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Beach Walkovers Bowtie Park Croquet Lawn and Putting Green Ovals Maiden Park Giant Chess and Checker Set Playground Garden Pergola Linear Park Beach Walkovers Bay Front Club Pool Bocce Ball Playground East Beach Sales Office Cottage Courtyard Montessori School Stage Pavilion East Beach Villas
The Chesapeake Bay and Beach

child with family on beach at East Beach NorfolkLife in East Beach revolves around the Chesapeake Bay. One of the greatest pleasures of living on the bay is simply strolling along the beach, enjoying the sand between your toes, the salty air, and the rhythmic lapping of the waves on the shore. The bay’s warm waters and gentle waves create an ideal playground for children and make swimming both pleasurable and safe.

Jet-skis, windsurfers, kayaks, and small boats can be easily launched from the beach. From the deep-water marinas at Pretty Lake, larger boats have easy access to the bay and the world-class fishing found at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, with no bridges to limit the height of your mast.

The Bay Front Club

The Bay Front Club is East Beach’s neighborhood front porch. It is the social hub of the neighborhood where you find residents sitting in the rocking chairs on the deck, visiting with one another and watching the waves on the Bay. Here residents gather for parties in the bay front room, concerts on the green, to spend the day at the pool or beach, to work out at the fitness club, or to find a book in the resident library.  From the Bay Front Club tower residents can watch the navy ships coming into the Chesapeake Bay.

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The East Beach Streetscape

Mature stands of trees lining the streets set this waterfront community apart from most suburban neighborhoods, creating an intimate and friendly walkable community. Gracious front porches interface with the tree-lined streetscape and parks to create outdoor rooms where neighbors interact with each other. Homes are designed and landscaped around the mature trees or unique features of the lot.

As you walk through East Beach you may notice the nearly imperceptible transition of the streetscape from the casualness of the beachfront streets, to the more urban formality of the marina district.

Walk through East Beach and experience this for yourself. Wave at your neighbors and take in these nuances that make East Beach an award winning neighborhood.

Linear Parks and Bay Front Greens

East Beach Norfolk bay front green with sailboatEast Beach is connected by a series of neighborhood parks and open spaces graced with stands of mature trees which give the neighborhood a very established feeling and create beautiful places to sit and watch the world go by.

Along the Chesapeake Bay, at the end of every north-south street, eight bay front greens allow access to the beach and enhance views to the bay from within the neighborhood. Beach walkovers connect the bay front greens to the beach and protect the fragile dunes. Each bay front green is a neighborhood gathering place with its own unique character – from a giant chess set at the Bay Front Club, to the landscaped ovals creating a croquet pitch and bocce ball lawn.

There are two tennis courts in East Beach, a stage pavilion with a drop down screen (for golf cart drive in movie night), and a formal rose garden and pergola.

Pretty Lake Marinas

baots in East Beach Norfolk marinaImagine getting up in the morning and walking to your boat. Privately owned marinas along Pretty Lake offer wet and dry storage and are within a few minutes walking distance from just about anywhere in East Beach. From these deep water marinas, larger boats have easy access to world-class fishing - through Little Creek and the Chesapeake Bay to the Atlantic Ocean - with no bridges to limit the height of your mast.

Nearby Marinas:

Bay Point Marina
9500 30th Bay Avenue
(757) 362-8432
Deep water marina.

Ocean View Fishing Center
4317 Pretty Lake Avenue, Ste. B
Deep Water Marina.

Bay Marine & East Beach Marina‎ 
4621 Pretty Lake Ave
(757) 362-5000‎

Cutty Sark Marina
4707 Pretty Lake Ave
(757) 362-2942
Wet slips and dry storage.

Little Creek Marina
4801 Pretty Lake Avenue
(757) 362-3600
Deep water marina and dry storage.

Vining’s Landing Marina (formerly Taylor’s Landing Marina)
8166 Shore Drive
(757) 587-8000
Deep water marina and dry storage.


Local Businesses & Restaurants

Sun Kiss – Tanning & Hair Salon at East Beach NorfolkIn East Beach

Sun Kiss – Tanning & Hair Salon
4486 Pleasant Avenue Unit A
(757) 362-0091

East Beach Spa

Spa at East Beach with Regina
4490 Pleasant Avenue Unit B
Skin care professional and spa services.
(757) 842-9715


East Beach DentalDental office
4520 Pretty Lake Ave
Family dental care and Facial Astetics
(757) 362-0600


Edward Jones - Making sense of investing.

Edward Jones Investments
4500 Pretty Lake Ave Suite 100
(757) 321-1862

Kimberlyn Gray Photography
4500 Pretty Lake Ave Suite 101
(757) 685-6891



Nearby RestaurantsRestaurants at East Beach Norfolk


4521 Pretty Lake Ave



 9561 Shore Drive
Open until 2:30 pm
Home cooking. Breakfast and lunch specials.
(757) 227-3484


Captain Groovy's Grill and Raw BarCaptain Groovys
8101 Shore Drive
Open 11-11
New hopping spot! Great seafood, salad and sandwich choices.
(757) 965-4667


The Lagoon Lagoon
9500 30th Bay St. at Pretty Lake Ave.
(757) 648-8389
American food. Outdoor patio adjacent to the marina.


Cutty Sark Marina Restaurant
4707 Pretty Lake Ave
A tiny “dive” that is a local favorite known for their “She Crab Soup” and cold beer.
(757) 362-2942


Mona Lisa’s Pizza
9583 Shore Drivemona lisa
(757) 362-0200
Pizza and other favorites.


A.J. Gatorssports bar

9575 Shore Dr.
Sports Bar & American food
(757) 228-5857



3248 E Ocean View Ave
Norfolk, VA 23518
(757) 962-3630
Italian eatery named after the Rocket Roller Coaster that was once in Old Ocean View Amusement Park.

Caribbean Classic at East Beach Norfolk
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Retail and commercial amenities create a mixed use neighborhood and are an important part of the Master Plan for East Beach.  These amenities are in the planning stages and will be developed in the final phase of the development along Pretty Lake Avenue and Shore Drive, bringing daily conveniences within easy walking distance for residents.

Currently 3,650 square feet of retail and commercial space is available on Pretty Lake Avenue, on the ground floor of East Beach Villas at Pretty Lake. For information about leasing this space please contact CBRE:  mollie.korte@cbre-norfolk.com.

Ten minutes to Norfolk International Airport
East Beach is just a quick ten minute drive (and $11 cab ride) to Norfolk International Airport (ORF). The newly expanded and updated airport serves hundreds of U S cities with over 200 domestic and international flights daily. Parking and check in are a breeze at this mid-sized airport.
Twenty minutes to downtown Norfolk

East Beach is twenty minutes from Downtown Norfolk- the heart of the waterfront and the cultural, financial and entertainment center of Hampton Roads. Norfolk is a city of over 234,000 residents. It is the cultural, educational, business and medical center of Hampton Roads, hosts the world's largest naval base, the region's international airport and is one of the busiest international ports on the East Coast of the United States. A light rail route through the heart of downtown is scheduled to open in late 2010.

Norfolk is home to the Port Authority. Norfolk-Southern Railway. The Virginia Symphony. Old Dominion University. Eastern Virginia Medical School. Norfolk State University, Tides baseball and the Admirals hockey teams, state of the art research facilities, shipping companies and an exuberant arts and cultural community.

Near major employment centers

Norfolk is well known for its ports and maritime related industries, as well as defense contractors and corporate headquarters. Norfolk and Hampton Roads are home to the largest naval stations in the world. East Beach is conveniently located near Little Creek Amphibious Base, Naval Station Norfolk, and just a half hour drive to Oceana Naval Air Base. East Beach is adjacent to the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel, providing easy access to Langley Air Force Base.

For more information, click on the Norfolk Hampton Roads section of the website.

East Beach Lifestyle

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