Shore Drive to Oceanfront Trolley Loop Survey – We Want to Hear What You Think


The Shore Drive Community Coalition (SDCC) has created a short 5 to 10 minute survey regarding the possible Shore Drive to Oceanfront Trolley loop.

Please take a moment to them your thoughts and to pass the survey link on to others that may be interested in providing their input.

Click here or on the “take survey” icon above to begin the survey.

Cape Story Paddle Board Race – Saturday July 26th at 9:00am at Sandalwood Beach Access



6th Annual Cape Story/South Sandalwood Paddle Board Race. July 26th Race time 9:00 AM.
Register online $40 by 21JUL14(Includes entry fee, t shirt, 2 raffle tickets and feastivities) or at 8 AM day off for $50 (Tshirt not guaranteed day off).
All proceeds go to CSBTS Civic League Fireworks and Team River Runner.
Races Surf Ski-8 MI M&W – 14′ SUP-Open/ 12-6 SUP M&W / SUP Surf -4 Mi M&W / Displacment Prone-4 MI-OPEN / Surfboard Prone 2 MI OPEN/ and Kayak Open top, tandam & others 1 group – 4 MI-Open; 1 group- Kids 1 MI 1 group.
Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Awards and Beach Party on the Beach. Let’s enjoy the day. Free hamburgers and Hot Dogs. BYO Drink. Raffle Tickets 1 for $2 or 3 for $5. $10 Surfboard Raffle Tickets…Board donated by South Sandalwood Surfboards.
Golf Carts cadies available for parking assistance. Any questions Contact Bill House Race Director – or 757 615 0968.


Parade and Fireworks Specific Details

Cape Story’s 51st Annual 4th of July Parade/Brunch & Fireworks!!!

Saturday July 5th

Parade 10am – Noon @ Cape Story Neighborhood & Park  – PARADE THEME – “Under the Sea”

Fireworks – 9:20pm @ Cape Story Beach



This year’s parade and brunch will take place from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (noon) on Saturday July 5th.  The parade route will start on Beech at the bike path, proceed down Beech to Poinciana, follow Poinciana to Bayberry, turn left on Bayberry and end in the neighborhood park. All bike riders, floats and marchers need to line up for the parade between 9:30am – 9:45am.  Please be careful spilling out onto Shore Drive.  If you have to, line your float up in Food Lion’s parking lot and we will work you into the parade as it starts moving. 

As in past years, trophies will be given for Most Original, Most Patriotic and Best Theme.  The parade will be followed by a brunch in the park. There will also be biscuits, doughnuts, fruit and patriotic tunes. 

As she has done in years past, an ice cream truck will also be provided courtesy of LYNN HUME, RE/MAX Allegiance. 

Volunteers are needed for the 4th of July brunch

  • Brunch set-up, Brunch Clean-up, Brunch servers – Please Arrive at the park at 9:30am to help.



Fireworks on the Bay

Similar to last year, the fireworks show will be presented by the local Virginia Beach company, VA Pyro.  The display will consist of 625 shells and will be launched around 9:20 pm on Saturday July 5th from the beach at First Landing State park.  

Please remember – Storage, handling and use of fireworks without a permit from the Fire Marshal’s Office is a violation of City ordinance 12-43.2 and is a Class 1 Misdemeanor. Class 1 Misdemeanors are punishable by up to a $2500 fine and/or 12 months in jail.   



Cape Story Parade and Fireworks Moved to Saturday July 5th Due to Impending Weather Conditions

Cape Story Parade and Fireworks have be moved to Saturday July 5th

Parade – Sat. July 5th from 10:00am to Noon.  Line up starts at 9:45am at Beech and Bike Path.

Fireworks – Sat. July 5th at 9:15pm.

We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause, but we know you will understand.  Based on the weather forecast for Friday, the Cape Story Event Coordinators have determined to move the 4th of July Parade and Fireworks to Saturday July 5th.  The current predictions show tropical storm/hurricane Arthur impacting our area from Friday morning through Friday evening.  Even if the rains are intermittent, it will make for a miserable parade and delay the fireworks set up.  Friday evening’s wind conditions are also predicted to be from the North which would result in fireworks being blown back toward spectators and campgrounds.   Saturday’s weather looks terrific, so the decision to reschedule was made.


Arthur Track 5pm Wed

So stay safe and enjoy your Friday.  Here are a couple of suggestion how to spend your Friday:

  • Have a traditional Shore Drive Hurricane party (if you do, please invite me). 

  • Use the extra day to put the winning touches on your parade floats. 

  • Spend time sand bagging your low lying homes from the tide surges (seriously, it looks like tides + surge will be less than 3 feet and rain less than 1.5 inches, minimal impact our area).

If you have any questions, please send me an email at


Summer 2014 Skipjack Newsletter Posted Online


Click here for the online version of the Summer 2014 Skipjack

Note — Large file will take a little time to download so be patient it will be worth it 🙂




Swimming Advisory Issued for Beaches Along Cape Story and First Landing State Park

The city’s health department has issued a swimming and wading advisory for the Chesapeake Bay between Wake Forest and Kendall streets because of bacteria levels in the water.

The advisory includes the First Landing State Park coastline along the bay. It does not affect the Oceanfront.

Recent tests by the health department found bacteria levels exceeded State Water Quality Standards, according to a news release.

Signs will be posted on the beach.

CSBTS Civic Association Meeting – Monday May 12th – City Parking Study Presentation

CSBTS Civic Association General Meeting

Monday May 12th at 7:30pm in the Virginia Beach Resort Conference Hotel

Special guest speaker – Mr. Mike Shahsiah, Senior Traffic Engineer for City of VB.


  • Not enough parking available for company? 

  • Too many beach tourists parking on  your front lawn?

  • Cars parked on Shore Drive make it hard to see when you pull out from your street?

  • Illegal “No Parking” signs placed on your street?


Come out and hear what the City has been studying regarding these questions and more for our neighborhood.  Below is the basic study premise and the interim study details can be viewed by clicking this link – Bayfront TRAFFIC STUDY REPORT

At the request of Bayfront Advisory Committee, Traffic Engineering staff has surveyed the Bayfront Communities north of Shore Drive between the Lesner Bridge and State Park, including Cape Story by the Sea community. The purpose of this parking survey was to locate the illegal no parking signs, misplaced signs, illegal encroachments, and those legal no parking signs that are no longer needed due to changes over the years in this area.