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Posted on: June 12, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Norfolk Launching Beach Ambassador Program

Educational program to start June 12

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk is launching the Beach Ambassador Program today in partnership with Festevents following the reopening of the city’s beaches last Friday.

Starting today until the beginning of Phase 3, the Beach Ambassadors will be stationed at 13 curbside or street side beach access locations along the six mile stretch between the Oceanview Fishing Pier and 30th Bay every Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. to educate beachgoers on the current regulations. The ambassadors will consist of staff from Recreation Parks and Open Space as well as from Festevents.

The following restrictions remain in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus:

  • Keep 6 feet apart – unless family
  • No gatherings of more than 10 people
  • No group sports (football, soccer, volleyball, etc.)
  • No alcohol
  • No tents or groups of umbrellas

Lifeguards will be on duty at Ocean View Beach only. Beachgoers at Sarah Constant Beach and Community Beach Park must swim at their own risk.  Public restrooms will remain closed for now. Trash collection on the beach will continue. 

Norfolk Police will continue their beach patrols. Beachgoers are encouraged to lock their vehicles and to keep bags and other valuables out of plain sight in their cars.

For more information on COVID-19 city operations, visit

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