Virginia Shark Attacks

17 attacks recorded (3 fatal)
Virginia shark attacks
Date Location Fatal?
Sep 24th 2010 Sandridge Beach N
May 24th 2007 Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, Virginia Beach N
Sep 1st 2001 Sandbridge Beach, Princess Anne County Y
Nov 28th 1999 Sandridge Beach, Virginia Beach, Princess Anne County N
Virginia Beach N
Nov 28th 1998 Wreck of the Navy Barge, 22 miles SE of Rudee N
Jul 1st 1991 Croatan Beach N
Nov 28th 1989 Coral Gardens Reef, 6 miles SSE of Chicoteague Inlet N
Aug 15th 1983 Virginia Beach, Princess Anne County N
Aug 15th 1973 False Cape N
Jul 3rd 1960 Hog Island N
Nov 28th 2021 Virginia Beach, Princess Anne County N
Nov 28th 2021 Virginia Beach, Princess Anne County N
Oct 7th 1954 150 miles off Cape Henry N
Norfolk N
Jun 11th 1891 Hampton Roads Y
Aug 1st 1852 Norfolk Y

Attacks by region

Attacks by location

  • New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County (184)
  • Daytona Beach, Volusia County (34)
  • Ponce Inlet, Volusia County (23)
  • Melbourne Beach, Brevard County (21)
  • Myrtle Beach, Horry County (18)
  • Isle of Palms, Charleston County (15)
  • Jacksonville Beach, Duval County (14)
  • Cocoa Beach, Brevard County (14)
  • Ponce Inlet, New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County (13)
  • Jensen Beach, Martin County (12)

Attacks by month

  • May (1)
  • June (1)
  • July (2)
  • August (4)
  • September (3)
  • October (1)