'Round these parts you are hard pressed not to see several cars at any given time without an OBX sticker or OBX-related license plate. That is a fabulous beach area with tons to do, commercial and otherwise.
We like to go to Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, just south of VA Beach, and bike or hike to False Cape State Park - it is 6 miles, so not too many people there. There are wild horses and wild pigs, and we get the beach to ourselves.
Here's how we do it (I get to pull the twins in the trailer 8O)