Boredom can sometimes be inevitable, whether you go camping, skiing, or to the beach no matter where you decide to vacation. Here are some activities that are the warriors to fight that battle for you when you visit Sandbridge and Virginia Beach.
The Outer Banks are stretches of peninsulas and barrier islands that run 200 miles along the coast of North Carolina and Virginia. The Outer Banks strand actually begins in Virginia with the 4.5-mile long Sandbridge Beach. Because Sandbridge Beach is backed by Currituck Sound to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, its geography is similar to that of the North Carolina Outer Banks. That similarity (and also cultural similarities) have earned Sandbridge Beach the nickname “The Outer Banks of Virginia.” Sandbridge Beach is a must-see for those who love the remote, untamed, and relaxed atmosphere of North Carolina’s Outer Banks.
While Sandbridge Beach is renowned for being a peaceful, secluded costal paradise, that doesn’t mean there are no local conveniences.
Craving prime cuts of juicy steak? Hankering for fresh mahi mahi to grill for dinner? Wishing for homemade donuts for breakfast or snacks? Forgot your toothbrush or tissues?
It’s a perfect day at Sandbridge Beach, VA. The sky is blue. The sun is bright. The waves are gently lapping the shore.
But, as the temperature soars, you start to feel slightly uncomfortable. Sweaty. Thirsty. Maybe even a little groggy.
It may be secluded and uncrowded (a huge part of its charm!). But make no mistake, Sandbridge Beach, VA, offers tons of opportunities for family-friendly fun. So, if you’re vacationing with children – tots to teens – you’ll never run out of kid-pleasing things to do.
It’s almost summer time and you know what that means… Sandbridge Beach day! Pack your bags, fill the cooler, and grab the family. We all love having fun on the beach under the warm rays of the sun. There is just something about spending time on the beach with the sound of the ocean rolling onto the shore that makes a summer day seem more enjoyable than anything else. If you’re anything like me, then you enjoy staying at the beach all day and making the most of it. But, what happens when people in your group start complaining that they want to leave because they are bored? Or maybe you are someone who wants to be able to stay at the beach all day, but you can never make it that far because you get bored. Well if either of those apply to you than here are my top 10 best beach activities.
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!
This week’s Memory Monday photo submission comes to us from Darlene Londeree of Richmond who stayed with us recently and enjoyed a wide open beach with great nephew as they discovered treasures on the beach together.
We will let Darlene explain in her own words “One of my favorite activities was spending time with my great nephew who loves learning about all God’s creatures from reptiles, mammals, insects, birds, you name it! He is only five years old and absorbs all the new knowledge like a sponge. We had a blast catching sand fleas, sifting through living creatures in the surf, chasing sandpipers, and digging for sandfiddlers. When asked if he would rather go back to the pool or stay on the beach. The beach is where he preferred to be. ”
We love finding ocean treasures and you can tell by the smiles on their faces that Darlene and her great nephew they feel the same.
We thank Darlene for sharing her photo memory and we look forward to a great day at the beach today. If you have not made plans to come and find your own treasures keep in mind that we do have select availability on some of our properties later in the summer. We at Sandbridge Blue look forward to serving Darlene and her great nephew again soon, and we look forward to serving you too.
All the best from the beach!
This photo comes to us from Amanda who stayed with Sandbridge Blue two weeks ago and sends this photo along of her nephew who proposed to his girlfriend while they were on vacation. Amanda advises that indeed she said “Yes!”
Congratulations to the happy couple. We are pleased that we could be a small part of a big memory of their stay with Blue.
Weddings, and marriage proposals are popular on the beach. We’ve heard of many that are over the top in terms of planning and execution in our years of providing accommodations.
There was a proposal where the groom planted a message in a bottle with a rose and a note (good thing no one else found it first), and then there was the proposal written in the sand (have to be careful of the tide washing your work away on that one), there was a plane pulling a banner with the question trailing behind (glad she didn’t have to run to the rest room as it flew by), we also heard about the proposal where a ring was hidden inside of a shell, and even a treasure chest buried in the sand with one end sticking out (he had a friend bury the box, and stand watch over it until they came within sight). The proposer asked his future bride what she thought it was as they tripped over it, and they un-buried it together.
Our favorite way to say “will you marry me” however is the simple and heart felt way. On bended knee. There is just something romantic about the natural beauty of the water combined with the natural beauty of true love which is irresistible.
We with this couple great happiness, and we look forward to serving then and Aunt Amanda again soon.
All the best from the beach!
The letter by a local veteran of service to our U.S. Navy started by saying “please don’t thank me for my service on Memorial Day – I’m still alive!”
Today is not the day to honor those who have served in the military, but rather it is to remember those who have lost their lives in active military service.
The letter to the editor goes on to say the “Memory” in Memorial Day has been ignored by too many of us who are beneficiaries of those who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom and liberty.
Often we do not observe the day as it should be done, actively remembering those Americans who have paid the price for the blessings of liberty.
According to the writer you can change this by doing the following: