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Bennett's Creek Marina guidebook

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Bennett's Creek Marina guidebook

Neighborhoods
55 and older cape cod style homes being built overlooking the marina.
Bennetts Creek Landing
55 and older cape cod style homes being built overlooking the marina.
the waterfront on high street is a fantastic neighborhood with museums, vintage dealers, and art. its about 10 minutes from the marina, and you can catch the historical ferry from here to go to waterside in Norfolk.
High Street
the waterfront on high street is a fantastic neighborhood with museums, vintage dealers, and art. its about 10 minutes from the marina, and you can catch the historical ferry from here to go to waterside in Norfolk.
waterside is one of the busiest most happening areas around us. dining, bars, shopping, entertainment, etc. catch the ferry in portsmouth. only 10 minutes from the marina.
Waterside
333 Waterside Dr
waterside is one of the busiest most happening areas around us. dining, bars, shopping, entertainment, etc. catch the ferry in portsmouth. only 10 minutes from the marina.
Beautiful and historic. Fun gifts, shopping and down home cooking. Right up the street from the marina. this is much more country than waterside norfolk, but a different kind of wow! historical and well kept Victorian style homes are a photographers dream.
Smithfield
Beautiful and historic. Fun gifts, shopping and down home cooking. Right up the street from the marina. this is much more country than waterside norfolk, but a different kind of wow! historical and well kept Victorian style homes are a photographers dream.
art district with nautical boutiques and ferry crossing.
Waterfront Drive
art district with nautical boutiques and ferry crossing.
Marina Life
Outdoor tiki bar, swim up pool bar, outdoor kitchen, boats, great people, fun activities, live entertainment, beautiful cottages, fantastic views.
Bennett's Creek Marina
3301 Ferry Road
Outdoor tiki bar, swim up pool bar, outdoor kitchen, boats, great people, fun activities, live entertainment, beautiful cottages, fantastic views.
Food scene
Great for breakfast!
its a breakfast place close enough to the marina. it isnt the top choice, but its a filling breakfast with friendly staff. First Watch is a restaurant in the same area and thry have an excellent breakfast.
Metro Diner
2051 Sun Harbour Avenue
its a breakfast place close enough to the marina. it isnt the top choice, but its a filling breakfast with friendly staff. First Watch is a restaurant in the same area and thry have an excellent breakfast.
The River Stone Chophouse has the best food in town. The food speaks for it's self, and the wine list goes on for miles. Sunday Brunch is definitely a must do - be sure to book a reservation when you book your cottage (can be booked via communication to the marina when booking the cottage) , romantic booths, dramatic lighting, an oyster and raw bar and a vibrant bar scene featuring Happy Hour every weekday and wide screen televisions. A separate bar menu offers more casual selections including a ½ lb burger, House Cut Fries and a Philly Steak Spring Roll. The second floor offers four private rooms with exceptional audio visual to accommodate all your meeting needs. Serving dinner Monday through Saturday from 5 p.m. Sunday Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lounge opens weekdays at 3 p.m.
River Stone Chophouse
8032 Harbour View Blvd
The River Stone Chophouse has the best food in town. The food speaks for it's self, and the wine list goes on for miles. Sunday Brunch is definitely a must do - be sure to book a reservation when you book your cottage (can be booked via communication to the marina when booking the cottage) , romantic booths, dramatic lighting, an oyster and raw bar and a vibrant bar scene featuring Happy Hour every weekday and wide screen televisions. A separate bar menu offers more casual selections including a ½ lb burger, House Cut Fries and a Philly Steak Spring Roll. The second floor offers four private rooms with exceptional audio visual to accommodate all your meeting needs. Serving dinner Monday through Saturday from 5 p.m. Sunday Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lounge opens weekdays at 3 p.m.
If you loved Games of Thrones, you will LOVE the Vintage Taverns bar. It's incredible! As a favorite locals dining spot since 2006, Vintage Tavern continues to deliver a unique Seasonally Southern dining experience to its guests. A recent remodel has updated and enlivened the interior by expanding the bar area and adding more dining options. The menu highlights the best of local and regional Southern dishes and recreates them with authenticity and passion. We are committed to maintaining the food history and culture that makes our community so special. In addition to sourcing locally, we also look to bring our guests unique offerings such as Elk Chops and Bison to name a few of the possible game selections to be found on our menu. Other features include a dramatic open kitchen, two dining areas with fireplaces, two bar dining areas, an outdoor fire pit, outdoor dining on the veranda, a 400 plus selection wine list and craft beers and Guinness on tap.
Vintage Tavern
1900 Governor’s Pointe Drive
If you loved Games of Thrones, you will LOVE the Vintage Taverns bar. It's incredible! As a favorite locals dining spot since 2006, Vintage Tavern continues to deliver a unique Seasonally Southern dining experience to its guests. A recent remodel has updated and enlivened the interior by expanding the bar area and adding more dining options. The menu highlights the best of local and regional Southern dishes and recreates them with authenticity and passion. We are committed to maintaining the food history and culture that makes our community so special. In addition to sourcing locally, we also look to bring our guests unique offerings such as Elk Chops and Bison to name a few of the possible game selections to be found on our menu. Other features include a dramatic open kitchen, two dining areas with fireplaces, two bar dining areas, an outdoor fire pit, outdoor dining on the veranda, a 400 plus selection wine list and craft beers and Guinness on tap.
on site restaurant by reservation only brunch on Saturdays and Sundays lunch and dinner 7 days a week. This restaurant is on-site (it sits on the marina and the entertainment deck is shared between the two properties). It's unique, it's a hide-away from home, it's a night out from the kids, and an all around vacation spot for those coming in from out of town. The brand new Decoys Seafood offers stunning views of Bennett’s Creek to greet you to a wonderful seafood experience. Fresh fish, crabs and shrimp along with steaks, sandwiches, soups and baskets fill the expanded menu and compliment the specialty drinks and craft brew selections. Live music weekly by the area’s best artists and old friends of Bennett’s Creek Marina  will entertain you at both the Blind Duck Tiki Bar and main bar at Decoys.
Decoys Seafood
3305 Ferry Road
on site restaurant by reservation only brunch on Saturdays and Sundays lunch and dinner 7 days a week. This restaurant is on-site (it sits on the marina and the entertainment deck is shared between the two properties). It's unique, it's a hide-away from home, it's a night out from the kids, and an all around vacation spot for those coming in from out of town. The brand new Decoys Seafood offers stunning views of Bennett’s Creek to greet you to a wonderful seafood experience. Fresh fish, crabs and shrimp along with steaks, sandwiches, soups and baskets fill the expanded menu and compliment the specialty drinks and craft brew selections. Live music weekly by the area’s best artists and old friends of Bennett’s Creek Marina  will entertain you at both the Blind Duck Tiki Bar and main bar at Decoys.
beer
St. George Brewing Company
204 Challenger Way
beer
fresh grass fed beef.
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locals recommend
Brown Chicken Brown Cow
13 E Queens Way
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locals recommend
fresh grass fed beef.
best BBQ around. the restaurant is nothing fancy, but get it to go, and pull up a chair on the private pier at the marina and enjoy!!
Q Daddy's Pitmaster BBQ
1007 South Church Street
best BBQ around. the restaurant is nothing fancy, but get it to go, and pull up a chair on the private pier at the marina and enjoy!!
best burger on the planet, cooked up by the same old ladies that have worked there for 50 years. don't go hungry - everything is done by hand, and it will take 30 minutes to get your burger. worth the wait!!
What-A-Burger
6117 Jefferson Avenue
best burger on the planet, cooked up by the same old ladies that have worked there for 50 years. don't go hungry - everything is done by hand, and it will take 30 minutes to get your burger. worth the wait!!
Bridgeport is a multi-use location, centered around you. In addition to the growing community blossoming at 3800 Acqua Apartments, Bridgeport is welcoming a number of businesses to our storefronts. Among these newcomers we have, La Parrilla Mexican Grill, Fin & Tonic, Orange Theory Fitness, Edward Jones Associates, Salon on Pointe, and Breeze Dental (coming soon). Bridgeport is thrilled to introduce these dining and lifestyle options to the community.
Bridgeport Way
Bridgeport is a multi-use location, centered around you. In addition to the growing community blossoming at 3800 Acqua Apartments, Bridgeport is welcoming a number of businesses to our storefronts. Among these newcomers we have, La Parrilla Mexican Grill, Fin & Tonic, Orange Theory Fitness, Edward Jones Associates, Salon on Pointe, and Breeze Dental (coming soon). Bridgeport is thrilled to introduce these dining and lifestyle options to the community.
local pub in smithfield. this is a locals favorite.
Wharf Hill Brewing Company
25 Main St
local pub in smithfield. this is a locals favorite.
spectacular list of craft beers and excellent atmosphere. from here catch the ferry to waterside norfolk.
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locals recommend
The Bier Garden
438 High Street
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locals recommend
spectacular list of craft beers and excellent atmosphere. from here catch the ferry to waterside norfolk.
not a bad breakfast spot. everything is fresh and locally sourced. its extremely country.
Bennett's Creek Farm Market
3881 Bridge Road
not a bad breakfast spot. everything is fresh and locally sourced. its extremely country.
an amazing, extremely fresh food market and bistro. you can get an amazing sandwich, delicious soup, or prime cut of organic local sourced and grass fed beef.
Pendulum Fine Meats
820 Shirley Avenue
an amazing, extremely fresh food market and bistro. you can get an amazing sandwich, delicious soup, or prime cut of organic local sourced and grass fed beef.
you must experience Doumars! they invented the waffle cone! homemade ice cream, and staff that have worked there for decades. norfolk, va. approx 20 mins from the marina.
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locals recommend
Doumar's Cones & Barbecue
1919 Monticello Ave
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locals recommend
you must experience Doumars! they invented the waffle cone! homemade ice cream, and staff that have worked there for decades. norfolk, va. approx 20 mins from the marina.
best Mexican Restaurant in the area. Just down the street from the marina in Bridgeport.
La Parrilla Mexican Grill
3575 Bridge Road
best Mexican Restaurant in the area. Just down the street from the marina in Bridgeport.
Just down the street from the marina in/at Bridgeport
Fin & Tonic
1301 Bridgeport Way
Just down the street from the marina in/at Bridgeport
beer
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locals recommend
Smartmouth Brewing Co.
1309 Raleigh Avenue
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locals recommend
beer
beer and more beer.
MoMac Brewing Co.
3228 Academy Ave
beer and more beer.
best breakfast around. a local favorite! it's very country friendly, and the food is local fresh. Christine makes the best egg sandwich youll ever have! close to the marina, limited seating.
Market
1604 Bridge Road
best breakfast around. a local favorite! it's very country friendly, and the food is local fresh. Christine makes the best egg sandwich youll ever have! close to the marina, limited seating.
I list Texas Roadhouse because the food is good. I know its a chain and not very unique but if you want a brand you recognize, its an excellent choice.
Texas Roadhouse
6130 College Dr
I list Texas Roadhouse because the food is good. I know its a chain and not very unique but if you want a brand you recognize, its an excellent choice.
The best fresh donuts around.
Duck Donuts
1013 University Boulevard
The best fresh donuts around.
delicious and fresh made every morning. This is a local shop, not a chain. in smithfield
Ringo's Donuts
1200 South Church Street
delicious and fresh made every morning. This is a local shop, not a chain. in smithfield
This is the place to eat if your in need of comfort food. Everything is freshly made, and tastes like the best meal you've ever eaten. don't let that pie photo fool you. this place is amazing! They do breakfast as well.
Smithfield Gourmet Bakery
220 Main St
This is the place to eat if your in need of comfort food. Everything is freshly made, and tastes like the best meal you've ever eaten. don't let that pie photo fool you. this place is amazing! They do breakfast as well.
delicious food, and perfect breakfast!!
First Watch - Harbourview
5840 Harbour View Boulevard
delicious food, and perfect breakfast!!
beer
Big Ugly Brewing
1296 Battlefield Blvd S
beer
Entertainment
Movies and shopping
Cinemark Chesapeake Square and XD
2413 Chesapeake Square Ring Road
Movies and shopping
prior to guests arriving we typically get asked what there is to do around here. then they never leave the marina. through the season, May to September - we have live music, tiki bar, outdoor kitchen, and swim up poolbar. off season its just so peaceful and cozy.
Bennett's Creek Marina
3301 Ferry Road
prior to guests arriving we typically get asked what there is to do around here. then they never leave the marina. through the season, May to September - we have live music, tiki bar, outdoor kitchen, and swim up poolbar. off season its just so peaceful and cozy.
Beautiful country style farmers market. Fresh food, beautiful flowers, sundries, and souvenirs. Artisan clothing, and handmade goods.
Smithfield Farmers Market
319 Main St
Beautiful country style farmers market. Fresh food, beautiful flowers, sundries, and souvenirs. Artisan clothing, and handmade goods.
Skydive Suffolk. Do something you've always wanted to do.
Skydive Suffolk
1200 Gene Bolton Drive
Skydive Suffolk. Do something you've always wanted to do.
Fun and amazing time!
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locals recommend
iFLY VA Beach
2412 Pacific Avenue
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locals recommend
Fun and amazing time!
its fun!!
ParTee's 3D Blacklight Mini Golf
234 N Battlefield Blvd
its fun!!
its fun
PIRATE PARASAILING & FUENGIROLA WATERSPORTS CENTRE
its fun
harbor cruises
Miss Hampton II Cruises
710 Settlers Landing Rd
harbor cruises
paintball
Bethel Battlefield Paintball Park
123 Saunders Rd
paintball
Segway tours
Patriot Tours & Provisions Fort Monroe
1 Ruckman Road
Segway tours
take a flight tour - especially through the Christmas season.
Protocom Aviation
5172 West Military Highway
take a flight tour - especially through the Christmas season.
this is about 1.25 hours away from us, but its worth the drive! Williamsburg va
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locals recommend
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
1 Busch Gardens Boulevard
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locals recommend
this is about 1.25 hours away from us, but its worth the drive! Williamsburg va
take on a concert norfolk va.
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locals recommend
The NorVa
317 Monticello Avenue
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locals recommend
take on a concert norfolk va.
baseball games
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locals recommend
Harbor Park Stadium
150 Park Avenue
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locals recommend
baseball games
rock climbing indoors
Virginia Beach Rock Gym
5049 Southern Blvd
rock climbing indoors
football games
Old Dominion University
5115 Hampton Blvd
football games
almost brand new theater
Cinemark Chesapeake Square and XD
2413 Chesapeake Square Ring Road
almost brand new theater
escape room - whats more fun?
Countdown Escape Room Virginia Beach
5764 Princess Anne Road
escape room - whats more fun?
axe throwing - maybe more fun than escape room
Axe Throwing - Tribal Axe
564 Central Dr
axe throwing - maybe more fun than escape room
Surge Adventure Park
2720 North Mall Drive
no idea what this is but looked scary.
Nightmare Mansion
2008 Atlantic Avenue
no idea what this is but looked scary.
jump - jump around
Jump Virginia Beach Trampoline Park
701 Lynnhaven Pkwy
jump - jump around
amazing house. very historical. back in the day they took the house apart twice a year to take advantage of natural heating and cooling.
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locals recommend
Hermitage Museum and Gardens
7637 N Shore Rd
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locals recommend
amazing house. very historical. back in the day they took the house apart twice a year to take advantage of natural heating and cooling.
you can buy a mermaid or paint your own.
Mermaid Factory
919a West 21st Street
you can buy a mermaid or paint your own.
take the ferry from portsmouth to waterside. park on High Street in Portsmouth. Go to the Bier Garden, then catch the ferry to waterside. bars, bistros, and pubs.
Elizabeth River Ferry
6 Crawford Parkway
take the ferry from portsmouth to waterside. park on High Street in Portsmouth. Go to the Bier Garden, then catch the ferry to waterside. bars, bistros, and pubs.
ice hockey
Norfolk Admirals Hockey
201 East Brambleton Avenue
ice hockey
minor league baseball
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locals recommend
Norfolk Tides Baseball Club at Harbor Park Stadium
150 Park Avenue
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locals recommend
minor league baseball
Freedom Shooting Center
5070 Virginia Beach Blvd
Shopping
It's a small local town mall.
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locals recommend
Chesapeake Square Mall
4200 Portsmouth Boulevard
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locals recommend
It's a small local town mall.
Travel to waterside by boat or car. Local shopping, food, and entertainment.
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locals recommend
Waterside District
333 Waterside Drive
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locals recommend
Travel to waterside by boat or car. Local shopping, food, and entertainment.
Organic foods, Artisan gifts and homemade goods.
Smithfield Farmers Market
319 Main St
Organic foods, Artisan gifts and homemade goods.
Outdoor Hiking, Fishing and GOLF
This beautiful park has paved access roads, marked trail hiking, and fresh water fishing. It's not to be missed if you are looking for a quiet adventure that's not far from the marina. It's pet friendly, and has a small play ground for children.
Lone Star Lakes Park
401 Kings Hwy
This beautiful park has paved access roads, marked trail hiking, and fresh water fishing. It's not to be missed if you are looking for a quiet adventure that's not far from the marina. It's pet friendly, and has a small play ground for children.
Bennett's Creek Park & Boat
3000 Bennetts Creek Park Rd
Sleepy Hole Golf Course
4700 Sleepy Hole Road
Riverfront Golf Club
5200 River Club Dr
Beautiful and historical. Take a small adventure by foot.
Dismal Swamp Canal Trail Parking
1200 Dismal Swamp Canal Trail
Beautiful and historical. Take a small adventure by foot.
Rudee Inlet Jet Ski Rentals
300 Winston Salem Avenue
Rent kayaks, and other watercraft
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locals recommend
First Landing State Park
2500 Shore Dr
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locals recommend
Rent kayaks, and other watercraft
Rent Jet Skis Friday to Sunday $105 per hour from Hampton Water Sports. You can also rent paddle boards and kayaks! This fun place is about 10 miles away from us.
Hampton Watersports
100 South 1st Street
Rent Jet Skis Friday to Sunday $105 per hour from Hampton Water Sports. You can also rent paddle boards and kayaks! This fun place is about 10 miles away from us.
beautiful Park. great place to fish and go on nature walks.
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locals recommend
Sandy Bottom Nature Park
1255 Big Bethel Rd
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locals recommend
beautiful Park. great place to fish and go on nature walks.
big fish! they even rent fishing poles. about 10 minutes from the marina. this is a locals hot spot for fishing.
James River Fishing Pier
2019 James River Bridge
big fish! they even rent fishing poles. about 10 minutes from the marina. this is a locals hot spot for fishing.
fishing
Captain Hoggs Charter Service
101 South King Street
fishing
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locals recommend
Bluebird Gap Farm
60 Pine Chapel Rd
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locals recommend
buckroe Beach is only 25 minutes away from the marina, and its a beautiful place to watch the ocean, and large container ships go by.
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locals recommend
Buckroe Beach and Park
100 South 1st Street
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buckroe Beach is only 25 minutes away from the marina, and its a beautiful place to watch the ocean, and large container ships go by.
about 40 minutes from the cottages.
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Chic's Beach
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about 40 minutes from the cottages.
norfolk. ride the tide light rail to old dominion from waterside or to harbor park for a baseball game. drive to high street in portsmouth, visit the Bier Garden, ride the ferry to waterside norfolk, enjoy waterside and then ride the tide light rail to old dominion and watch a a sports game.
The Tide
3402 Mangrove Avenue
norfolk. ride the tide light rail to old dominion from waterside or to harbor park for a baseball game. drive to high street in portsmouth, visit the Bier Garden, ride the ferry to waterside norfolk, enjoy waterside and then ride the tide light rail to old dominion and watch a a sports game.
salons and massages
massages are a nice way to relax.
Massage Envy
7386 Harbour Towne Parkway
massages are a nice way to relax.
beautiful salon and talented stylists.
Salon On Pointe
1500 Bridgeport Way
beautiful salon and talented stylists.