Grandview Nature Preserve

Hidden way back in a neighborhood in Hampton is the Grandview Nature Preserve. Open year round with free street parking, it covers 475 acres of salt marsh and opens up to the Chesapeake Bay. While it's cold out and the beach may not be on the top of your destinations list, it's the perfect time for taking in the views and hunting for shells without worrying about being in a crowd. 
On the half mile gravel walk down to the beach, check out the trails left by deer walking through the marsh and the many birds up ahead. We are making it a point to get outside more and explore what's around us here in Hampton Roads.