What a special feeling to see bottlenose dolphins at Sandbridge Beach every day on your vacation! Sometimes they were so close to shore it felt like you were swimming with them. Don’t worry if you don’t get to go on a dolphin cruise or have an ocean kayak, just go out to the beach and you’ll have an exciting time spotting dolphins from the water or shore. While it's not illegal to try and pet one; don't be surprised if it bites you (remember, they are wild animals).
Virginia Beach is the home of the mid-Atlantic’s largest population of bottlenose dolphins. Each year, dolphins make Virginia Beach their summer residence. The peak season for dolphins in the Virginia Beach area is from June thru September. There is still time to catch sight of the dolphins this year!