Virginia Beach is a diverse area that offers plenty of photo opportunities. From its sandy shorelines and its natural wildlife areas to its colorful art districts and unique parks, there is something beautiful to see at almost every turn. So, grab your camera and discover the most photographed places in Virginia Beach and be sure to share your story with us at #bestwesternva
The 9,000+ acre Back Bay Wildlife Refuge is home to rolling dunes, beaches, freshwater marshes, maritime forests, barrier islands – all of which make it one of the most photographed places in Virginia Beach.
For a truly unique photo, head out to Stumpy Lake Natural Area. The protected area consists of 1,422 acres, including a 278-acre lake and almost 1,000 acres of undeveloped, forested land that surrounds the lake. The walking loop around the lake makes for the perfect chance to photograph the unique tree stumps that give this area its name.
A historic park located in the Chesapeake Bay, First Landing State Park offers a unique outdoor park experience. Explore its protected salt marsh habitat, freshwater ponds, tidal marshes, and cypress swamp, plus miles of the beautiful Chesapeake Bay beachfront – all of which makes for a beautiful photograph.
Marking the southern entrance to the Chesapeake Bay, the Cape Henry Lighthouse stands as an icon of Virginia Beach’s maritime history. Capture its beauty at sunset with a beautifully colored background and the rolling sand dunes in the foreground.
The ViBe Creative District has created an outdoor art museum with its colorful murals created by local artists. Find your favorite mural to pose next to along the ViBe Mural Walking Tour – an easy 1-mile walk through the district.
While you may not think of layers of solid waste would make for a great photograph, Mount Trashmore isn’t your average landfill reuse. Encompassing 165 acres of two man-made “trash” mountains, two lakes, two playgrounds, and a skate park, there’s more to this park than just trash. The main mountain features a unique stairway with painted steps, that make this one of the most photographed places in Virginia Beach.
As Virginia Beach’s most notable landmark and most photographed places in Virginia Beach, the King Neptune Statue is hard to miss. With its prominent location along the Boardwalk, King Neptune stands as the gateway to Neptune Festival Park on 31st Street. Best photographed at sunrise with the colors of the morning reflecting off the ocean behind him.
Capture the beauty of the area with these most photographed places in Virginia Beach, and for some of the best views, stay at the Best Western Plus Sandcastle Beachfront Hotel. Our beachfront property offers an excellent location to both the beach and the boardwalk. With most rooms offering ocean views and private balconies, all at an affordable rate, you can’t go wrong! So, what are you waiting for? Book your stay with us today!
We look forward to having you during your next vacation to Virginia Beach.