Black River Lighthouse Ruins Trail

EASY 26 reviews

Black River Lighthouse Ruins Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Grandview, Virginia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
13 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

walking

beach

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

Miles of white sand beach, Back River Lighthouse Ruins A gravel road leads you on a half mile tour of tidal marshlands and then to miles of white sand beach.There is over 2 miles of beach. Follow the beach until you reach the lighthouse ruins. The Back River Lighthouse was built in 1829 for $4250. It stood for 127 years before being completely destroyed by a hurricane in 1956. All that remains is a pile of rocks about 50 yards in the ocean.

hiking
8 days ago

What an awesome Beach to stroll down. We went a good distance along the shoreline. Hardly anyone there. Lots of shells and horseshoe crabs. My pup had a blast playing in the water. FYI there is limited parking and it’s along the side of a road. Be prepared to get sandy. Had a great time!

hiking
2 months ago

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hiking
6 months ago

A very nice hidden away beach. Not much to see history wise. A pile of rocks that was a lighthouse years ago. The big thing here is the beautiful secluded beach that goes for miles...and tons of seashells in perfect condition if you like souvenirs... Also this is the Grandview Wildlife Preserve .

walking
7 months ago

walking
8 months ago

This trail was perfect for a late morning walk in March. We were able to travel quite far down the beach almost 2 mi. We look forward to returning.

walking
Saturday, November 05, 2016

Sunday, August 28, 2016

I guess this is for Grandview Island in Hampton, Va.....
You will need shoes for the path to the very secluded beach as they have recently added new rock and it's quite a walk but worth it. Along the path you have beautiful views of grass and water and historical signs to educate you on the history or the land. The beach is so clean and wide and many beautiful seashells still intact. Beautiful sunsets here. Must be good for fishing too because lots of fisherman along the shore. Really cool mural on the wall where all that's left of the lighthouse is a pile of rocks with seating to sit and look out over the water.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Flat! Gorgeous walk. Lots of dogs out here. Seems the owners are good about 'pick-up' though, thanks dog owners!

walking
Monday, March 21, 2016

Favorite place to take my four legged friend. Clean, quiet and beautiful.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

me and my 2 year old daughter walked this trail together. we went mostly to clean up litter but I didn't even fill one shopping bag! it was beautiful. the Beach was so peaceful and theraputic. it is mostly a rock trail. It would not be good for a stroller. my 2 year old walked all the way to the beach herself and I carried her back to the car. a wagon would be a good idea to transport kids and their toys!!! I honestly think we will make this a weekly adventure.

walking
Sunday, July 26, 2015

This is a great area to walk and I visit often. The beach is very peaceful and never crowded. You can spend hours walking along the shoreline. Getting to the beach can be a little tricky with the new loose gravel they have put on the path. Also, might be a good idea to bring some bug repellent. The horseflies can be viscous at times.

hiking
Sunday, September 14, 2014

hiking
Saturday, June 28, 2014

This a great family trail! You'll see some sea life and feel a refreshing ocean breeze throughout your walk. Recommend this to all.

hiking
Sunday, May 19, 2013

A nice walk. Especially the long section along the beach. I saw people doing this trail barefoot but the first part is gravel.