Hampton, Virginia sits northeast of Newport
News, only fifteen minutes away by car. Almost entirely surrounded by water,
Hampton is a popular summer destination situated on the Virginia Peninsula,
enveloped by Chesapeake Bay and Hampton Roads Harbor. Aside from all the water-based
activities available at Buckroe Beach, Hampton also features a number of other
attractions ideal for planning well-rounded Virginia vacations. The Langley
Speedway features Last Model and Grand Stock races, the Virginia Air and Space
Center appeals to astronautic and aeronautic enthusiasts and the Casemate Museum
at Fort Monroe offers a comprehensive history recounting the Fort's position
throughout the Civil War and President Jefferson Davis imprisonment.
Buckroe Beach in Hampton Virginia is another of the immensely popular Virginia beaches offering many things to do in the warmer months. Destroyed in 2003 by Hurricane Isabel, Buckroe Beach Pier has since been rebuilt and re-opened to the public in 2009. A landmark easily recognized from afar, Buckroe Beach Pier is more than 200 feet long and 16 feet wide, constructed from concrete footings and wooden rails and decks. A bait shop, snack bar and restrooms can all be found along the pier. Anyone interested in Virginia fishing opportunities should cast a line from the pier, waiting for a catch of the likes of spot, croaker, and other fish species. Official fishing season begins in April and ends in October. The city holds a general fishing license, allowing anglers to fish without individual licenses.
Buckroe Beach in Hampton Virginia is one of the oldest recreational regions in the state. Originally utilized as a fishing camp in the post-Civil War era, the beach is now a multi-use area full of recreational possibilities. The entire Buckroe Beach area totals more than eight acres of sandy shoreline and is equipped with a large playground for kids and an excellent cycling and walking path. There are also picnic pavilions complete with grills and tables and a large parking area for anyone with rental cars or their own vehicles. These amenities are available from May 15th to September 15th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Open daily from 7:00 a.m. until sunset, Buckroe Beach in Hampton Virginia has lifeguards on duty beginning Memorial Day through to Labor Day, offering families peace of mind when it comes to swimming. A lifeguard is also situated at Buckroe Beach Pier. During the summer, there are several regular events along Buckroe Beach to keep the family fun going. On Tuesdays, movie nights draw crowds for family-friendly movie showings. The Sunday night Groovin by the Bay concerts are another hit with all ages and feature a variety of live music performances.
Visitors and locals heading to Buckroe Beach in Hampton Virginia have access to a number of convenient beach rentals, including paddle boats, kayaks, beach chairs, and beach umbrellas. Spending time off the beach shopping can be an adventure too, with lots of unique shops and boutiques located in the downtown and surrounding area. During the month of June, when the Hampton Jazz Festival is on, the area is more crowded than usual. Hampton hotels, Newport News hotels, and other accommodation can be hard to find without an advanced booking. With plenty of excellent dining choices, relaxed nightlife scene, and a variety of activities to enjoy, Buckroe Beach in Hampton Virginia is a leading choice for an exciting Virginia vacation.