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Dang it, summer’s done — and here’s what that means in Virginia Beach and Norfolk

Virginia Beach Oceanfront. (Southside Daily file photo)
Virginia Beach Oceanfront. (Southside Daily file photo)

VIRGINIA BEACH — Labor Day is Monday and with that many summer-related activities come to a close around Hampton Roads.

Here’s a list of fall and winter closings.

Outdoor pools

Outdoor pools in both Norfolk and Virginia Beach will be closing to the public for the season starting on Sept. 3.

The indoor pools, however, will remain open.

Virginia Beach’s recreation centers all have indoor pools, click here to learn more.

The YMCA of Southampton Roads operates both indoor and outdoor pools for the public to access.

For a full schedule, click here.

Norfolk has a few outdoor pools and splash pads open seasonally. Starting Sept. 3 they will be closed for the season.

Click here to learn more.


In Virginia Beach, during the summer months from Memorial Day to Labor Day lifeguards are standing watch on the beach.

Starting Sept. 3 there will be no more lifeguards patrolling the waters.

The public is, however, able to swim in the ocean and play on the beach year-round if they so choose to do so.

For more information on the city’s beaches, click here.

The lifeguards along Norfolk’s beaches will also be taking the winter months off between Sept. 3 and Memorial Day but the public is still allowed to play and swim on the beach.

To find more information, click here.

Dogs on the beach

While dogs are asked to stay off the beach between Rudee Loop and 42nd Street in Virginia Beach during the summer months, they are welcome during the fall and winter months.

Starting on Sept. 3 leashed pets are allowed on the boardwalk and may be off-leash on the beach.

For more information about pet safety and the beach, click here.

Dogs will be allowed on the beaches in Norfolk starting Sept. 3 but they do still need to be leashed at all times.

To find more information, click here.

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