Camping Near NAS OCEANA - Sounds Of Freedom

Camping Near NAS OCEANA - Sounds Of Freedom

Camping Near NAS OCEANA - Sounds of Freedom

The NAS Oceana Air Show is a unique experience combining beauty, history and adventure in one incredible event. If you want to add some excitement to your stay in Virginia Beach, spend your nights at the nearby Virginia Beach KOA Holiday to relax and unwind after a day of watching the Oceana Air Base jets fly overhead!

What Is the Naval Air Station Oceana?

The Naval Air Station Oceana, commonly known as NAS Oceana, was commissioned in 1943 as a small swampy base and evolved into an astounding complex with seven miles of runways and almost 20 squadrons of elite aircraft technology. 

Over 16,000 people work to keep the Virginia Beach Navy base operational — and they don't just build planes or repair them. They also train pilots and other personnel who serve worldwide. Home to some of the most daring pilots and their high-tech aircraft, NAS Oceana continues to grow and thrive as one of the most important military installations in the country.

NAS Oceana Air Show Virginia Beach 

The Navy's most prominent public outreach event, the NAS Oceana Air Show, will surely provide you with a thrilling experience. With over 250,000 people attending each year, this affair is a must-see for anyone looking for an adventure in Virginia Beach.

This Virginia Beach air show will take over this East Coast beach town from Sept. 9-11, 2023. Located under three miles from NAS Oceana, Virginia Beach KOA Holiday is the closest campground to the air show. 

Plus, if you're a KOA Rewards member who wants to stay on Saturday, Sept. 9, you'll enjoy all the fun of the air show without paying anything to stay with us through KOA Rewards Appreciation Weekend. Simply stay at a participating KOA location on Sept. 8 and enjoy free camping the next day!

Things to Consider Camping Close to the Base

Camping by the sea is a time-honored tradition. It's a chance to unplug, enjoy nature in all its glory and spend time with those you love in a fun and relaxing environment. With its beautiful late summer skies, proximity to clean beaches and excellent facilities, Virginia Beach KOA Holiday will provide everything you need for an unforgettable getaway, including:

  • Free 24/7 air show access: When you stay, your whole group will witness exhilarating views of the air show and the surrounding natural beauty from your campsite. Keep your eyes peeled and try to view the low-flying pilots in the jet cockpits!
  • Exciting jet noises: You'll also have the chance to hear the roar of fighter jets as they take off, perform stunts, and land in Virginia Beach. If you desire a break from the sounds, opt to soundproof your time with earplugs, noise-reducing curtains or white noise.
  • Three ways to stay: Whether you want the ease of pulling in with your RV, the comforts of a Deluxe Cabin or an authentic outdoor tent experience, Virginia Beach KOA Holiday has it all.

Plan to Have a Blast at Virginia Beach KOA Holiday

Enjoy Virginia Beach KOA Holiday for all the excitement of being near such a large military installation. Sites are limited, so book your stay today and prepare to bring your binoculars from the campground to the beach and everywhere in between.

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