BROAD BAY, VIRGINIA BEACH
The Broad Bay / Linkhorn Bay complex runs on a Southeast - Northwest
axis inside Cape Henry, from Laskin Road (Route 58) to Long Creek, the
connection to the Lynnhaven River and the Chesapeake Bay.
Due to the 35 foot high bridges at Great Neck Road and Lynnhaven Inlet
navigation is limited to sailboats of 25 feet length and smaller.
Broad Bay is bordered to the South/Southeast by the Great Neck Peninsula
and to the Northeast by First Landing State Park. At the junction of Broad
and Linkhorn Bays is the” Narrows” which is reached by land
via 64th Street extended, one and one half miles inland from Atlantic
Avenue. At the “Narrows” are launching ramps and sandy beaches
of the state park.
Beautiful Broad Bay is a handsome place to sail but a challange when racing due to its shifty lake style winds. Until 1994 all Broad Bay Sailing Association one design racing was conducted on Broad Bay from the "Narrows". The BBSA one design regattas now take place on Willoughby Bay, Norfolk, or at the Old Dominion University Sailing Center, Norfolk.