Located in an historic neighborhood only 2 blocks from the beach, Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast is close to the many activities of Atlantic Avenue and the Boardwalk area, yet provides a pleasant retreat from all of the hustle and bustle. Coming back to the Cottage is like taking a big step back in time to when things moved slower and living was more refined. In addition to the Boardwalk and beach, there are 3 museums, the fishing pier, many restaurants and clubs within walking distance of the cottage. Surf, fish from beach, pier, and charter boat, golf on one of many courses nearby, play tennis at the Virginia Beach Tennis Center, kayak with the dolphins, stand up paddleboard, learn how to kite surf, or take it easy on some jetskis. 2 state parks and 2 National Wildlife Refuges make for excellent hiking and nature watching.