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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

Sunday July 15th, 2018

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Good morning everyone! Today is the last day to enjoy our West Dike Trail before we switch over and open our East Dike Trail for the season! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Water lilies along the West Dike last Sunday. Beautiful walk back to False Cape!

Friday July 13th, 2018

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

We're excited to share the news of the fourth turtle nest in Virginia Beach! This Loggerhead mama laid her eggs in False Cape State Park by Barbour Hill. Thankfully she laid them near the dunes that they did not have to be relocated! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Graziella Scalzo 🐢

Hooray!!!

Anupa Deshpande

Oh that's so exciting.... Baby sea turtles soon!!

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Thursday July 12th, 2018

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Hello! We will be closing the West Dike Trail and opening the East Dike Trail for the remainder of the season on Monday, July 16th. Enjoy the Bay Side and Green Hills while you can! 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

Hello! We will be closing the West Dike Trail and opening the East Dike Trail for the remainder of the season on Monday, July 16th. Enjoy the Bay Side and Green Hills while you can! :)

 

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Joan Watters Kennedy

Wow! Glad I got there last weekend! Thanks for the heads up.

Why is it closed the rest of the year?

Monday July 9th, 2018

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

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Happy Monday!

 

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this is what it's all about ...

I love Crimson-Eyed Rose-Mallows (Hibiscus moscheutos)!!!

Sunday July 8th, 2018

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Beautiful day to stretch out those wings ... See MoreSee Less

Beautiful day to stretch out those wings

 

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Anupa Deshpande

Friday July 6th, 2018

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Hi everyone!
Tomorrow morning at 9AM we will be having a photography clinic with Fred Devan. Fred will be sharing expertise on taking pictures by the Bay.
We hope to see you there!
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Hi everyone!
Tomorrow morning at 9AM we will be having a photography clinic with Fred Devan. Fred will be sharing expertise on taking pictures by the Bay.
We hope to see you there!

 

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Where will everyone be meeting?

Is this an event for advance registration only?

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We're still on for today! Stop by!

Thursday July 5th, 2018

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Beautiful rainbow! 🙂 Looks like you were in the right place at the right time.

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