Norfolk beach lifeguards will be stationed at Community Beach Park from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 27, through Labor Day on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays.
Sarah Constant Beach Park and Ocean View Beach Park will not have beach lifeguards on duty. Patrons will swim at their own risk.
To reach Lifeguard Headquarters, call 757-441-1775 (non-emergencies). Call 911 for emergencies.
Public restrooms are available at each of Norfolk's beach parks: Community Beach, Sarah Constant Beach and Ocean View Beach.
Norfolk is home to some of Virginia's best fishing and angling in the state. Don't miss out on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity — the fish are biting today.
It is the angler's responsibility to know and abide by all current regulations and laws. Individuals must obtain a saltwater recreational fishing license which entitles them to use rod and reel (hook and line), spear or gig, and hand line, cast net, dip net or two eel pots; other rules may apply to these specific gears.
Here’s how to be a hero when you are at the beach or anywhere outdoors:
Bring extra trash bags in your picnic or beach gear and place tied bags in nearby receptacles.
Dispose of trash in trash cans. Never leave loose items-especially not cigarette butts on the ground. All trash should be secured in a closed, tied bag. Cigarette butts leach chemicals that kill wildlife and choke seagulls and other sea life who think they are food.
If you are fishing at the beach, collect and dispose of any broken or used fishing line along with any gear. No one wants to step on a hook with their bare feet!
Reduce, reuse, and recycle the things you take to the beach. Pack food and beverages in reusable containers whenever possible. Reuse toys or leave with a friend if you are visiting.
Remember, whenever possible, pack out what you pack in, and take a leave-no-trace mentality. Place your waste in your home green bin and recyclables in your blue container after your day of fun in the sun. It’s easy to be a hero!
Be a Beach Hero: Make a Splash and Pick Up Trash
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Your pup doesn't need to be left out — bring them along during evenings and mornings all summer long.
No dogs or domestic animals are allowed on beaches from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seasonally, beginning the Saturday before Memorial Day through Labor Day.
It is unlawful for dog owners to permit animals to defecate on public or private property without removal and disposal of feces in a proper manner.
Dogs and/or domestic animals must be maintained on a leash (8 feet or less).
None of the following are permitted on the beach at any time:
Metal detecting or land disturbance activity
Open fires (grilling)
Grilling is allowed on the grass areas of both Community and Sarah Constant Park Beaches.
Vending advertising, distributing or handing out any cards, leaflets, pamphlets, brochures, or like material is unlawful except by permit.
Residential use of beach trash receptacles is strictly prohibited.
Skateboards, skates, or bicycles are not permitted on beach access ways or ramps.
Trespassing on rock jetties, wooden jetties and sand dunes is unlawful.
Illegal activities and inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated.
Failure to comply with directions of Police Officers, Lifeguards or any designee of the City of Norfolk may result in legal actions.
Love Norfolk's beaches? So do we! That's why we're constantly looking for ways to enhance access and provide new amenities to these local treasures.
Updates for Ocean View Park onto the former Greenies site: