A Place for Rest, Relaxation & Romance in Virginia Beach

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Things to do when you are here...

imageBuilt in 1895 and thoroughly modernized for today's discriminating traveler, Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast is conveniently located near everything that makes a Virginia Beach vacation the best ever in one of the most desirable destinations in the United States.

Lucky is the traveler who gets to come here on business! With so many Virginia Beach attractions, we are happy to help you tailor your visit to specific interests. Here are just a few things to do in Virginia Beach.



back at the inn

imageVisit First Landing State Park, with its winding walking and bicycle trails shaded by trees draped with Spanish Moss and its quiet beach on the Chesapeake Bay, just one of the many Virginia Beach activities that has something for everyone. For more information visit Virginia State Parks.

In the winter, enjoy one of several exciting outdoor adventures led by knowledgeable guides from the Virginia Aquarium. In the spring, summer, or fall, go kayaking in a quiet inlet or with the dolphins in the ocean.

Visit Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge for a secluded beach experience, or tee off at one of our well-groomed local golf courses.



within walking distance

imageA 3-minute walk and you'll be in the heart of the Virginia Beach resort area, its 3-mile boardwalk and bicycle path, the Virginia Beach fishing pier and several wonderful restaurants.

Stroll along the boardwalk, and visit the Old Coast Guard Museum and the Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum. You might also enjoy dancing to classic beach music and dining at The Upper Deck right down the street from the Inn!

In just a ten-minute walk, you can be at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, the Contemporary Art Center, or at the marina where you can rent a jet ski, depart for parasailing or enjoy an exciting "Seafari" boat trip guided by experts from the Virginia Aquarium. There are even more outstanding locally owned restaurants which we can recommend.


Extend the range of things to see and do by riding one of our complimentary bicycles to the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center, only 2 miles away from the Inn.