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Ocean View Beach

Pets are seasonally welcome to join you on-leash on the white sands of this popular beach. No dogs or domestic animals are allowed on beaches from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. seasonally, beginning the Saturday before Memorial Day through Labor Day. Visit Website

Or call (757) 441-1852 for more information.


BringFido Guest Rating

Ocean View Beach has received a rating of 3.0 out of 5 bones by 6 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Ray
    More than a year ago
    Go elsewhere

    The sand is rough and the beach is less than clean. Norfolk really needs to step up the security.

  • Mike B
    More than a year ago
    Enjoy a walk with your dog

    We stay at the pet friendly Best Western in Ocean View Norfolk often. The beach is nice and not crowded. We always respect the people on the beach and stay on our own path. If anyone approaches we stop for a pet and introduction of our Boston Terriers.. When walking be respectful, carry doggie clean up bags and keep it nice. Enjoy!

  • Daniel
    More than a year ago
    Great, but use EXTREME Caution!

    I live in East Beach, and this is a great place to let your dog off the leach before 7am summertime. Use caution though, because the people that live down the street in the ghetto of Ocean View frequent this location, and leave garbage everywhere, to include chicken bones, dirty diapers and condoms, and 40's of malt liquor. Also, fishing hooks will also get frequently beached, along with Dead Sea creatures! The crab life, however, make for good doggie entertainment!

  • Tim
    More than a year ago

    Even though the water was freezing, we all had a very good time. Our princess even made some new friends, both human and canine, while we were at the beach. Will definitely return!

  • Kimberly
    More than a year ago
    Seasonal Rules

    As a resident of this area, I know that they are pretty strict about the hours for dogs during the summer season. However, from Labor Day to Memorial Day essentially, dogs are allowed (on leash) any time of day. This is a great walk. The six foot leash rule isn't enforced as long as the dog is under the owner's control, so they can still swim even on a long lead.

  • Melissa
    More than a year ago
    no dogs allowed during the day

    We just came back from visiting norfolk and went to this beach but as soon as we got there we got kicked out with our puppy and the lifeguard said they only accepted dogs after 6pm :o( Is a smaller private beach so I guess it would have been nice for a dog that loves to play in the water

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