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Hampton Roads Beaches: Opening Updates & Restrictions

Beach Openings Hampton Roads Virginia



Hampton beaches (Buckroe, Grandview, Salt Ponds, Fort Monroe) are open as of May 29, 2020 with restrictions:

There will have limited parking to help keep limits on beach capacity. The parking lot at the fishing pier will be closed and there will be no overflow to grass lots or shuttles. Lifeguards will be on duty and beach “ambassadors” will be present to remind beach visitors of the guidelines:

  • No groups of umbrellas or groups of more than 10 individuals
  • Groups must be at least 6 feet apart
  • No group sports (such as volleyball, Frisbee, soccer, etc.)
  • No speakers
  • (No dogs and no alcoholic beverages, but those are already the rules)

The city will provide lifeguards in the Outlook Beach and coves area. 

More information & updates for Hampton’s beaches: CLICK HERE


Huntington Park Beach is now open for swimming, sunbathing and other activities with restrictions. Public restrooms (at the beach only) will be open.

  • Stay 6 ft. away from others (unless you are from the same household)
  • No groups of more than 10 people
  • No amplified music
  • No large coolers
  • No tents OR groups of umbrellas
  • No group sport activities (volleyball, Frisbee, etc.)

More information & updates for Newport News’s beaches: CLICK HERE


Norfolk Beaches are open as of May 29, 2020 with restrictions:

  • Keep 6 feet apart – unless family
  • No gatherings of more than 10 people
  • No group sports (football, soccer, volleyball, etc.)
  • No alcohol
  • No tents or groups of umbrellas

Lifeguards will not be on duty this weekend and Beachgoers must swim at their own risk. Public restrooms are NOT yet open. Parking will be limited to 50-percent capacity. Trash collection on the beach will continue and Norfolk Police will continue their beach patrols.

More information & updates for Norfolk’s beaches CLICK HERE


Virginia Beach has opened the waterfront as of May 22, 2020 for visitors with chairs, umbrellas and beach towels. You still need to social distance – at least 6 feet from other people (except the family members you are with), and playgrounds at the beach will remain closed. Other rules include:

  • No groups of more than 10 people
  • No speakers
  • No large coolers
  • No alcohol
  • No tents or groups of umbrellas
  • No group sports such as volleyball, frisbee, etc

More information & updates for Virginia Beach: CLICK HERE


Yorktown has opened the Yorktown Beach for sunbathing, swimming and recreation as of Saturday, May 30, 2020 with restrictions. Parking Lots and Waterfront restrooms will be open. Please practice social distancing if waiting in line for facilities.

  • No groups larger than 10 allowed 
  • social distancing must be practiced
  • Group sports, tents, and alcohol are prohibited
  • Beach-goers are encouraged to visit during non-peak hours to avoid crowds

More information & updates for Yorktown Beach: CLICK HERE