Here’s my neighborhood guide for Chick’s Beach (also called Chesapeake Beach) in Virginia Beach.
Chick’s Beach, Virginia Beach
Chesapeake Beach, also known as Chick’s Beach or Chix Beach, is a two-mile stretch of land running from the Lynnhaven Inlet in Virginia Beach to Pleasure House Road (just west of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel).
The name “Chick’s Beach” is the catch-all for a constellation of communities, including Baylake Pines, Baylake Beach, Ocean Park, Chesapeake Beach, Aeries on the Bay, Water Oaks, and Pelican Dunes.
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The area was originally settled as a lookout post during war, but was eventually settled as a little seaside village. Now it is one of the favorite local hotspots in Virginia Beach – a beachside haven that tourists usually ignore.
Area residents are often spotted riding bikes or wandering down the beach in their flip-flops. With four lakes nearby and the Chesapeake Bay looming to the north, favorite area activities include fishing, boating, kayaking, sailing, or surfing. Chick’s Beach is also filled with hidden restaurants for locals: HK on the Bay, Alexander’s on the Bay, Froggie’s and lots more.
The Chesapeake Beach area is peacefully tucked away from the rest of Virginia Beach, but offers big city conveniences. The beach is never more than ten minutes away. Hungry, but don’t want to get in your car? Hop in your boat instead and tie up at the dock at restaurants like Chick’s, Dockside, or Bubba’s. Go for a round of golf at the Eagle Haven Golf Course.
Shore Drive has some of the best night life in Virginia Beach, as well as quick access to bike paths, hiking trails, or camping at First Landing State Park or the park at Bayville Farms. The Bayside Recreation Center is nearby with a fantastic gym for less than $100 per year.
Interstate 64 is ten minutes away off of Northampton Blvd, or you can access I-264 via Independence Blvd. JEB Little Creek is five minutes away, Fort Story is 15 minutes away, and NAS Oceana, Norfolk NOB, and Dam Neck Annex are all within a half hour drive.
There are lots of shopping opportunities along Shore Drive, or in the Independence Blvd-Haygood corridor. Still not satisfied? You’re within twenty minutes of Hilltop Shopping Center, or the Pembroke, Lynnhaven, and MacArthur Malls.
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