"There's one!" You can easily spot dolphins in Virginia Beach from your beach chair on the shore. They work their way up and down the coast of Virginia Beach in groups, their dorsal fin rising above the water as they surface for air. It’s no wonder people love dolphins. In addition to being beautiful, they are very playful, sometimes they jump out of the water and slap back down on their side. If the waves are just right and if you’re really lucky, you might see one catching a wave then launching its entire body out through the face of the swell as it curls toward the shore. Weighing sometimes over 500 pounds, and measuring 10 to 12 feet in length, the bottlenose dolphins are incredibly graceful creatures.