to discover the awesome views across Chesapeake Bay, the excitement of watching osprey snag their breakfast out on the water or the awesome photo opportunities along six-mile Cape Henry Trail. Definitely a place you’ll want to return on future Virginia RV camping journeys.
RV travelers can’t go wrong with a visit to Virginia Beach. The abundant seaside beauty and exciting outdoor recreation make this coastal city a natural for a motorhome camping destination. Isn’t it time you started planning your own unforgettable Virginia Beach RV excursion?
About the Author: Joe Laing is the Marketing Director for El Monte RV Rentals. Read more great RV vacation ideas in Monty’s Musings RV Travel Blog. Visit their Virginia RV Rentals page if you are interested in renting an RV for a Virginia Beach vacation.