“Opening Weekend” at Paradise Ocean Club in Hampton

Warmer weather has finally arrived! What better way to celebrate than to enjoy great music by the bay? Friday, May 4th Slapnation will kick off Opening Weekend at Paradise Ocean Club.

Slapnation will take the stage at 6:30pm and rock the beach until 10:30pm. This highly popular band features nine of the most talented musicians around. You’ll enjoy an incredible four piece rhythm section, a three piece horn section and two outstanding vocalists.

Saturday, the celebration continues with a Cinco de Mayo party featuring live music. Brian Sewell will perform from 12pm-3pm and Aaron Firestone will take the stage from 3pm-7pm. Sunday, enjoy live music by Kevin Brinson and Snackbar Jones.

Paradise Ocean Club is your one-stop destination for summer fun and relaxation. The beach club offers full service catering, a private beach, Olympic-size pool, Tiki Bar, cabanas, a fast-serve food bar and a massive stage for local and national music.

Private cabanas are available for rent Monday-Friday (except Holidays) for $100. Weekend rentals are $250. Annual family memberships are available for $500 and single annual memberships are $250. Daily entry is $10 for adults and $5 for kids 18 and under. Membership discounts are offered for Fort Monroe residents and retired or active-duty military.

For detailed info on all of the summer fun, click here.

Inside Look: Bell Isle Marina in Hampton

So, you’ve heard of Open Mic Night, now how about Open Boat Night? The fine folks at Bell Isle Marina have partnered with the preferred charter, ‘Fightin’ Time’ to bring Thursday evening charter tours.

Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting the marina and took a tour of the grounds. I was pleasantly surprised to see such a large, private beach, a charming family-friendly area with several grills, picnic tables and tents along with an incredibly kind staff. There are beach chairs available for use, a snack bar onsite, and a 60 ft aqua lily pad to play on!

The marina provides the option to rent SUP paddle boards, paddle boats, sea-cycles, hydrobikes, and kayaks by the hour. Bell Isle features a growler-filling station with Larry’s Lemonade, and a few other options from Bull Island and Smart Mouth.

This is also the only local marina that allows month-to-month boat slips. Membership options are $250/year for the first person in the household, then $50 for additional. You can also just visit for a day for a fee of $25.

The Thursday night ‘Open Boat’ charter was so much fun. It would be great for a girls night, family fishing trip, or just to cruise. With a party of 6 people, the Captain will completely accommodate you. We did a little fishing, and we did a little cruisin’. You can also bring your own food and drinks on board. You’ll enjoy 4 hours on the water with Bell Isle Crew and Captain Mac Firth for only $60 per person.

The boat departs at 5pm sharp. You must arrive early to get signed in. Drinks and snacks are available for purchase at the marina store and the boat will provide water, coolers and chairs.

For detailed info and to purchase tickets, visit the Facebook Event Page.

“Z104 Summer Beach Bash” at Paradise Ocean Club

The biggest Summer Party returns to Paradise Ocean Club Sunday, July 30th! DJ Pauly D will again take the stage along with DJ Joe Fu and DJ Julian Rivera. This all-day beach party is hosted by Z104 and powered by Pungo Off Road.

If you didn’t get a chance to experience the fun last year, make sure to attend this year. New to the stage will be live music from Cheap Thrills (my personal favorite). Enjoy the private beach, drinks, great food, and fun contests throughout the day.

General admission tickets are $20, VIP tickets (allowing access to VIP area) are $30, and the ‘Seaside Cabana Package’ includes 10 VIP tickets, 1 cabana rental (with food platter, soft drinks/water) and VIP area access for $700. VIP tickets are limited. This event is from 11am-9pm.

To purchase tickets, visit getmyperks.com/summer-beach-bash-2017.

“Tiki Time Luau” at Paradise Ocean Club

This event has been cancelled.

Friday, June 23rd, mark your calendar for the best Luau Hampton has ever seen! Grab the flip-flops and Hawaiian shirts to party on the beach for a great cause. Students Run The Streets is a free, after-school running club that works with middle and high school students from Heritage and Huntington. Through exercise, mentorship, and supplemental education, they work to help every student achieve their personal best in all aspects of life.

This is the first year for the program, and the students absolutely love it. They were able to participate in the Christmas Town Dash, One-City Marathon, Chick-fil-A 5K, and Pirate Run 5K. This program provides the students with anything they need to run from shoes to clothes and water bottles.

The Luau themed event will take place at Paradise Ocean Club and feature live music, pool and beach access, and dinner. Enjoy all-you-can-eat hot dogs and hamburgers, sides, and one (nonalcoholic) drink. All proceeds made from this event will go to the organization.

Tidewater Drive band will begin performing at 6:30pm. Tickets are only $15. The event will be from 5-9pm, but you can print your ticket and come early if you want to enjoy the beach/pool all day.

You must purchase tickets online in advance at eventbrite.com/tiki-time. Aloha!

“Opening Weekend” at Paradise Ocean Club

Friday is Cancelled due to weather. Opening Weekend will begin Saturday, May 6th at 11am. SLAPNATION WILL BE POSTPONED TO ANOTHER DATE.

Not only do we have Cinco de Mayo to celebrate this Friday, but also the official season-opener at Paradise Ocean Club! Friday, May 5th, the Beach Club will open their gates at 11am for all day fun at the beach or pool. Bring the family and enjoy all that Paradise Ocean Club has to offer.

Make sure to take in the exceptionally beautiful views while dining outside. Live music by Slapnation will begin at 6.30pm. There will also be live entertainment for the remainder of the weekend.

Saturday, May 6th, Brian Sewell will perform from 11-2pm with Runnin Shine from 2-6pm. Sunday, May 7th, Dave Derring will perform from 12-3pm with Fine Swiss Cheese from 3-7pm. There will be a cover charge of $5 after 5pm Friday. Welcome the warm weather the right way at Paradise Ocean Club.

For more info, visit the Facebook Event Page.

“Preview Party with The Deloreans” at POC

Mark your calendars now for the most anticipated preview party of the year! Sunday, April 30th, grab all of your friends and head out to Paradise Ocean Club. This free event is guaranteed to be a great time. Live music by the Deloreans, outstanding bartenders, and beautiful views all around. The Deloreans are well-known for their energetic performances and stellar 80’s gear. This event is from 12-7pm.

For more info, visit paradiseoceanclub.com/events or the Facebook Event Page.

“Easter Brunch” at Paradise Ocean Club

Here is an excellent way to spend your Easter Sunday afternoon! Let someone else handle the cooking and cleaning for you while you enjoy amazing beach views. Paradise Ocean Club will once again host their famous ‘Easter Brunch’ Sunday, April 16th.

The menu features an omelet station, variety of pastries, sliced ham with pineapple glaze, rosemary leg of lamb, salad bar, Riverwalk fried shrimp, three-cheese macaroni, and lots more. Adult tickets are $25.99, kids 10 and under are $15.99. Paradise Ocean Club is located at 490 Fenwick Rd. Hampton.

To see the entire menu, visit paradiseoceanclub.com/events/.

“Military Appreciation Day” at POC

Paradise Ocean Club THANKS ALL MILITARY! Come out and enjoy this beautiful weekend at the family-friendly beach club in Fort Monroe. Saturday, August 27th, 11am-4pm, Paradise Ocean Club welcomes all Military, active duty and retired free entry with military ID. General admission for non-military is $10 for use of the beach and pool. Brian Sewell acoustic will be performing from 11am-2pm. Get there early to grab your seats by the beach and have a blast!