Ocean Breeze Waterpark, which offers free parking, embraces the spirit of the sun-drenched Caribbean, inviting families to come and enjoy more than 30 rides, slides, and attractions. Food stands dish up shrimp po' boys, foot-long sub sandwiches, and ice cream, while complimentary sunscreen and a staff of vigilant lifeguards help ensure that families stay safe and comfortable throughout their visit.
Rides and Attractions
|Sea Serpent||Walk the Plank|
|350-foot slide that sends guests in tubes flying around high-banking curves and horizontal loops||Thrilling, pitch-black body slide whose final 50-foot drop ends in a splash|
|Inner tubes swirl around a 30-foot-wide bowl before dropping into the pool below||1,000,000-gallon wave pool sends swells surging from the deep end toward the shore|
|Adventure River||Hook's Lagoon||Each trip around this quarter-mile-long lazy river passes by waterfalls and hopelessly lost icebergs||Multi-level play structure with plenty of opportunities for younger children to climb and clamber|
The team of dedicated instructors at Titus International Surf School follow two passions: surfing and making art. They generate all of the company?s graphics, and also design clothing and decorate surfboards. They spend even more of their time on the water, training students of all ages in the basics of surfing and longboarding. At the Virginia Beach oceanfront, the instructors conduct private and group surf lessons, as well as children?s summer surf camps. They begin each lesson with land instruction, and then lead students out to water to help them hone their balance, practice paddling, and develop basic techniques such as making turns and high-fiving dolphins. Though Titus International Surf School?s staff often travels to international waters to surf, they also keep local communities in mind. They donate 15% of all proceeds to nonprofits, such as outreach organizations in Virginia Beach and Costa Rica and an orphanage in Mexico.
Virginia Beach Rock Gym is anchored by a 32-foot wall, where auto belay, top rope, and lead climbing sections help guests tackle realistically textured slabs, inverts, roofs, bulges, cracks, corners, and arêtes. Two 12-foot tall freestanding boulders are available for climbers wanting to develop strength and practice technique while staying low to the ground. In addition to supervising the climbing areas, VBRG’s friendly, knowledgeable, and professional staff members also run a fully stocked pro shop and teach classes that cover topics, including knot-tying, belaying, the philosophies of the "rock star" lifestyle, and the ever-important technique of traversing past a pterodactyl nest without disturbing the mother.
Open seven days a week, Seashore Bikes & Fitness caters to a cyclist's every whim. Rows upon rows of mountain, hybrid, BMX, and children's bikes await to grace walkers with newfound mobility, with models from brands such as Jamis and Free Agent. For those who are already married to the cycle of their dreams, the shop ensures no anniversary is forgotten by stocking shelves with a wide range of cycling parts and accessories, ranging from replacement seats to UVA- and UVB-blocking shades from Serfas. They also provide expert tune-up services to help keep bikes in top working condition and singing on key.
All year long the crashing sounds of waves beckon VB Surf Sessions' staff to the water, where they teach students to paddle and shred across the ocean. The CPR-certified instructors maintain a 1:4 instructor to student ratio during their surf lessons, allowing them to steady the wobbly legs of pupils as they conquer Virginia Beach. For less intense excursions, groups dip their paddles into the wave-free waters of nearby inlets and human-sized fishbowls during stand up paddleboarding lessons and tours.
Tight bermuda-grass fairways and encroaching water hazards coalesce for a scenic but challenging round at Bow Creek's lush, 18-hole, 5,917-yard course. The relatively short grassy monolith compensates for its diminutive stature with a layout that calls for pinpoint accuracy, as wayward spheres must negotiate their way past waters looming on 15 holes and squirrels stocking up on golf balls for winter. Players should resist the urge to get complacent after reaching any green in regulation, as sloping terrain and slick bent grass conspire to induce more three-putts than the most sinister of heckling flagsticks. Slow-starting swings may suffer, as the par 3 second hole demands a 178-yard tee shot into a daunting green guarded on the left, front, and back by a treacherous pond.