Dam Neck South

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Managed by The Swim Guide

Dam Neck, part of Naval Air Station, Oceana, is located just south of Virginia Beach along the Atlantic Ocean. The area has just over 3 miles of sandy beach accessible for those with military id. Picnic shelters are available to rent. Alcohol is permitted on this beach and there is a store that sells beer and wine. Pets are permitted in the dog area of the beach (shared with the fishing area).

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on September 1st, 2020. The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on September 3th, 2020 at 12:47 PM.
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Current Weather
22°C
A mix of sun and clouds
Monitoring Frequency

Dam Neck South is sampled weekly from May 29th to September 3th.

Source Information

The Virginia Department of Health monitors water quality at beaches in this region from May to September. Water samples are collected weekly. Results are posted on the DOH website. Swim Guide checks for the latest information daily, Monday - Friday during the monitoring season.

A beach is marked Green when the level of enterococci bacteria in the water is less than 104 units per 100 mL of water.

A beach is marked Red when the level of enterococci bacteria in the water is higher than 104 units per 100 mL of water.

A beach is marked Grey when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

Water Quality Graph

Dam Neck South

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Managed by The Swim Guide

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on September 1st, 2020. The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on September 3th, 2020 at 12:47 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
22°C
A mix of sun and clouds

Dam Neck, part of Naval Air Station, Oceana, is located just south of Virginia Beach along the Atlantic Ocean. The area has just over 3 miles of sandy beach accessible for those with military id. Picnic shelters are available to rent. Alcohol is permitted on this beach and there is a store that sells beer and wine. Pets are permitted in the dog area of the beach (shared with the fishing area).

Monitoring Frequency

Dam Neck South is sampled weekly from May 29th to September 3th.

Source Information

The Virginia Department of Health monitors water quality at beaches in this region from May to September. Water samples are collected weekly. Results are posted on the DOH website. Swim Guide checks for the latest information daily, Monday - Friday during the monitoring season.

A beach is marked Green when the level of enterococci bacteria in the water is less than 104 units per 100 mL of water.

A beach is marked Red when the level of enterococci bacteria in the water is higher than 104 units per 100 mL of water.

A beach is marked Grey when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

Water Quality Graph

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