The city of Virginia Beach has embarked on a never-ending project to dredge that sand and haul it back. Today, this is one big mother of a beautiful, white, sandy beach. Proper footwear is a must. If the sand’s hot, you’d better wear flip-flops, or you’ll burn your feet. At water’s edge, you can barefoot it in the surf. The sand is harder, thus easier on your calves for this long trek.