In 2014, four Tidewater Virginia beaches were named as superstar beaches by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).
The organization designated 35 popular beaches across 14 states as superstars for consistently meeting water quality safety thresholds.
Superstar beaches met national water quality benchmarks 98 percent of the time over the past five years.
Local Superstar Beaches include:
Virginia Beach at 28th St.
Virginia Beach at 45th St.
Back Bay Beach
Little Island Beach North
Virginia ranked 6th out of 30 states in beach water quality.
source: Natural Resources Defense Council
Published: July 4, 2014 | Updated: January 31, 2018