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Croatan Beach, Virginia Beach

Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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3.1/5 based on 50+ 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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  • My son loves surfing here...has large paid parking to people watch here...has outside showers 
  • It was so nice and quiet. This beach is not heavy with people and has a lot of houses for sale and rent in the area. We had to drive down the street to find the beach area but if you drive to the end ...  read more »
  • If you are looking to surf in VA Beach you should probably make other plans. The beaches here are designed for tourist so they replenish the sand and completely destroy the bottoms, eliminating any ch...  read more »
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