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Croatan Beach, Virginia Beach
(3.2/5 based on 55 reviews on the web)
Croatan Beach is an residential neighborhood in the independent city of Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA. It is located on the Atlantic Ocean south of Rudee Inlet and north of Camp Pendleton near the Virginia Beach oceanfront. It is situated in a prime location once planned as a religious and educational resort that was to be called Chautauqua-By-The-Sea.In addition to the Atlantic Ocean, the community is on the shores of Lake Wesley and Lake Christine. There is a public parking lot with beach access on the south end of Croatan. The East Coast Surfing Championships have been held just north of Rudee Inlet for 40 years.Surfing"Croatan Beach is three quarters of a mile long and stretches from Rudee Inlet to Camp Pendleton. With 2 designated surfing areas (one at the north beginning at Rudee Inlet and one at the south at Camp Pendleton), it has long been a favorite of local surfers. Lifeguard services are now available for swimmers and surfers alike, and are situated along the entire beach front. Summer surf camp and surfing lessons are offered at the southern designated surfing area during the months of June, July & August by Seth Broudy School of Surf.
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  • The sunrise this morning was breathtaking! We were the only ones on the beach. Beautiful fall morning! 
  • I enjoy this beach because it isn't as crowded as First Street or the oceanfront. It has great restroom facilities and outdoor showers to rinse off the salt and sand. Plenty of ample parking is availa...  more »
  • My son loves surfing here...has large paid parking lot...fun to people watch here...has outside showers