Hampton VA Hotels

Looking for Hampton VA hotels? Hampton is located on the Virginia Peninsula in the Hampton Roads region of southeastern Virginia. Hampton is a great place to shop, dine and gather with friends. The downtown waterfront district, which encompasses the site of the original 17th century seaport, is filled with restaurants, pubs, art galleries, attractions, shops, marinas and a waterfront park. Find colonial flavor in this restored district of cobblestone streets lined with red brick sidewalks and crepe myrtle trees. The downtown waterfront is totally walkable and charming, so it is worth it to spend some time here visiting the attractions and enjoying the Chesapeake Bay waterfront. Hampton has three unique public beaches offering miles of beautiful waterfront: Buckroe Beach; Grandview Nature Preserve; and Outlook Beach. Stay at Hampton VA hotels and enjoy all the is to offer. Visit all the Best Virginia Beaches here.

Hampton Virginia Weather – When to Visit

The best time to visit Hampton Virginia is from late May to early September, when you'll experience oceanfront culture in full swing. This is the peak season so the city and beach can get crowded during these months, plus room rates at beachfront hotels are generally higher between Memorial Day and Labor Day. For lower prices and relatively comfortable temps, arrive in spring (from March to mid-May) or fall (between mid-September and November). You can also save some coin if you visit in December, January or February, but you'll need to bundle up.

Best Hampton Virginia Area Beaches

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Buckroe Beach & Park

Buckroe Park has 3/4 of a mile of clean beach. Lifeguards are on duty Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. There's a spacious nautical-themed playground to entertain the children and large restroom facilities with outdoor showers next to the playground.

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Grandview Nature Preserve and Factory Point

Grandview Nature Preserve covers over 475 acres of salt marsh, tidal creeks, and Chesapeake Bay beachfront. The Preserve is a great location to beach comb, observe the migratory birds, for photography and fishing. You will need to obtain a saltwater fishing license from Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

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Outlook Beach

Surrounded by water on all sides, the Fort Monroe beaches extend for miles and offer some of the best views in all of the Chesapeake Bay. Outlook Beach, Fort Monroe's public beach, is the perfect place for swimming, sunning, and relaxing, open sunrise to sunset.

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Huntington Park Beach

Huntington Park Beach is located on the James River, so it’s not really a swimming beach, but it is an uncrowded spot close to the James River Bridge offering great views and stunning sunsets. It’s a place to bring chairs and some food and hang out with friends.

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Best Hampton Virginia Area Tours & Activities

Sun Dolphin Kayak Tour

Watch the sun set over Chesapeake Bay on a 2-hour, small-group dolphin tour by kayak from Virginia Beach. Paddle along the coast as you spot Atlantic bottle nose dolphins, and see the Cape Henry Lighthouses and Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel from the water. Learn more about the Sun Dolphin Kayak Tour.

Wetland Zip Tour

Soar through the trees on this 90 minute zip tour through a gorgeous wetland forest. Climb up 70′ towers and fly though the air while seeing nature at its best. Learn more about the Wetland Zip Tour.

Sunset Stand Up Paddleboard Tour of Linkhorn Bay

Steer a stand-up paddleboard across Linkhorn Bay on a 1.5-hour sunset tour in Virginia Beach. Watch for Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, blue herons, and kingfishers, and enjoy an easy going place to practice stand-up paddleboarding with help from experienced guides. Learn more about the Sunset Stand Up Paddleboard Tour of Linkhorn Bay.

Virginia Beach Surf Lessons

Experience the thrill of surfing in the Atlantic Ocean during surfing lessons on Virginia Beach. Choose from either private or group lessons to suit your schedule and budget; all levels are welcome and accommodated accordingly. All equipment and instruction included. Learn more about Virginia Beach Surf Lessons.

Small Group Dolphin Kayak Eco-Tour

Paddle alongside the wild dolphins of Virginia Beach on a small-group kayak tour from North End Beach. Watch for sea birds and other wildlife as you steer an easy to use, sit-on-top kayak along the coast to the Cape Henry Lighthouses. Learn about the Atlantic bottle nose dolphins that swim past the Virginia coast each summer, and explore the shore with an experienced guide. Learn more about the Small Group Dolphin Kayak Eco-Tour.

Best Hampton Virginia Restaurants

Tommy's Restaurant Under $10

Folks looking for real home cooking know where to go! Serving breakfast and lunch for over 35 years! Fast and friendly service with huge portions. Cash Only. Telephone: 757-825-1644 Web: Tommy's Restaurant

County Grill & Smokehouse $11 – 30

County Grill & Smokehouse is a family owned and operated restaurant group that specializes in smoked meats and homemade southern foods and sides. Menu Telephone: 757-723-0600 Web: County Grill & Smokehouse

Venture Kitchen & Bar $11 – 30

An eclectic menu of pizza and tapas, along with some great sandwiches and salads. Their pizza dough is made in house and cooked in a brick oven. Menus Telephone: 757-325-8868 Web: Venture Kitchen & Bar

The Deadrise $11 – 30

Great option after a long day at the beach or just want to be on the harbor at sunset. Plenty of daily specials and sitting indoor or out. Vegetarian friendly and gluten free options. Telephone: 757-788-7190 Web: The Deadrise

Park Lane Tavern $11 – 30

They combine American inspired dishes and traditional European fare, with a vast array of European crafted spirits and outstanding service. Menu Telephone: 757-838-2748 Web: Park Lane Tavern

Best Hampton Virginia Bars

Josh Bar & Grill

1938 E Pembroke Ave, Hampton Telephone: 757-723-8003 Web: Josh Bar & Grill

Phoebus Dive Bar

31 E Mellen St, Hampton Telephone: 757-964-6666 Web: Phoebus Dive Bar

Sly Clyde Ciderworks

207 E Mellen St, Hampton Web: Sly Clyde Ciderworks

El Diablo Loco Cantina & Tequila Bar

6 E Mellen St, Hampton Telephone: 757-506-8779 Web: El Diablo Loco Cantina & Tequila Bar

Fullers Raw Bar

38 E Mellen St, Hampton Telephone: 757-251-6497 Web: Fullers Raw Bar

Best Hampton Virginia Hotels

28 Comments

  1. joseph

    Now this site was excellent I thought and it had something that almost everybody can’t afford that I like the best because they usually take a lot of money There are so many different things to do I am not much of a beach person that lies around on the beach just soaking up the sun I like to have things to do when I’m out there enjoying the fresh air and the smell of the ocean I like how it said The best times to go are in the spring or the fall I clicked on some different link and it was excellent I saw something about zip-line that I would like to try someday.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      So glad you enjoyed Joseph, thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.

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  2. Andrew

    Virginia looks like a lovely place to travel to.  I love travelling to the States it’s one of my favourite countries to see.  I was in New Orleans last year, twice, and absolutely loved it!  This is definitely going on my list of places to visit once I’m comfortable flying again.  

    What would you recommend for places to stay?  Something close to the amenities or something a bit more out of the way but within travelling distance?

    There are so many beautiful beaches and destination we really are spoiled for choice, the world is full of spectacular countries, I’ve got some planning to do i think!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      It’s really personal preference.  I prefer to be close to everything, making it easy to get to where I want 🙂  But that’s just me.  I am glad you enjoyed my Hampton VA Hotels guide.  Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. angell70

    This is such an inspirational article. Every time I read articles about beaches, as summer been my favourites time in the years, something teleported me just there to feel while I am reading. Thank you. Wow, Hampton Virginia Beaches, please keep a warm place for me there, one day I will just go there. As every time we want to book a vacation away from the noisy city, we are looking firstly to the accommodation with breakfast, touristic places and restaurants of course. You have covered everything in this article from the very small print to the bigger, to restaurants. Thank you for this information, I have booked your website.  I have no further questions for you, just a recommendation if you have one for us. Thank you so very much.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you Angel for taking the time to leave me comments and for visiting beach travel destinations!

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  4. Andy

    hi, I just can’t help myself coming back for more beach inspiration. The Hampton beaches area in Virginia looks like it is on a smaller more manageable scale than some of the other areas your review here. Though that may just be an impression I get from comparing the drone videos. The hotel prices here also seem to be more affordable than some of the others I have seen. I also like the proximity to the 17th-century seaport. Thanks for the inspiring pictures and review. Best regards, Andy 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are welcome Andy, thanks for taking the time to leave me comments.  I am glad you enjoyed my Hampton VA Hotels guide.

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  5. John Denekar

    Hope you are having a great day, I would like to thank you for this article. It was like a trip back in time for me. My family and I lived in VA for three years back in the late 70’s.  And I can remember fondly of my father driving us all to the beach on a hot Saturday morning.  Spending the whole day on the beach. The only thing I didn’t like was getting stung by the jelly fish that always seemed to end up in the surf by beach. Boy did those thins hurt when they got you. My wife and I are planning a trip to Nashville,  we may just have to stop off in the Hampton eria on our way back to N.Y. state.  I will keep this article in mind when looking for a hotel. Thanks for this information as well as the trip back in time. Have a blessed day my friend. 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I live in Florida and there are plenty of jelly fish in Key West.  I have friends who continually want to head there, but I just don’t want to deal with the darn things, lol.  Thanks for stopping by John, and taking the time to leave me comments.

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  6. Navnit

    Your website is covering some amazing information on beach travel , have got some amazing information on beach travel holidays . This article gives complete understanding of Hampton VA Hotels , Drone video gives some very good feel of the location , your website gives comprehensive information on beach travel which one can use to plan their travel . thanks for sharing .  

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Glad you enjoyed!  Thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.

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  7. Kwidzin

    Wow. This looks like an amazing place to spend a few weeks just chilling. A week would even do the trick. Seems like its been years since  last went anywhere as exotic as this (even though it’s only really been about three or four years. Hopefully i will do it again soon though.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, you will!  I am glad you enjoyed your visit to Beach Travel Destinations.

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  8. Cynthia

    I’m a big fan of this site so I’m sure you know by now that I’m a big fan of history.  This sounds like a place that I want to be and since it’s a 12-hour drive, I wouldn’t have to fly.  One thing I would like to ask is about hotels.  Are there any right in the beachfront shopping area?  I love to be able to walk around and still be close to my hotel.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      One thing I could not find in Hampton was a superior hotel on the beach close to shopping.  So it makes it hard to recommend one.  I might try a B&B or VRBO.  I wish I could help more.  Thanks for your continued visits to beach travel destinations.

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  9. Aparna

    Love your site Leahrae. This post about the Virginia beaches and Hampton Virginia Area Tours & Activities is such a draw. I read another one of yours about Virginia beaches and I am definitely going to make a trip soon. 

    let’s hope the rates of stay are reasonable in November, because that’s when we will be able to venture out. 

    Love,

    AB

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great Aparna, I am glad you enjoy your visits to beach travel destinations.  Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Steve

    Love the drone video. Looks perfect for a little time off the usual day to day grind. My kids would totally enjoy this – the ocean, sand and great skies. I’m a little concerned though by the extensive real estate. I hope it has little impact on the environment as is usually the case with human activities, especially pollution. 

    Despite this, still looks like a place worth visiting once in a lifetime. Too bad the pandemic brought lots of uncertainty to everything. Thanks for this informative piece.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are welcome Steve, glad you enjoyed.  Yes, that is happening here too with our beaches.  Extensive real estate and hoards of vacationers…all takes a toll on the beauty and the environment.

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  11. Claire

    I loved this article, how it looked and how informative it was. It has made me want to visit Virginia and the Hampton beach very much! A lot of very useful information, thank you! I liked the inclusion of places to eat as well as the beaches and i loved reading about the SUP paddle boarding at sunset on Linkhorn Bay. 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Stand up paddleboarding is so much fun.  Peaceful, relaxing, fun and a bit of a work out.  You would enjoy for sure.  Thanks for visiting my Hampton VA Hotels guide.

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  12. António Mateus

    Truth be told, Leahrae, I no longer can decide which of all the beach destinations you present to choose from. This time you sum them up but the information you provide is as thorough and clear as ever.
    Mallorca has always been one of my favourite dream destinations. Maybe I’ll opt for it soon.
    Thanks for sharing and keep up the good work!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are welcome Antonio, and thanks for continuing to visit beach travel destinations.  If you are ever in Florida (Clearwater Beach area) let me know!

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  13. Dominique

    Hi. What an interesting article!

    I am a big fan of your page and I frequenly pay a visit to see your new posts. I have to stay that I love your page and your descriptions of the places never fail to amaze me. I love your work. I will recommend this destination to a few friends who are still looking for places to go! The will love it I am sure!

    Best regards,
    Dominique

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thanks so much for your kind comments Dominique!  I am glad you enjoy your visits to Beach Travel Destinations.

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  14. Mike

    Hello there! This is another informative post of yours. Interestingly, I am not far from Virginia. Personally, it’s kind of one of those states that haven’t really stood out to me as a place to travel to. Reading through your post, I feel like I have been living under a rock. Virginia is quite beautiful place to visit especially the beach. The Grandview Nature Preserve looks like the spot that attracts me the most. Fishing and kayaking sound like really fun activities to try there. Thanks for this.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Maybe you have been living under a rock!  LOL  I am glad you enjoyed Mike.  Thanks for stopping by!

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