Virginia Beach Offers Exceptional Opportunities

By: Douglas Scott

Virginia Beach is an independent city located in the South Hampton Roads area in the Commonwealth of Virginia, on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.

The city extends 28 miles southward from the mouth of Chesapeake Bay to the North Carolina border, covering 302 square miles of land and water, with 28 miles of ocean front.

Among the attractions of the city are 30 miles of shoreline with 28 miles of public beach, state of the art medical facilities and the ever changing beauty of its four moderate seasons. Civic leaders, working together to ensure that growth is orderly and sensitive to environmental concerns, have formulated and implemented strategic plans for land use, economic development and education. The city is home of The Golden Mile, a rapidly growing cluster of new high technology firms.

Most visited attractions are such as the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Centre, Cape Henry Lighthouses, the Association for Research and Enlightenment as well as the Ocean Breeze Water Park.

For the outdoor enthusiast, Virginia Beach offers sports fishing charters, Scuba and snorkelling, surfing and sailing for the beginner with expert instruction and rental equipment. Biking along the Virginia Beach Boardwalk and Back Bay National Refuge, hiking and watching wildlife at North River Landing Natural Area, and just hanging out at ocean side make Virginia Beach a prime family vacation spot.

All year long something is going on to excite our senses or soothe our souls. From natural wonders to fun festivals, beautiful music to thrilling races, theres something for everyone any time of the year.

From sophisticated to hip to classic, there are shopping choices for everyone.

Climb aboard Aqua Man, a fully equipped diesel powered Bertram Sport fisherman, and enjoy a fast ride to some of the most fruitful fishing grounds on the East Coast. Experience the thrill of offshore fishing or enjoy a day of inshore fishing in the Cheaspeake Bay. Whichever you choose, its sure to be a fulfilled day aboard

For those who enjoy birding, Virginia Beach offers exceptional opportunities all year round, with birds that range from huge northern gannets to tiny warblers that migrate through in spring and fall.

Virginia Beach is more than just fun in the sun. Sure, youll get the very best tan a beach can offer. It is a great place to go see for yourself. Hope you have fun and enjoy yourself.

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