By Chris La Porte


Sitting in the middle of Virginia Beach and Norfolk, Virginia, is your new posting at JEB Little Creek-Fort Story. This entire area has a large population of military personnel from various installations, ranging from the Army to the Air Force to the Marines. With such a popular destination as your backyard, you’ll be sure to find plenty of fun things to do in Virginia Beach near base. You’ll find the activities below separated by the kind of entertainment you’ll find at your new posting. Get ready for all the fun things to do in Virginia Beach and the Hampton Roads region.

Fun Things To Do in Virginia Beach Near JEB Little Creek-Fort Story

JEB Little Creek-Fort Story Golf

1. Eagle Haven Golf Course

1432 Hewitt Dr. Virginia Beach, VA 23460


: 1 (757) 462-8526 Part of the JEB Little Creek MWR, the Eagle Haven Golf Course offers some amazing views of the ocean while you get a round of golf in. You’ll also find a clubhouse with a snack bar, golf shop, and locker rooms with showers. If you need to work on your technique, you’ll have access to PGA golf instructors that have a wide selection of instructional programs.

2. Cypress Point Country Club

5340 Club Head Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23455


: 1 (757) 490-6300 At Cypress Point Country Club, you’ll find an 18-hole championship course designed by Thomas Clark to play your rounds on. The country club sits in a relaxing spot between Lake Lawson and Lake Smith, where you can escape for a little while during your golf outing. You’ll also find the Cypress Bar and Grill with full-service private events and banquets close by.

3. Broad Bay Country Club

2120 Lords Landing Virginia Beach, VA 23454


: 1 (757) 496-9090 Recognized as one of the finest golf courses in Virginia Beach, Broad Bay Country Club is a prime spot for a round of golf. In addition to getting out on the green, you’ll have access to tennis courts, a clubhouse, a golf shop, a swimming pool, and a full-service bar.

JEB Little Creek-Fort Story Gyms

JEB Little Creek-Fort Story Gyms

4. Rockwell Hall Gym

3147 5th Street & Nider Blvd. Virginia Beach, VA 23460


: 1 (757) 462-7735 The JEB Little Creek gym go-to is the Rockwell Hall Gym. You’ll find some of the best fitness and sports programs offered to service members here. You’ll have access to cardio equipment, free weights, group classes, and more. All of this is offered by the Navy MWR.

5. Pierside Sports Center

1611 Midway Rd. Norfolk, VA 23518


: 1 (757) 462-8280 Also offered through the JEB Little Creek MWR, the Pierside Sports Center has every amenity you’ll need in a gym. You’ll find a wide range of fitness equipment like rowers, ropes, free weights, and more. You’ll also have access to eight tennis courts, with lessons available by request.

6. Williams Farm Recreation Center

5252 Learning Cir. Virginia Beach, VA 23462


: 1 (757) 385-2950 The Williams Farm Recreation Center has a little bit of everything to satisfy your fitness needs. From cardio equipment, circuit training, free weights, fitness classes, and personal training, you’ll find something just for you. There’s even an indoor track.

7. Send It Climbing

7405 Sewells Point Rd. Norfolk, VA 23513


: 1 (757) 904-1940 Send It Climbing is a different kind of gym that sends you up climbing walls that can reach 43 feet in height. With vertical overhangs, slabs, and 10,550 square feet of climbing space, there’s something for everyone to try out.

JEB Little Creek-Fort Story Theaters

8. Gator Theater

3504 Gator Blvd. Virginia Beach, VA 23455


: 1 (757) 462-7534 Gator Theater is one of the most affordable places to watch movies in the Hampton Roads area. This JEB Little Creek movie theater is part of the Navy MWR and offers the latest movies and some free advanced screenings, so keep a lookout for upcoming events.

JEB Little Creek-Fort Story Bowling Alleys

bowling pins

9. JEB Little Creek Gator Bowl

1455 Gator Blvd. Virginia Beach, VA 23455


: 1 (757) 462-7952 The JEB Little Creek bowling alley is the largest Navy bowling facility in the entire area, so be sure to bring the whole family out to Gator Bowl. Thirty-two lanes await you, with other amenities that include a full snack bar, pool tables, and a pro shop.

JEB Little Creek-Fort Story Entertainment & Outdoor Rec.

JEB Little Creek-Fort Story Entertainment & Outdoor Rec.

10. Bayville Farms Park

4132 First Ct. Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23455


: 1 (757) 460-7569 The Bayville Farms Park sits on 68 acres and offers plenty to do outdoors. Offering the first 18-hole disc golf course ever in Virginia Beach, Bayville Farms Park also has lit tennis courts, basketball courts, softball fields, picnic shelters, a playground, a dog park, shuffleboard courts, and so much more.

11. Haygood Skating Center

1036 Ferry Plantation Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23455


: 1 (757) 460-1138 The Haygood Skating Center offers a ton of fun for the whole family. The roller skating rink is just scratching the surface of what there is to do here. There’s also an on-site pizzeria, an indoor playground for the kids, and an arcade.

12. Little Creek Beach

Virginia Beach VA 23460 Little Creek Beach is a great family-friendly beach that’s right on the installation at JEB Little Creek-Fort Story and is where the installation gets its name. Usually, the beach isn’t all that crowded, considering you need to have base access to get to it, so it makes for a little getaway from the other beaches in Virginia Beach.

13. The Kroc Center Hampton Roads

1401 Ballentine Blvd. Norfolk, VA 23504


: 1 (757) 622-5762 The Kroc Center Hampton Roads is a huge 92,000-square-foot facility that offers plenty of things to do. There’s a fitness center, gymnasium, theater, and an indoor aquatics center. The aquatics center is what makes it so unique. This place is perfect, whether you want to exercise or use the lazy river, rush down the two-story water slide, or enjoy the beachfront activity center.

14. Gator Pool

D St. Virginia Beach VA 23460


: 1 (757) 462-7173 Gator Pool is a water park that’s right on base at JEB Little Creek-Fort Story. This park offers seven slides, and for the little ones, there’s a splash park. You’ll also find a snack bar and large picnic pavilion that's available to rent for special occasions.

JEB Little Creek-Fort Story Museums

black and white picture of an old house

15. The Thoroughgood House

1636 Parish Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23455


: 1 (757) 385-5100 The Thoroughgood House was built in 1719 and is one of the oldest colonial homes that still stands in Virginia Beach. This national historic landmark offers tours for no cost to allow you to see a glimpse of colonial life.

16. Hermitage Museum and Gardens

7637 N Shore Rd. Norfolk, VA 23505


: 1 (757) 423-2052 The Hermitage Museum and Gardens is a historic home that offers more than just a glimpse at the past. You’ll also be able to walk the picturesque gardens and discover the art collection on-site that spans over 5,000 years of creativity.


At JEB Little Creek-Fort Story, you’ll have plenty of access to some of the most fun things to do in Virginia Beach. We hope that this guide helped you find some new choices to try and that it will give your family an opportunity for a fun outing. Be sure to check in with ITT JEB Little Creek-Fort Story to see if they have any military discounts for entertainment in the area.



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