Putt Putt Anyone?: Memory Monday April 17, 2017.

Putt Putt Anyone?

Happy Easter Monday to everyone.  We hope you enjoyed a fabulous weekend of egg hunting, and church going in the beautiful weather we all enjoyed.  Temps reached the 90 degree mark here in Sandbridge yesterday on Easter, and the folks vacationing enjoyed all manner of outdoor activities, including some putt putt golf!

Seriously, admit it….putt putt golf is a cornerstone of family vacations and we love this shot that was presented to us by Leonard Marquez of Sterling, Virginia who stayed with Blue and presented us this family photo enjoying a round of competitive golf in Virginia Beach while they were on vacation.

Thanks to Leonard for sharing this photo.  Although we don’t have the accounting of the scoring of this round, judging by the smiles on the photo we suspect the young lady on the left may have had the upper hand in this round!

All the best from the beach!

Family-Friendly Spring Break In Sandbridge, VA

When spring break rolls around, many families disperse in several different directions to get away from it all. College students hightail it to Florida, teens take a break at sports camp, and Mom and Dad head to the coast to take in some waves. This year, why not work on strengthening the ties that bind and give the whole family a spring break vacation they will not forget with a fabulous beach rental in Sandbridge, Virginia?

Planning Your Spring Break In Sandbridge

Sandbridge offers a somewhat slower pace than a typical beach resort, and that is a feature you will treasure as you spend some quality time with your family. In Sandbridge, you will find something for everyone, from outdoor activities like fishing, swimming, biking and hiking to enjoying a little retail therapy at the local shops.

Your luxurious rental home offers a worry-free stay and plenty of relaxation, with no need to pack towels or sheets. With a full kitchen and options such as hot tubs, heated pools, and pet-friendly homes, you can plan a spring break vacation designed to recharge your batteries and relax away the cares of work and school.

One of the special allurements of Sandbridge is its miles of beautiful beaches. While the water temps remain fairly chilly during the month of March, you’ll still enjoy the stunning ocean views, breathtaking sunrises, and serene natural surroundings. Spring break is the perfect time to view the beauty of the area from a kayak or charter boat, and adventurous souls may enjoy surfing and boogie boarding despite the chill.

Activities For The Whole Family

Those who enjoy fishing will enjoy the numerous fishing experiences available in Sandbridge. Rent a fishing boat from an area guide, try your hand at fishing right from the beach, or stroll out to the end of Little Island Fishing Pier in Little Island Park. Once you have your cooler filled with the day’s catch, head back to your rental property for a family fish fry in the full-service kitchen.

If you are looking for something to do away from the beach, you will find plenty of activities in Sandbridge for family members of all ages. Young children will enjoy the playground at Little Island Park, while teens and adults will want to take advantage of the basketball, tennis and volleyball courts. Nature lovers will enjoy biking or hiking along scenic trails and watching for the numerous swans, geese, ducks, and turtles that make their homes in the surrounding area. Sandbridge also offers a professionally designed golf course where you can brush up on your golf game while spending some quality time with the kids.

Spring break would not be complete without the occasional shopping trip, so head over to the Sandbridge Market for some local delicacies or stock up on souvenirs at one of the quaint boutiques. If you are looking to do some more serious shopping, drive just five miles to Red Mill Commons, where you will find many of your favorite national chain stores, restaurants, and more.

When you are ready for a night on the town, don’t miss the Bay View Lounge, where you will enjoy a gorgeous view over the bay as well as live music and dancing. You will not find any second-rate, greasy bar food here — instead, enjoy peel-and-eat shrimp, hors d’oeuvres, and some of the best pizza on the beach.

Plan at least one day to sleep in and enjoy the amenities of your vacation rental. Many rental homes offer a swimming pool, hot tub, backyard grill or boat dock to make your stay more pleasant. Prepare a quick lunch in the full kitchen and enjoy a splash in the ocean with the kids or take a walk to look for shells. When dinnertime rolls around, grill hamburgers and hot dogs in the backyard of your rental, and then finish out the day with a family movie night in the in-home theater or living room.

Why Choose Sandbridge For Your Spring Break Destination?

Sandbridge offers a more relaxed pace than you will find in other popular spring break destinations. The calming atmosphere, salty sea air, and natural beauty of Sandbridge create the perfect backdrop for reconnecting with your family before the hectic activities of summer gear up. No matter what ages your children may be, they will enjoy the allure of the beach and outdoor activities, while Mom and Dad will enjoy making special memories that the family will cherish forever.

Before your family’s calendar fills up with three or four different spring break destinations, plan to take everyone to Sandbridge this year to enjoy the pristine white sand, beautiful ocean views, and family atmosphere of one of Virginia’s most cherished beach destinations.

Strawberry Season!

It is mid-May in the Sandbridge area which means only one thing – Strawberry Picking time
in Pungo!The endless winter of 2014 made for a
slow start to the season, but things are in full swing now as all of the local spots are open and the fields
are full of folks getting their fill of the tasty fruit.

Strawberries anyone?

There
must be something about the sandy soil around here that makes for perfect growing conditions because we
think the berrys around here are the best!Whether
your favorite spot to pick is Vaughan’s, Cullipher Family Farm, Flanagan farm, Brookdale, or some other
location we can assure you that the fields are full of fresh fruit ready for you to pick!   On
Saturday the fields were full of families as well as fruit.  What a gorgeous day!The best
thing about picking berries is that it is such a great family activity.   Here’s one of the
author’s 10 year old twin daughters holding up a perfect berry.   Sadly, this berry didn’t make it
to the bucket.  She ate it!All the best from the
beach!By Tim Cafferty,
President, Sandbridge Blue Realty Services