Why Chic's Beach?
Chic’s Beach wasn’t given its nickname because that’s where the chicks are. Chesapeake Beach (Chic’s Beach) derives from Luther “Chic” Ledington, who with his wife ran a hot dog stand on the beach where Buoy 44 is now located.
Maps of the area identify Chesapeake Beach as the region east of the amphibious base to Baylake Beach, less than a mile away, and north to Shore Drive. Older maps, dating back to the 18th century, identify the area as Pleasure House, likely named for The Pleasure House, a tavern that catered to Confederate soldiers.
Chesapeake Beach popped up on maps around World War I and has since become an established eclectic community-focused neighborhood. .
We love our neighborhood because there is so much to do, not to mention our amazing beach. Whether you are new to the neighborhood or just visiting, here are some tips to help keep our neighborhood safe, clean, and friendly!
Adopt a Drain
Virginia Beach's Adopt‐a Drain program enables residents like you to help keep pollution out of our lakes and streams. Using your smart phone or a computer and an interactive mapping program, you can see storm drains near you and choose one to adopt as your very own.
Just choose your drain, give it a name, and clear debris from around (not inside of) your storm drain at least 6 times a year. You can help keep pollution from being carried down the storm drain that leads to your closest lake or stream.
Adopting a storm drain is easy as 1‐2‐3: