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Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

4005 Sandpiper Road Virginia Beach, VA 23456
757- 721-2412

Region: Sandbridge, Virginia Beach

Description

Established in 1938, this 8,000-acre fresh water refuge borders the Atlantic Ocean on the east and Back Bay on the west. The barrier islands feature large sand dunes, maritime forests, fresh water marshes, ponds, ocean beach, and large impoundments for wintering wildfowl. These tranquil habitats can be accessed by marsh trails, bikes, a boardwalk overlook, and the beach itself. Back Bay is located approximately 18 miles south of the resort area. Back Bay Tram Tours run from April 1st and continue through October 31st. Please contact us for further information. Back Bay Sunset

Friday April 20th, 2018

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Tomorrow is our big Earth Day Volunteer Event! We invite you to come help us remove an invasive species, Asiatic sand sedge, from the refuge dune system. This event will begin at 9:00am at our Visitor Center (4005 Sandpiper Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456). ... See MoreSee Less

Tomorrow is our big Earth Day Volunteer Event! We invite you to come help us remove an invasive species, Asiatic sand sedge, from the refuge dune system. This event will begin at 9:00am at our Visitor Center (4005 Sandpiper Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456).

Thursday April 19th, 2018

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

This week is National Dark Sky Week. Light pollution can affect natural ecosystems, as well as human populations. The International Dark-Sky Association provides great information for how each of us can make a difference and lessen light pollution in our communities. ... See MoreSee Less

This week is National Dark Sky Week. Light pollution can affect natural ecosystems, as well as human populations. The International Dark-Sky Association provides great information for how each of us can make a difference and lessen light pollution in our communities.

Tuesday April 17th, 2018

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Bald cypress trees are starting to leaf out along the Bay Trail. Their brilliant green leaves are a beautiful sign of spring. ... See More