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great break from the waves with the dog

our dog doesnt like waves so we went for an afternoon and it was great. the water was warm shallow... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
Mike G
Chicago, Illinois
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Salvo Beach Sound Side Day Use Area

Great area for swimming with children and dogs and learning to paddle board! Took our two dogs... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2018
Stafford, Virginia
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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

our dog doesnt like waves so we went for an afternoon and it was great. the water was warm shallow and our dog loved it.

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Great area for swimming with children and dogs and learning to paddle board! Took our two dogs recently and had a blast. Has a restroom and wash area. Very clean!

Thank GrandmomDB
Reviewed 12 July 2018

I was here once before about ten years ago when the cemetery was in better shape and we were allowed in to view the graves. Some dated back to the Civil War. The hurricanes and storms have taken their toll on this cemetery. I thank...More

Thank deebug2470
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Old, closed Salvo Campground is now used as a Day Use recreation area with parking, restrooms and beach area on Sound. Walking distance to Surf side. Beautiful dunes, sunny skies and clear waters make this a fantastic spot for beach activity. As a wee child...More

Thank Augustus V
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

If you're looking for a nice place to stay that isn't overly commercialized then you can't beat the Rodanthe/Waves/Salvo area.

Thank yourfatmomma
Reviewed 9 September 2017

All part of the beach is not for swimming. You need to see the board of public access and go there. There is fine if you swim at the wrong part. There is parallel road beside beach, beach house near by it, make this beach...More

4  Thank sanju_222323
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Last year when we went here we thought we had found the ideal place to take our grandkids the next time we vacationed here. This year we took our grand children here and they were having a great time. While the grandkids played my husband...More

9  Thank gogranny60
Reviewed 30 June 2017

This beach was quiet and small but perfect for relaxing. There is a grass area which has picnic tables and then it goes to a beach area perfect for reading a good book.

1  Thank dreamergirl4686
Reviewed 16 June 2017

We went here after a rainy morning and it was a bit cool heading there, but the dunes blocked the wind once we got on the beach. The waves were somewhat scary for our nine year old, so put his life jacket on, but it...More

Thank Jefferjo
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Very central to the northern OBX and Hatteras/Ocracoke areas. Perfect location for day trips Lots of activities on sound side or ocean side. Almost no commercialization here. Great family beach and perfect for family reunions.

Thank Roxanne L
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