Lighthouse Ruins Grandview Nature Preserve

Grandview Nature Preserve

It constantly amazes me the places I have yet to explore in Hampton Roads.  We have done so much in Virginia Beach, I decided to look what Hampton has to offer.  I found a little piece of paradise.  It kind of reminded me of being on Ocracoke in North Carolina, but without ANY commercialism.  It also reminded me of that movie with Brooke Shields, Blue Lagoon…isolated and beautiful, but without the jungle and gorgeous waterfalls.

Lighthouse Ruins at Grandview Nature Preserves

What drew me in was the chance to go see the Lighthouse that was destroyed by Hurricane Flossy in 1956.  Now all that is there is a pile of rubble.  No matter, I still wanted to go see it.  If the sandbar is just right, according to another blogger, you can walk out to it…scary and cool at the same time.   My son was very disappointed as we did not hit it on the right day.

Lighthouse Ruins at Grandview Nature Preserves

 But as we kept exploring, his happy disposition returned.

Lighthouse Ruins at Grandview Nature Preserves

Lighthouse Ruins at Grandview Nature Preserves

Lighthouse Ruins at Grandview Nature Preserves

Lighthouse Ruins at Grandview Nature Preserves

Lighthouse Ruins at Grandview Nature Preserves

We found tons of coral, horseshoe crabs, shells, rocks and some sea glass. Our goal is to go back after one of our Nor’easters to find some more treasures.

To find Grandview Nature Preserve,  take I-64, exit 267 to Woodland Rd. Turn right onto Fox Hill Road and left onto Beach Road (follow the signs for the marinas and boat ramp) to State Park Dr.

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