In the close-knit community of Lynnhaven Dunes, the condominium's gemstone is a roughly 300-foot strip of beach along the Chesapeake Bay. The sliver of sand is a place where the condos' residents take morning strolls, gather for wine on summer evenings and play with their dogs.
Their small chunk of Cape Henry Beach, which stretches from First Landing State Park to the Lesner Bridge, is their backyard, said the condo association's president, Stan Clark.
But the condominium no longer owns the shoreline abutting its property after the city condemned portions of Cape Henry Beach in 2009 to place sand dredged from Lynnhaven Inlet there.
Now they're going to court to see how much the rights to that land are worth.