Virginia Beach Sports and Recreation

Virginia Beach Sports and RecreationThere never seems to be a shortage of fun activities in Virginia Beach. Whether you dare to take the plunge in the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean or prefer to stay safely on dry land, there are plenty of adventures to experience. Boating, surfing, swimming and parasailing are all excellent choices, as are horseback riding, volleyball and just plain sunbathing. Plus, the area's trails offer various challenging routes to take either by foot or by bike. And it doesn't matter if you're watching the game or are actually in it, as the many sporting and recreational activities in Virginia Beach all ensure that you won't miss a minute of the fun!


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Pro Sports

Virginia Destroyers
The Virginia Destroyers are a professional American football team that play in the United Football League. Their home games are played at the Virginia Beach Sports Complex. They are currently the league champions.


Virginia Beach Piranhas
The Hampton Roads Piranhas are a women's soccer team that was founded in 1995. The team is a member of the United Soccer League's W-League, the second tier of women's soccer in both the United States and Canada. The team's home games are played in the Virginia Beach Sportsplex.



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Hiking, Biking & Trails

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia Beach offers plenty of incredible opportunities to enjoy recreation and nature from several incredible vantage points. One of the most popular is the Back Bay Trail that offers a great view of various points of interest and allows walkers and hikers to admire an incredible array of wild bird species.

Address: 1324 Sandbridge Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23456 - MAP
Phone: (757) 721-3813

Bald Cypress Trail
The Bald Cypress Trail in Virginia Beach winds through the northern part of the area, and while it is a bit of a challenge to make your way through, it has its many natural rewards. This recreation trail stretches nearly 20 miles through 2,800 acres of pristine maritime forest that proves to be an amazing setting in which to enjoy a walk or a hike.

Address: Virginia Beach, VA - MAP

Broad Bay
Virginia Beach's Broad Bay area is home to several popular recreation trails that offer an extensive view of the many natural amenities of the area. These include cypress swamps, forested dunes and the shores of Broad Bay.

Address: Virginia Beach, VA - MAP


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Virginia Beach
Snorkeling, surfing, wave running or parasailing fun is only as far away as the nearest shore! When you're in Virginia Beach, that means aquatic recreation is never too far away. Various merchants and facilities offer equipment rentals for the activity of your choice.

Address: Virginia Beach, VA - MAP

Air America Parasail
Whether you're a beginner or a pro, the folks at Air America Parasail can ensure not only your safety, but your highly enjoyable parasailing experience when you let them properly equip you with all the necessary items you need to have an unforgettable water sports ride!

Address: 227 Mediterranean Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA - MAP
Phone: (757) 428-1240

Lynnhaven Dive Center
Get everything you need for your scuba dive, as well as some valuable guidance and advice, when you visit the Lynnhaven Dive Center. Equipment, dive schedules and more are available here, as well as variously scheduled scuba diving trips.

Address: 1412 North Great Neck Road, Virginia Beach, VA - MAP
Phone: (757) 481-7949


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Plenty Of Thrills

Virginia Beach Skydiving
While there are plenty of fun things to do on the ground in Virginia Beach, there's always the option of taking to the sky for an unforgettable sky diving adventure. When you do decide to make the ascent to your free fall, let the extreme sports experts at Virginia Beach Skydiving guide you on everything from packing your parachute to stepping off the plane and into the clouds.


Swing with the best of them when you dangle from your elastic cord after your dizzying but highly entertaining bungee jump. When in Virginia Beach, let the experts from Luxergy see to every detail of your extreme sports adventure from start to finish!

Phone: (888) 589-3749

American Indoor Karting
Rev up your engine in a very unlikely place–indoors! Experience that unusual sensation when you visit American Indoor Karting in Virginia Beach. These karts are no ordinary machines, as they feature European design that puts on emphasis on both speed and safety. In addition to the roaring track, there is also a concession area and other recreation and amusements which make the venue a perfect place for a family outing or corporate team-building event.

Address: 2736 North Mall Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23452 - MAP
Phone: (757) 486-3003







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Dockside Fishing Center
Cast your line in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean with the expert guidance of the crew from Dockside Seafood & Fishing Center. The crew at Dockside ventures out on a regular schedule of recreational fishing charters that are designed to let you enjoy the experience without worrying about any of the details. In addition to the charters, Dockside features dolphin cruises, a restaurant, and a seafood market.

Address: 3311 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 - MAP
Phone: (757) 481-4545

Pinboy's at the Beach offers visitors and locals in Virginia Beach a fun and enticing chance to bowl a few frames. The recreation facility features 36 lanes and is located close to the beach area, so if you need a break from the sun's rays and want to cool off but still stay active, then Pinboy's is just the ticket for a great bowling experience!

Address: 1577 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 - MAP
Phone: (757) 428-5897

Q Master Billiards
When you're out to enjoy a great game of pool, take a cue from the master – as in Q-Master Billiards. This is quite a popular place to rack 'em up in Virginia Beach as it offers 25,000-square-feet of space that features 72 tables, well-stocked bars, an excellent restaurant and a staff that is as enthusiastic about your game as you are!

Address: 5612-A Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 - MAP
Phone: (757) 499-8900