If enjoying a summer vacation on the Virginia coast this summer, consider cooling off at Ocean Breeze Water Park. The Ocean Breeze Water Park began in 1974 and is now one of the most fun family-friendly summer activities in Virginia Beach. Virginia Beach is one of Virginia’s biggest attractions and is packed with family attractions for everyone to enjoy this summer.
Ocean Breeze is an outdoor water park, but when the weather is a bit chilly, there are plenty of great indoor water parks to enjoy in America. Virginia can be very hot in the summer and can sap anyone’s energy. One of the best ways to cool off and re-energize everyone is to take a dip in a water park.
Ocean Breeze Waterpark – Virginia Beach’s place to cool off
When Ocean Breeze Water Park opened in 1974, the park was just a shadow of what it is today. It started out humbly with just three waterslides (but it was still Virginia Beach’s only water park). Today it has more than 30 slides, rides and attractions.
- First opening: 1974
- Location: 2 miles south of Virginia Beach
The Ocean Breeze Water Park is one of the area’s top family attractions. It is even the only life-size family park in the region. Among their many attractions is their Operation Splashdown with their six-story family raft ride. There is a full range of attractions, some of which are dedicated to children.
- Slides: More than 30 slides and attractions
Among their many attractions are:
- Million Gallon Wave Pool
- River Quarter Mile Tubing
- The pirate-themed water playground
- Operation Splashdown
Naturally, there are plenty of places to eat and drink. The park has four quick-service restaurants and two bars and grills. Plan all day at this fun water park and make the most of summer while it lasts.
Ocean Breeze Water Park Season Pass
It’s not too late to purchase a 2022 Season Pass. The Season Pass offers discounts on unlimited tours so one can enjoy all of their attractions, such as the all-new Six-Story Family Raft Ride.
Season Pass perks include free parking, free inner tubes, free sunscreen, free movies (on the big screen in the new wave pool), plus excluded extended hours and a chance to bring a friend on certain dates. Plus, you’ll get 10% off food and beverages and various stores. You can even get a 15% discount on all-day admission for friends and family.
- Discounts: 10% off food and many purchases and tours
- Price: $89.99
There are many other passes and admission options to choose from.
Restaurants and online meal offer
One can save money on meals in the park by planning ahead with their online dining deal. You can expect to save around 20%.
Restaurants at the water park:
- Grilled palm trees
- heavenly pizza
- RIVER RUNNERS GRILL
- Wrecked submarines
- River Runners BAR
Not all menu items are included in the Mean Plan Season Pass, but it does include a range of burgers, pizzas, hot dogs, salads, pulled pork BBQ, and more. See their website for a full list.
Plan your visit to Ocean Breeze Water Park
If one is planning to visit, plan ahead and check their schedule. Opening hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. / 9:00 p.m. Some days the park is closed for private events and other days it is closed for the day.
- Opening hours: 10:00 a.m. to between 4:00 p.m. or 9:00 p.m.
Entrance tickets are valid all day. We choose to leave the park and come back later in the day to pick up the back-to-school bracelet at the front door before leaving.
Although the park is family friendly, some of the attractions have height guidelines of 42″ while others have a minimum height requirement of 48″. With the exception of Hook’s Lagoon, guests under 48 inches are required to wear life jackets throughout the water park.
- Life vest: Required for children under 48″
For those who are worried about the water or their children, life jackets are available to everyone at no extra cost. Customers can also bring their own life jackets.