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Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum

2401 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
+1 757-422-1587
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Quick Trip

Stopped in for a quick trip thru the museum. I'm a big lighthouse and history guru so this stop was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
West Virginia
via mobile
A Jewel Of Information

This small building is a jewel of information on the creation of rescues on Virginia beach from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sharon B
San Antonio, Texas
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Coastal history is alive and thriving at the Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum. Standing proudly at 24th Street on the Boardwalk, the museum building itself is a Virginia Beach icon on the National Register of Historic Places. Explore lots of fun exhibits and a great gift shop right on the boardwalk!
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (22 reviews)
“life saving” (7 reviews)
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2401 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
+1 757-422-1587
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stopped in for a quick trip thru the museum. I'm a big lighthouse and history guru so this stop was a must. The young girl at tge front desk was so sweet! Marty was fantastic tellin the story of the search and rescue efforts and...More

Thank Britney987
Reviewed 1 week ago

This small building is a jewel of information on the creation of rescues on Virginia beach from ship wrecks. 5,000 to be exact from storms, wrecks at sea, and running aground on sand bars. The docent was full of information but not very personable for...More

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located in the old Coast guard station and right off the board walk. This a quick little walk through museum with nice area history. With all the coupon books around it was easy to find a way to knock off a couple bucks from the...More

Thank Rick A
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Cute place to stop in and look around when walking the boardwalk, not a must see but fun if you have the time.

Thank Karen N
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Change things up on that beach day when you're looking for a break from the sun or the weather. Great spot that covers the history of the surf rescue in the area. Plenty of artifacts, great history lesson on the area. If you're into rescue...More

Thank ff4cures
Management response:Responded 11 August 2017

We love the idea of changing things up and taking a break! We really appreciate being recognized as a fun place to get out of the weather for a while. That's a perfect way to enjoy our exhibits! Thank you so much for your feedback...More

Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Glad we stopped in to this local museum. The highlights included Virginia Beach by decade, the Shipwreck map, and women in the coast guard. So cool to see how the beach and culture was "back then." They also have a short 3D film and much...More

Thank TravelKat21
Reviewed 20 July 2017

I have rated this attraction "average" as we found out that it was not handicapped accessible and did not enter it due to that. The rest of the members in our group enjoyed their tour.More

Thank Lertjr
Management response:Responded 21 July 2017

Thank you for your visit and for your review. We greatly appreciate your feedback. We have often been frustrated that our beautiful historic structure, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is not modified with large access ramps. As it was built in 1903...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

You will learn lots in this Surf and Rescue information - things you did not even know you did not know!! Enjoy!

Thank Rita23890
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Very beautiful building, lovely just as inside as it out side, so nice to see old history, and look at what life use to back years ago,

Thank riviera442017
Management response:Responded 3 July 2017

Thank you for your visit this weekend! We are so glad that you enjoyed the museum.

Reviewed 1 July 2017

Great way to get some local history on how the rescue of ships got started. Great gift shop with local jewelry and books on ships as well as prints on sea related objects.

Thank V M
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