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Little Island Park


The winter season at this public beach brings ample opportunity to view a diversity of diving ducks, gulls, and other seabirds. In the spring and summer, the beach may provide an opportunity to view Atlantic bottle-nosed dolphins.

In order to increase the accessibility of this site for all visitors, this park has beach wheelchairs available.

The park also has an informal kayak/canoe launch, which is located on the other side of the road and offers an access point to explore the extensive salt marshes.


Physical Address: 3820 S. Sandpiper Road, Virginia Beach, VA, 23456

From the Previous Site on the Seashore to Cypress Loop of the VBWT:

From Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, return north on Sandpiper Road for 0.4 miles. The park is on the right.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: City of Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation: 757-385-7324,
  • Website
  • Access: Fee, Daily

Birds Recently Seen at Little Island Park (as reported to eBird)

  • Mallard
  • Rock Pigeon
  • Mourning Dove
  • Killdeer
  • Caspian Tern
  • Double-crested Cormorant
  • Green Heron
  • Glossy Ibis
  • Osprey
  • Belted Kingfisher

Seasonal Bird Observations


  • Fee
  • Food
  • Accessible
  • Information
  • Parking
  • Phone
  • Picnic
  • Restrooms