What activities are not allowed on the barrier islands?
Most of the Virginia barrier islands are managed to protect sensitive natural resources and are open for low-impact visitor use with restrictions. Activities considered high-impact and are prohibited from most of the islands are camping, campfires, dogs, motorized vehicles, UTVs/ATVs and landing of aircraft. Please visit site pages for specific information about particular seaside locations.
This project was funded by The Nature Conservancy with support from The Volgenau Foundation and by the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program led by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality through Grant #NA17NOS4190152 of the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, under the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended. All Explore Our Seaside partners also contributed significant time and effort to the project.
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