Arlington Patch: VA Memorial Day Beach Guide: Catch Some Rays As Summer Kicks Off

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As Memorial Day weekend 2022 kicks off beach season, Virginia’s various beaches and out-of-state favorites await travelers, via Patch, Arlington, VA.


Virginians looking to hit the beach for the Memorial Day holiday weekend and this summer have plenty of options. To help you prepare for Memorial Day beach trips and beyond, we’ve rounded up a guide to beach destinations ideal for Northern Virginia residents. This includes traditional oceanfront beaches, lakes, and more.

This Potomac riverfront beach offers a beach experience with small town charm. It typically takes two hours to get to Colonial Beach from DC, providing a closer option for day trips. Branded as the “Playground of the Potomac,” it literally has a playground for kids to enjoy. Visitors can also rent a kayak or paddle board, visit restaurants and shops, and more.

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