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Croatan Beach, Virginia Beach

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#10 of 11 in Beaches in Virginia
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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  • July 30, 2017
    This is the local beach that locals probably don't want tourists to know about. There is a shower area and bathrooms and parking is reasonable. Right now parking is $5 all day or $3 with Virginia Beac...  more »
  • July 25, 2017
    Not many people know about Croatan. It's in a neighborhood. If you go all the way down, they do have public parking. It offers very nice restroom and shower facilities.  more »
  • July 10, 2017
    A lot of parking at the South End makes visiting here easy. The beach has life guards in the summer.  more »

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