The beautiful Virginia Beach boardwalk

The 3 mile long Virginia Beach boardwalk features a separate biking and walking path. Being an avid cyclist I really appreciated the separate path. Visiting during April was the perfect time to bike as there were barely any other cyclists on the path. The weather (low 80’s) was beautiful for a bike ride. The views of the Atlantic Ocean along the path are extraordinary. I love the variety of outdoor dining options along the path. There are plenty of bike racks to lock up your bike while stopping for a quick snack or lunch.

Separate biking and walking paths - Virginia Beach

The Virginia Beach boardwalk bike path is an easy, flat ride. It is a great way to get some exercise in during your vacation without totally wearing yourself down. In my opinion, the bike path is one of the best ways to see the entire boardwalk. Another benefit of biking is that you can cover 6 miles in a relatively short time, which is a great option for those with limited time or with other activities planned for the day. By far, this is one of the cleanest boardwalk/beaches I have ever seen! I always felt completely safe even at night because of the lights.

Bike path views in Virginia Beach
Ocean views from Virginia Beach bike path
Virginia Beach boardwalk at night

Bike Rentals

If you do not have your own bike, there are several options for renting bikes and roller blades along the path. Cherie’s Bicycle and Blade Rentals is one of the major spots for rentals – if you look in the coupon books (from your hotel or located in various stands throughout the city) you will find various discounts off different rentals. The family bikes look like a fun way to explore the boardwalk with a group of people.

Virginia Beach boardwalk bike path
Virginia Beach Parking information

More to do in Virginia Beach

While you are in the area, also check out the highly regarded Virginia Beach Aquarium. You will find over 800,000 gallons of colorful tanks which are home to over 300 species of fish. Highlights include lots of hands on exhibits, a unique walk-thru tank tunnel, and a nice marshland nature trail.