Virginia Beach Journals

A week on the beach

An April 2002 trip to Virginia Beach by PMADI

Quote: A week at the beach, good food, good sun.

A week on the beach

Overview

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The planes flying overhead and watching the dolphins in the water.

Quick Tips:

Go in the spring, when there's no crowd.

Best Way To Get Around:

Four Sails Resort

Hotel | "The Four Sails"

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Best Things Nearby:The beachBest Things About the Resort:The balcony overlooking the beach.Resort Experience:The one bedroom is very narrow and is ok for 3 people. The resort didn't seem to have many activities but that was ok. We loved that we didn't get one phone call trying to talk us into buying a timeshare. The balcony is perfect for sitting to watch the sunrise and is great for watching the waves. The whirlpool was a nice touch. They have a very nice CD player in the room, my son was impressed. They have a VCR & rentals are reasonable. Unit Type: 1 Bedroom Activ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 4, 2002

Four Sails Resort
3301 Atlantic Ave.
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
(757) 491-8100

The Purple Cow

Restaurant

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This is a very casual family type restaurant. We found the hamburgers to be terrific. We came back a second time just to have another one. The shakes and malts were perfect. The price was right.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 4, 2002

The Purple Cow
981 Laskin Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
(757) 233-7269

Coyote Cafe

Restaurant | "The Coyote Cafe"

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This is across the street from The Purple Cow. It had very good Southwestern food. We had a corn cake appetizer that was great. The flank steak was very tender and I had difficulty eating all of the garlic mashed potatoes. My husband had tuna which he said was better than he'd ever had before. It's a small restaurant but when we were there in the spring wasn't crowded.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 4, 2002

Coyote Cafe
972 Laskin Avenue
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
(757) 425-8705

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We think this area would not be fun in the summer. The beach area is beautiful. There's a great sidewalk & a special area for bikes. The area opposite the beach is very touristy and we didn't find too many restaraunts within walking distance that were decent. Drive away for better food. The planes from the nearby bases fly overhead frequently and they're fun to watch. We saw dolphins 4 times and they come close enough to shore that you can see the jumping around.