Your gateway to water activities, seafood and gorgeous sunsets is in Norfolk’s Ocean View and East Beach area. They're perfectly situated on the spectacular Chesapeake Bay. Come enjoy it for yourself, and be sure to check out the following things to do.

Bay Day

Head down to the bay for a day of sunbathing, sand and gentle waves, perfect for the whole family. Ocean View and East Beach make the waterfront oh so easy to access and enjoy. Ocean View Beach Park, Sarah Constant Beach Park and Community Beach Park all offer free parking with lifeguards on duty from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Labor Day.

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Go Fishing/Crabbing

The Ocean View Fishing Pier has an on-site tackle shop for all your fishing needs, including fishing attire so you can dress for the dock. The fishing and crabbing at the OV Fishing Pier is all the rage and be sure to stick around for spectacular sunset viewing!

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Go Biking

Pedego Electric Bikes in Ocean View has electric bikes for rent and purchase. Here, you are a short ride to the Oceanview Pier, craft breweries, restaurants, and if you take the 30-minute ride out to Willoughby Bay you can see our US Navy's, Atlantic Fleet. The electric bikes have a pedal assist that allows you to go farther and faster, so you can see more of Norfolk in less time. Classic electric bike rentals start at $20 for an hour. 

Seafood Restaurants

Looking for seafood? Look no further than Ocean View and East Beach for some of the best seafood offerings in Norfolk, including the Ocean View Fishing Pier Restaurant, Stony's Dockside Bar and Grill, Longboards East Beach and Captain Groovy’s, just to name a few.

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The Ocean View Station Museum 

The Ocean View Station Museum traces the history of Ocean View from the 1880s to the 1980s. The museum displays a rollercoaster car and a boat from the famous former Ocean View Amusement Park. Stop by to check out artifacts and picture from the early days of Ocean View.