Little Island Park Parking
  • Little Island Park

    Little Island Park is a 122-acre beach park in Sandbridge, located at 5381 Shell Road, just north of Back Bay Wildlife Refuge. The park has a 775-foot beach north of the 400-foot fishing pier for surfing and a 2,000-foot beach for swimming and fishing south of the pier. Back Bay, a brackish lake, provides excellent fishing and crabbing along the western border of this unique park. ​

  • Little Island Park

    Little Island Parking

    Parking for Little Island Park is now $5 per day, paid at the kiosk or online.

    Cigarette Litter Prevention Program​​

    Did you know that cigarette butts are the most frequently littered item? During a recent beach scan, 388 cigarette butts were collected at Little Island Park. Remember to use appropriate receptacles to help keep our community clean, green and beautiful! Learn more about the program​​


    • ​Four picnic shelters with charcoal grills
    • Picnic area with charcoal grills
    • Lighted tennis courts
    • Pickleball court
    • ​Basketball courts
    • Volleyball court and beach volleyball
    • Playground
    • Canoe/kayak launch area on Back Bay​ -*Seasonal parking fees may apply. Ample vehicle and trailer parking. From the parking area, you will need to transport/carry your canoe/kayak approximately 50 yards down a sandy path.
    • Public restrooms
    • Public-use AED

    Beach Wheelchairs

    Three beach wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please visit the park office to check one out with a driver's license or photo ID. Wheelchairs must remain on-site.

    ​Equipment Available for Checkout

    The following items can be checked out of the park office with a driver's license or other form of photo identification: badminton equipment, basketballs, baseball bats, corn hole boards and bags, footballs, frisbees, rubber playground balls, soccer balls, volleyballs and volleyball nets.

    Shelter Reservations

    For shelter reservations, please call (757) 385-PARK (7275). ​

    Fishing Pier

    ​The 400-foot Little Island Fishing Pier is open seven days a week. Enjoy a newly improved pier walkway/railing, enhanced public access, and a new 200 linear foot pier-shoreline connection. Virginia Saltwater Fishing License is not required on the Fishing Pier but is required to fish from the beach. 

    Visitors must provide their own fishing equipment (maximum of four fishing poles per person​). Only service dogs are permitted on the pier. Pier fees are charged from May - October.

    Fishing Pier Hours:​

    • May 1​ - Oct. 31: 6 a.m.-9:p.m.*
    • Nov. 1​ - April 15: 7 a.m. - Posted Closing Time
    • * The fishing pier will be closed from April 16 - 30 for annual maintenance.​

    Fishing Pier Fees:

    • ​Sightseeing: $1 resident / $2 non-resident
    • Fishing: $8 resident / $10 non-resident
    • Weekly pier fishing pass: $25 resident / $35 non-resident
    • Annual pier fishing pass: $100 resident / $125 non-resident​
    • *Children 9 and under are free with paying adults (for fishing). Cash payment is accepted only. Fees can be paid at the fishing pier.​


    Little Island Park Parking Rates

    • All-day parking: $5, paid at the kiosk or online

    Once paid, you are free to come and go all day as parking is monitored via your license plate number.