Ocean View & 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.

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 be 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.

Dining

After a day at the beach, take advantage of Ocean View’s dining hot spots. Stop in to Jesse’s Taqueria for some fresh, homemade and authentic Mexican food. If you’re craving something from the sea, Shipwreck Sally’s offers delectable seafood dishes for breakfast or lunch. Dine at Razzo, a simple, warm locale that offers Italian dishes such as lasagna and veal marsala.

Entertainment

There’s no better way to enjoy the neighborhood than a day at the beach! This area is home to several city beaches on the Chesapeake Bay. This area is home to several beaches on the Chesapeake Bay. The City of Norfolk maintains three beach parks including the Community Beach Park, Sarah Constant Beach Park and Ocean View Beach Park. Grab the family or your friends and head out for a relaxing afternoon of sunbathing and swimming! Enjoy fishing on the Ocean View Fishing Pier and if you’re hungry, grab a bite to eat at the pier’s onsite restaurant, known for super fresh seafood. 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.

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