Dam Neck Middle

Virginia Beach, Virginia

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 still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 31st, 2021. Swim Guide - Main updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on September 9th, 2021 at 12:22 PM.
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Current Weather
12°C
Clear and sunny
Monitoring Frequency

Dam Neck Middle is sampled weekly from May 29th to September 31st.

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.

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Dam Neck Middle

Virginia Beach, Virginia

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 31st, 2021. Swim Guide - Main updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on September 9th, 2021 at 12:22 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
12°C
Clear and sunny

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 Middle is sampled weekly from May 29th to September 31st.

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.

Read more
Water Quality Graph

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