With the end of summer staring us down I thought I would share some pictures from a resent trip we took this summer to the beach.
Located in the Hampton Roads area, Outlook Beach, is one of two beaches associated with Fort Monroe and is located on the Chesapeake Bay. This beach does have lifeguards, bathrooms (port-a-johns) and a picnic area. There are no showers, no fees to enter and no convenience stores next to the beach. There is a board walk that looked great for biking or roller blading but bring your own as there were no rentals...at least at this end of the beach.
You are directly across from Fort Monroe so if you need a break from sunbathing you can cross the street and tour the area. We did exactly that and snapped a few pictures...I promise to share those soon.
This beach wasn't crowded and offered plenty to do. If you are the kind that needs to rinse off after a day at the beach before driving home I suggest bringing a solar shower filled with water and rinse off after visiting the beach. And since the bathrooms are in the form of port-a-johns I would also suggest handi wipes and hand sanitizer.
Pros for us: small waves (I didn't worry as much about the 5 year old) and no parking fee
Cons: small waves (teenagers were looking to body surf) and no place to wash our hands
All in all everyone had a really good time and we checked another new-to us place off of our list of places in Virginia to visit.