Grandview Nature Preserve to Lighthouse Ruins

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Miles of white sand beach, Back River Lighthouse Ruins

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Brittany King (107)

2 Completed1 Reviews

me and my 2 year old daughter walked this trail together. we went mostly to clean up litter but I didn't even fill one shopping bag! it was beautiful. the Beach was so peaceful and theraputic. it is mostly a rock trail. It would not be good for a stroller. my 2 year old walked all the way to the beach herself and I carried her back to the car. a wagon would be a good idea to transport kids and their toys!!! I honestly think we will make this a weekly adventure.

Kevin Sparks (262)

5 Completed3 Reviews

This is a great area to walk and I visit often. The beach is very peaceful and never crowded. You can spend hours walking along the shoreline. Getting to the beach can be a little tricky with the new loose gravel they have put on the path. Also, might be a good idea to bring some bug repellent. The horseflies can be viscous at times.

Roberto Flores (193)

2 Completed1 Reviews

This a great family trail! You'll see some sea life and feel a refreshing ocean breeze throughout your walk. Recommend this to all.

Elena Tate (4731)

157 Completed149 Reviews

A nice walk. Especially the long section along the beach. I saw people doing this trail barefoot but the first part is gravel.

Alan Bourne (93175)

656 Completed645 Reviews

Very level. There is trash along the trail. You might want to wear sandals for the first part of the trail and then go barefoot as it changes from sharp gravel to hard sand to soft sand. If you like a beach to yourself, this is the place.

jodi gold (142)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Lovely sea side walk n pick nick
with our dog in off season, easy drive from Richmond Frisbee golf park at fort eustis exit
On the way

Josh Blue (171)

6 Completed4 Reviews

Awesome hike... A bit of a drive to get to the trailhead and very limited parking. Worth the trip though. Kids find special beach treasures every time. Lighthouse debris most visible when the weather has eroded the beach (after a good storm).

Justin Oller (294)

4 Completed2 Reviews

There is a Long stretch of beach, all Sand. Stay on the wet sand. No costing allowed on the sand so be prepared for a good workout.

Orion Pobursky (260)

0 Completed4 Reviews

Great hike to take the dog. Too bad short-sighted city council members have banned dog access from May 15 to Sept 15

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