Here Are 12 Virginia Swimming Holes That Are Ideal For Hot Summer Days
If you’ve had your fill of swimming pools and the beach and you’re craving something a bit more relaxing and refreshing, what you need is a good ol’ fashioned swimming hole. Pardon me, that’s “swimmin’ hole.” These are the places that you go to cool down after a hike, to dip your feet on a hot day or just to be where, maybe, no one else will be. Virginia has dozens, and we mean dozens, of these places. Here are 12 of the best swimming holes in Virginia.
Given the number of swimming holes in the state, we know this is only a partial list of the best swimming holes in Virginia. So, tell us about the places you love to visit. Maybe it’s a place you grew up going to or maybe it’s a hideaway you discovered on a hike. Give us the rundown in the comments below!
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Swimming Holes in Virginia
Are there any good swimming holes in Virginia?
Yes, there are many good swimming holes in Virginia. Among the most popular are the following:
- Dismal Falls
- Cascade Falls
- Belle Isle.
When preparing to visit a swimming hole, be sure to pack plenty of water, dry clothes, and appropriate footwear, and don't forget to take with you everything you bring.
What are the best beaches in Virginia?
Among the best beaches in Virginia are the following:
- Sandbridge Beach
- Colonial Beach
- Assateague Island National Seashore
- Cape Charles Beach, and Buckroe Beach
Note that not all of Virginia's beaches have public facilities, so be sure to plan accordingly.
What are the most beautiful lakes in Virginia?
Virginia has an impressive variety of lakes, from manmade reservoirs to natural mountain lakes just waiting to be discovered. One of the most beautiful -- and underrated -- lakes in Virginia is Hidden Valley Lake. Located just outside of Abingdon, Virginia, this breathtaking natural wonder can be accessed via a 4.5-mile trail. Rest assured that your hiking efforts will be rewarded with the beautiful scenery of this mountain lake. Visitors note that the hiking trail is well-marked but very narrow.