Top 5 Things To Do When It Rains at Sandbridge Beach

When It Rains at Sandbridge Beach

There’s nothing better than when your beach vacation finally arrives. You’ve been waiting for sunny days laying on the beach. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the outcome of your beach vacation and it ends up raining. Don’t let a little rain ruin your trip to Sandbridge, embrace it! Sandbridge is located within Virginia Beach so there are plenty of things to do within a short drive. Here are our top 5 things to do when it rains in Sandbridge! READ MORE

Favorite Super Bowl Foods Memory Monday 2/4/19

Super melon

What a game last night huh? Not exactly the offensive show everyone was predicting prior to the game, but we have to be honest and say that the game was secondary to our enjoyment of the evening. We enjoyed the food and the commercials more than the game – just like we do every year. READ MORE

Memory Monday 1/28/19 – Dog day

Dog day

Greetings from a chilly, but beautiful Sandbridge Beach on this Monday morning. Crisp is the best work we can think of this morning when thinking of how to describe the day. The frost on the ground this morning looked like a fine layer of snow fell overnight. It was really beautiful. It was tough to get up this morning and walk the dog however. READ MORE

Top 5 Places to get Dessert in Virginia Beach

SPOON Dessert Café

If you’re a foodie like me, finding a good place for dessert is a necessity on any vacation. Whether you’re looking for a quick ice cream cone after a long hot day on the beach or just something to satisfy your sweet tooth while exploring around Virginia Beach, we’ve got you covered! Here’s a list of some of our favorite dessert places in and around Sandbridge Beach: READ MORE

Christmas in Sandbridge – Memory Monday 12/24/18

Greetings from a glorious Sandbridge Beach. I was just out on the beach earlier this morning with my dog enjoying a beautiful Christmas Eve sunrise.

It was truly an amazing sight as the sun was rising over an otherwise very calm Atlantic ocean, I looked to the west and saw the remnants of a full moon setting in the northwestern sky. Did you know that the full moon we had on the first day of winter was such a rare situation that none of us may live to see it again. READ MORE

Relaxing – Memory Monday 12/17/18

Relaxing at the beach
Good morning from a bright and sunny Sandbridge beach.   A good day to take a brisk walk on the beach as temperatures are expected to reach 60 degrees today.   Or you can just head to your deck and enjoy a relaxing view.

That is what we offer you today on Memory Monday.   A simple photo that conveys all that is good with a beach vacation.   Who would not enjoy sitting on your oceanfront deck, prop your feet up on the railing, and enjoy a warm beverage as you gaze out at the ocean?  In fact, how about we do that today?!

We hope you are having a relaxing day wherever you may be.   This is a busy and stressful week for a lot of people as it is effectively the last week of the business year as many companies are closed multiple days over the next two weeks.  Lots of family travel is in store for folks as well.

If you still have holiday shopping to do this week, or if you have some deadlines to meet at work we pass this photo on to you as our gift from Sandbridge Blue to remind you that relaxing times can be yours.

Now is the time to start thinking about a vacation for summer 2019 and we still have good availability on our properties for next year.   January starts our busy season in terms of bookings so why not take a look around our inventory today and get a head start on your own relaxing vacation?  Our booking calendars are all open for next year right now, and we can set you and your family up today with your own relaxing vacation.

We are ready when you are with our reservations staff available 24 hours to help with any questions you may have.

In the meantime we wish you all the best from the beach!

Memory Monday – Friends 12/10/18

Friends
Good morning from a very active Sandbridge Beach this morning weather wise as we look forward to winter storm Diego moving away from us and taking with it the affects on our weather.   Diego is not considered one of our friends.

Winds are blowing steadily at 25-30 miles per hour along the oceanfront this morning, and we had gusts yesterday upwards of 40 miles per hour.  Add to that a good amount of rain, some sleet, and a few minutes of snow and that made for a very ugly day along the beach.  We even had some of the flags in front of our office tattered by the strong weather.  Very surprising for us.

We look for better weather ahead, but this morning we look back on Memory Monday to a great photo that reminds us that not all of our vacation rentals are occupied by families getting together.   While we don’t normally rent to non-family groups….one could consider these ladies an extended family once you hear their story.

This photo is of a group of ladies that came and stayed with Blue in September.  Ann L tells the story of this remarkable photo.

She says “we live in a small rural town on the Rhappahannock river.  On our street great neighbors join together in times of need and times of fun.  9 ladies pictured here make an annual trip to the beach…and this is the official trip picture.”  What a great looking group of friends!

We think that is inspiring, and great.  Thank you Ann for sharing your photo of you and your friends with us.  It seems to us that times like this are rare occasions these days and it is encouraging to see the enjoyment of just being together and sharing in a photo.

We look forward to serving you and your group again soon.

All the best from the beach!

Dog day – Memory Monday 10/8/18

Dog day
Greetings from another fantastic morning here in Sandbridge.   This fall has basically been an extension of summer as every day has been glorious, and warm.    Like really, really warm.   This week in fact our high temperatures are expected to be in the 80’s every day!  Almost like the dog days of July and August except there are not nearly as many people here at the beach, and the evenings are much cooler than the summer.

Each Monday we work to share a photo memory with you which comes from one of our guests that stayed with us, and today we share with you yet another photo of some four legged friends that enjoyed a stay recently with Sandbridge Blue.  This photo comes to us from Jessica Niehaus of Columbus, Ohio who stayed with us just a couple of weeks ago with her two furry family members

We promise that we don’t have dogs all over the beach, but it is amazing about how many dog pictures we get sent to us for our Memory Monday photo contest.  It just goes to show that dogs really enjoy a beach vacation as well as their humans do!

We have properties that accept pets, as well as houses that don’t, and we have some great options available if you want to take advantage of the remarkable weather that we’ve been having lately.   All of our properties have great wi-fi so you can keep up with your e-mail while you enjoy our little slice of heaven so why not consider a little beach time before the real fall weather arrives?

We would love to help you arrange a getaway.   When you come don’t forget to snap some pictures and send them to us so we can post them here on Memory Monday and show everyone else what a great time you had.  Deal?

All the best from the beach!

Sand Chairs – Memory Monday 9/17/18

Sand chairs 2
Greetings from Sandbridge Beach which is quickly getting back to normal this morning.   The clouds have cleared out for the first time in almost a week, and we saw the most fantastic sunrise earlier this morning.   It looks like a good day to get some beach chairs and head to the water.

We have had quite a week here in Sandbridge.  We are trying to remember the last time an evacuation order was called for the area (it has been quite a while), but indeed the governor did call an evacuation for us last week in advance of Hurricane Florence.   The order was lifted on Saturday, and we welcomed our guests back over the weekend.   It was quite strange without them for a few days.

So that brings us to our normal routine, and that includes our Memory Monday photo submission.   Today’s submission is brought to us courtesy of Dwight Vaughn of Warrenton, Virginia who stayed with Sandbridge Blue two weeks ago at the vacation rental property “Starfish Inn.”

Dwight shows us a couple of pictures of his grandchildren enjoying their own “Sand Chairs.”  Who needs those bulky plastic or aluminum seats that you have to lug over the dunes when you can just move around some nice cool sand and plant your backside right on the sand?!

These handy chairs were made by their aunt and uncle.  We particularly like the arms on the chairs.   Ultimate comfort.

Dwight signs his message “One Proud Gandpa.”   We can believe it.  The cute factor machine will break when it comes to these pictures.  Thanks for sharing your photo memories Dwight.

Keep in mind we post photo memories of your Sandbridge Blue vacation right here every Monday on Memory Monday.   Then randomly we choose one of our submissions each month to win a drawing for a $100 discount on next year’s vacation with Sandbridge Blue.   We hope you win Dwight.

All the best from the beach!