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Norfolk Together Resource Hub & Reopening Safety Measures

City rules and regulations are frequently changing. We encourage you to verify hours and safety protocol with each establishment you plan to visit.

Ocean View and East Beach

Norfolk’s relaxing beach communities of Ocean View and East Beach will leave you feeling as though you’re in a whole other world- one filled with fresh seafood, sand and seaside fun.

Beach Life

Ocean View Beach PArk

Kayaking, sailing, fishing, crabbing, swimming or simply watching the waves roll in, Oceanview, East Beach and Willoughby are a beach lovers paradise. The City of Norfolk maintains three beach parks including Community Beach Park, Sarah Constant Beach Park, and  Ocean View Beach Park, and hosts live music and various festivals on the beach.  Enjoy fishing on the Ocean View Fishing Pier or if you’d prefer to stay on land, schedule a round of golf at the Ocean View Golf Course located one block from the Chesapeake Bay and marina.

For beach access points, click here.

Local Eats

After a day at the beach refuel at one of Ocean View's local hot spots. Stop in to Jessy's Tienda and Taqueria for homemade, authentic and ridiculously good Mexican food. If you're craving something from the sea, Captain Groovy's and Longboards, offer delectable seafood dishes or grab a bite to eat right above the water at the Ocean View Pier Restaurant. Craft brewery, Bold Mariner, calls Ocean View home and is situated in an old bank building with wrap around porches and just a block from the beach. Their Frogman Lager is a favorite! 

A World of Good

Globally Inspired Street Food Cantina

Bar-Q

Bar-Q invites you to come and experience a southern blend of multi-regional inspired...

Bold Mariner Brewing Company

The Bold Mariner Brewing Company is a craft Brewery in Norfolk VA. B.M.B.C. brews...

Captain Groovy's Raw Bar & Grill

Dive down into the local culture of Hampton Roads and you’ll discover something...

COVA Brewing Co.

Cova will feature excellent craft beers, a tasting room with self-serve taps, craft...

Longboards

Longboards East Beach overlooks the East Beach Marina and offers award-winning food...

My Mama's Kitchen

American home-style restaurant that serves salads, mac & cheese, catfish and more.

Stony’s Dockside Bar and Grill

Dockside dining in the neighborhood of East Beach

City with Bite in Ocean View and East Beach

When a city like Norfolk, VA has 600+ indie restaurants, you can’t not try to try them all. So we enlisted foodie fanatic, Nomarama, to hit the streets to uncover the stories, the characters, and oh yes, the food, that gives NFK its one-of-a-kind flavor. Watch the Ocean View and East Beach featured restaurants below! 

Episode 1 My Mama's Kitchen City with Bite

Episode 6 BARQ and Bold Mariner City with Bite

History

The area’s unique history dates back hundreds of years and is full of interesting discoveries. Ocean View’s Willoughby Spit, and independent peninsula originally inhabited by the Willoughby Family, has been a favorite Norfolk marvel since it first appeared as a result of a mid- 1600’s hurricane. Where there once had been only water now lies a serene strip of land created by Mother Nature. Past times at the beaches, neighborhood, and commercial districts of Ocean View are lovingly preserved and shared in collections of memorabilia, images and oral histories at the Ocean View Station Museum.

5 Interesting Facts About Ocean View

Do you know these five interesting facts about Ocean View, located on the Chesapeake Bay in Norfolk? A famous wooden roller coaster featured in a film from the 70s? St. Patty’s Day Parade anyone? Who

Where to Stay in Ocean View and East Beach