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Sarah Constant Beach Park

Discover a place where you can experience the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay, play with your kids or dance the night away under the stars.  
You’ll find your place in the sand in Ocean View, home to Norfolk’s beaches.  7.3 miles of free, accessible and beautiful shoreline along the  Chesapeake Bay is ready to greet you.  
Ocean View’s gentle waters are great for children, kayaking, floating, swimming or sitting at the edge of the water.  The level, continuous beach attracts joggers and walkers.  

The Department of Recreation, Parks, and Open Space maintains three beach parks.   All three feature parking, restrooms, benches and shade trees. 

Norfolk Beaches Map
 Community Beach Park  700 E. Ocean View Ave.
 Ocean View Beach Park  100 W. Ocean View Ave.
 Sarah Constant Beach Park  300 W. Ocean View Ave.

Ocean View Beach Park hosts summer concerts and dances.  Visit the Ocean View Facebook page to learn more.

Public Beach Access Locations:
All 7.3 miles of Norfolk’s beach is open to the public.  You’ll find public walkways every few blocks, including in the East Beach area. These locations have limited on-street parking and do not have public restroom facilities, but they provide the same access to the beach for swimming, boating, fishing and sunbathing.

  • Atlans Street
  • Bay Breeze
  • Bay Streets: 3rd, 7th, 13th, 15th, 17th, and 19th
  • Beach View Street
  • Beaumont Street
  • Cape View Avenue
  • Cape View Avenue
  • Grove Avenue
  • Hammett Parkway
  • Inlet Road
  • Ocean View Park (4)
  • Seabreeze Road
  • Shipwatch Road
  • Sturgis Street
  • View Streets: 6th, 8th, 9th, 11th, 13th, and 15th

: Access ramps and walkways to the beach can be found at Community Beach Park and Ocean View Beach Park.

Rules & Regulations

HRT bus routes to Norfolk Beaches

For further information about city beaches, contact the Norfolk Department of Recreation, Parks & Open Space's Aquatics Division hotline at 757-441-1605.

Interested in Becoming a Lifeguard?
The aquatics team is always recruiting qualified lifeguard candidates. To apply for current openings, visit the City's Human Resources site