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A little hard to find but worth it.

Parking is 5 bucks...there are bathrooms and outdoor showers. The beach is clean and has... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
Alexandria, Virginia
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good times

Croatan Beach is tucked away unless your not a local you probably wont find it. During the week its... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Parking is 5 bucks...there are bathrooms and outdoor showers. The beach is clean and has lifeguards. The waves are a little higher here than by the boardwalk. We enjoyed it immensely.

Thank 514JenniferM
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Now that the secret is out everyone goes to this beach. We moved down to the military beach where military only can use. Va Beach is over crowded as is Croatan. Not much parking.

Thank LadyRedRider
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Croatan Beach is a beach tucked in the back of a beautiful community. The beaches are clean and family friendly, with an attended parking lot with facilities.

Thank lizzyb5
Reviewed 20 June 2018

wonderful clean beach, well patrolled and nice facilities, lots of parking too, no trouble and not far from the boardwalk area

Thank lrb3950
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Almost felt like I was going to a secret beach. The lot was half full but the beach was pretty packed- not as packed as VA beach (I heard). The bathrooms were clean, parking was only $5 and it was mostly families. A relaxing beautiful...More

5  Thank christine L
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

We went to this beach because I read reviews about what a great beach it is. I couldn't agree more. It was awesome. Not crowded. Great waves. We loved it.

1  Thank Christy B
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Croatan Beach is tucked away unless your not a local you probably wont find it. During the week its nice a quite . Weekends its pretty busy . They also do surfing .

1  Thank gisellecustodio
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Parking is kinda hard to find. But if you want to forgo the usual crowded beach. This is the place to go for sure

1  Thank Larry B
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Actually its awesome, best beach ever, just trying to keep it local. Everyone is super friendly and you can drive/drink/ cookout/ basically do whatever you want on this beach. Not too crowded and hopefully it will stay that way

3  Thank Jessica J
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

This is the local beach that locals probably don't want tourists to know about. There is a shower area and bathrooms and parking is reasonable. Right now parking is $5 all day or $3 with Virginia Beach resident ID.

1  Thank 1beachfun
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Richie L
5 August 2018|
Response from Larry B | Reviewed this property |
No they do not
Micheal B
16 May 2018|
Response from piperbc |
All of VirginiaBeach is quite dog friendly including the Boardwalk. Dogs are allowed beofre 10:00 am and after 6:00pm from Memorial day weekend through Labor day. Then they are allowed at any time thoughout the rest of the... More