Gorgeous day!


Bring your dog with you as you walk this 2.5 mile trail to a beautiful sandy beach. Dogs permitted on-leash during the off-season. Dogs are not permitted from May 15 to September 15.


BringFido Guest Rating

Grandview Nature Preserve has received a rating of 4.3 out of 5 bones by 6 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Sep. 30, 2019
    Nice, quiet nature preserve

    We had a nice morning walk with dogs. There's a 1/4 mile trail to the beach. I give it 4 stars I stead of 5 because there were a lot of dog piles left on the path.

  • More than a year ago
    change of dates

    Now u can’t go between April 15-Sep 15....

  • More than a year ago

    I went the first week of April. On a Sunday. For me it was perfect. I had been on Virginia Beach VA (VAB). I had taken the dogs in the area where all the hotels and restaurants are located. Generally where the large Neptune sculpture is near the Hilton. As much as we try to enjoy it it is just hard to do because of all the people. There were a lot of dogs and people. This was the off-season so dogs could be on the beach at any time but there were so many people even on a leash it’s hard to navigate. I gave up and found this location on the Fido app. It was just what I was looking for. You park on the street and it looks like you’re in the middle of a neighborhood. You head off down the trail and it’s a beautiful walk with marsh and wetlands on each side of the trail. There are benches at various spots and then right before you get to the beach there are some trash cans were you can drop off your poop bags! Then it opens up onto a beach that is perfect for dogs. Very few people the only other folks I saw had their own dogs. Lots of seashells and a beautiful walk. I highly recommend this location if you want to go see a beach with your dog.

  • More than a year ago
    Off season access only

    This is a remote access beach. You walk in about a quarter to half mile down a dirt trail before you reach the beach area. Wonderful for dogs. Word of warning for those wanting to use the beach for swiming - this is a nature preserve, so their are ALOT of small tree trunks just below the water line which you may or may not be able to see depending on the tide, so be careful. The only reason I give this site 4 bones is that the City of Hampton needs to update it's policy to mirror that of the much more populated Virginia Beach. There dogs can use the beach in the high season as long as it is before 10am or after 6pm. This shows much more tolerance for fido. No one is using the beach before 10am (especially a remote access beach) except for the dog walkers. I hope they adjust this policy soon.

  • More than a year ago
    Nature loving

    This beach is great. Be prepared to walk it! It is a great place to explore and let the dogs run and swim. However, dogs strongly welcome during the off season.

  • More than a year ago
    fun for all

    this is a nice beach not alot of people or dogs, lots of wildlife to take in. its wonderful for dogs lots of room to run and swim. my only complaint is that its only open to the dogs in the off-season. word of caution to pet owners if you do take your dogs out there make sure you check them for tick when you get home.. .

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Sophie and athena
Trees below water line, be careful if swiming
Sophie and athena

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