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Great Neck Park

Description

This urban multi-use park along the Lynnhaven River is lined on one side by pine woodlands where short nature paths and an observation deck can be found. The pine woodlands attract songbirds like brown-headed nuthatch and pine warblers. The observation deck serves as a place to view the extensive marsh along the river’s edge where ospreys and wintering bald eagles can be seen. At low tide, wading birds frequent the wetland to forage for the killifish and fiddler crabs.

Directions

Physical Address: 2513 Shorehaven Drive, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23454

From Pacific Ave at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, turn west onto 22nd St and travel 0.5 miles. Continue onto I-264 West and travel 1.5 miles. Take exit 21 for First Colonial Rd toward Oceana Naval Air Station. Continue 0.4 miles. Turn right onto First Colonial Rd and travel 2.3 miles. Turn right onto North Great Neck Rd and continue 1 miles. Turn left onto Shorehaven Drive and follow it into Great Neck Park.

To Great Neck Park from the previous site on the Seashore to Cypress Loop of VBWT:

From Cape Henry Lighthouse at Fort Story return to US 60 along Atlantic Avenue. Turn right onto US-60 W/ Shore Dr. Continue 4.6 miles. Turn left onto North Great Neck Rd. Travel 2.2 miles. Turn right onto Shorehaven Dr and continue 0.6 miles, then turn left to stay on Shorehaven Dr.

 

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: City of Virginia Beach Department of Parks & Recreation: 757-385-0400, fun@VBgov.com
  • Website
  • Access: Free, Daily, sunrise to sunset

Birds Recently Seen at Great Neck Park (as reported to eBird)

  • Canada Goose
  • American Black Duck
  • Greater Yellowlegs
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Belted Kingfisher
  • American Crow
  • Bufflehead
  • Black Vulture
  • Red-tailed Hawk
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker

Seasonal Bird Observations

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Restrooms
  • Observation Platform