Many folks come to Sandbridge Beach just to soak up the sun, splash in the surf, and savor the peace and quiet. But, if you have an active family, you may want to do even more.
If you’ve ever gazed at the stars on a clear moonless night, you know how awe-inspiring the experience can be.
So, you’ll be glad to know that Sandbridge Beach is an excellent spot for stargazing. What’s more, you don’t need any special equipment to get in on the fun. Just wait till the sun goes down, spread your blanket out on the beach, and prepare to enjoy the show.
How would you like to:
- Soar high above Virginia Beach in an authentic World War II airplane?
- See actual WWI and WWII aircraft, meticulously restored to their original military-ready splendor?
- Roam through a scenic park filled with replicas of real dinosaurs?
You can experience all this and more at the Virginia Military Aviation Museum in Pungo, VA, just 9.4 miles north of Sandbridge Beach via Sandbridge Road.
What’s your idea of fun in the sun?
- Riding the crest of an amazing wave?
- Casting your line for largemouth bass?
- Bicycling through “birdwatcher heaven”?
- Or simply basking on the beach?
No matter which pastime you prefer, you can enjoy it at Sandbridge Beach, especially in summer when the beach is at its best. Here’s your guide to outdoor adventure in this pristine coastal paradise.
Just 11 miles north of Sandbridge Beach, VA, you’ll discover the Virginia Aquarium & Maritime Science Center. Here you’ll find a magical world filled with fascinating sea life, from sharks and rays to seals and sea turtles.
You’ll be amazed at what you can find in and around Sandbridge Beach, VA – from seashells of all shapes and sizes to flora and fauna galore.
Why not organize a family scavenger hunt to see what you can discover? Each family member can create a list of specific things to look for – one list for Sandbridge Beach itself, another for Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, and a third for Little Island Fishing Pier.
Let’s face it. Family members don’t always perfectly agree on their vacation preferences. Mom and Dad may yearn for peace and tranquility in a beautiful seaside setting, while the kids want big-city sights and attractions.
Ready to get the most from your Sandbridge Beach experience? Do what the locals do!
Long-time Sandbridge residents know about hidden haunts the guidebooks overlook. So, why not follow their example? Bike along beautiful trails far off the beaten path. Explore beaches so private you can’t even get there by car. Cast your line for largemouth bass in the grass beds of peaceful Back Bay. Kayak right to the door of a legendry local eatery. And more!
If you’re looking for a family outing that combines outdoor fun and the pride of giving back, Easy Does It Ranch & Pungo Equine Rescue and Rehab Center deserves a visit.
Known as “Virginia’s Outer Banks,” secluded Sandbridge Beach remains a mystery to many people. Here are some Frequently Asked Questions – and answers – about this serene coastal haven.