THIS is Virginia’s Favorite Beach… And No, It’s Not Virginia Beach or OBX!


Summer is almost here! At the time of writing this, as a matter of fact, it’s 90 degrees outside, so maybe summer is already here. With Hampton Roads gearing up for the hot sun, cool waves, and time off that comes with summertime, a new study asked Virginians which beach they’d rather be at!

According to the results, VA’s favorite beach… isn’t even in VA.

38% of respondents named Ocean City, Maryland as their favorite seaside destination, with VA Beach washing ashore in second place, at 22%.

The research, conducted by National Today in partnership with MedStar Health, commemorated Safe Sun Week by offering some tips to stay cool and hydrated while you’re walking along the sand. But what we really care about are the Beach Rankings™ so let’s just drop an infographic below and let you argue amongst yourselves about the results.

Courtesy of National Today


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