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Boardwalk 

Exciting Virginia Beach Attractions

Looking for VA beach hotels near the boardwalk? Best Western Plus Sandcastle Beachfront Hotel offers comfortable yet affordable accommodations within steps of the beach and boardwalk attractions. Ever since its original construction in 1888 with the foundation of wooden planks, the boardwalk has remained an integral treasure of the community as Virginia Beach relies heavily on their tourism each year.

One of the first reconstructions was the alteration of replacing the wooden structure with a concrete walkway costing over $220K in 1926.

It was later redesigned in the early 1990s when the Army Corps of Engineers plunged a 30 foot steel seawall into the ground and built a concreted boardwalk on top of it as an effort to survive powerful storms.

Named “America’s Best Beach Boardwalk,” by the Travel & Leisure Magazine this three-mile-long attraction features a diverse selection of restaurants, clubs, live music and more.

If you're feeling active, explore the boardwalk by bike with the abundance of bike rentals available or take the free interactive Discov-QR Boardwalk Walking Tour by downloading the app.