There's Water Everywhere in Newport News
With Plenty To Do
Water enthusiasts can take advantage of its many miles of waterfront – most along the mighty James River but also on tributaries like Deep Creek and Lucas Creek.
Play at the Beach
Huntington Beach is part of Huntington Park and is a great way for families to relax or play by the water. This 60-acre park has a public beach, boat ramp, rose garden, and is perfect for picnicking.
Water enthusiasts can take advantage of its many miles of waterfront – most along the mighty James River but also on tributaries like Deep Creek and Lucas Creek. Go boating or kayaking at one of these amazing locations.
Newport News features some of the best fishing in Coastal Virginia, with miles of Saltwater coast and acres of Freshwater lakes and reservoirs. Can't decide where to cast your line? Whether Freshwater or Saltwater, our seven public boat ramps and three modern marinas make getting out on the water in Newport News a breeze.
Or just walk by the water
With 5 miles of pathways and a forest that is plush and beautiful, the Noland Trail at Mariners’ Museum Park features 14 bridges and numerous benches to sit and enjoy majestic water views and marvel at the serenity you’ll find around Mariners’ Lake. That's just one example of the trails that surround the water at our parks. Don't forget the dog during your walk!
Take Advantage This Summer
Of the 120 square miles that’s Newport News, did you know 51 square miles is water? The city is located near the mouth of the James River, extending southeast from Skiffe's Creek along many miles of waterfront to the Hampton Roads harbor. Take advantage of the water of Newport News this summer.