Top 10 (Updated) Boredom Busters For Sandbridge Beach

Boredom Busters in Sandbridge Beach

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.   READ MORE

Sandbridge Beach: The Outer Banks of Virginia – Updated

Sandbridge Beach: The Outer Banks of Virginia

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. READ MORE

Sandbridge Seaside Market: From Succulent Seafood to Delicious Homemade Doughnuts

Sandbridge Seaside Market

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? READ MORE

Top 4 Family-Friendly Beach Spots Near Sandbridge, VA

Sandbridge beach vacation

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. READ MORE

Top 10 Beach Activities in Virginia Beach

Beach Activities in Virginia Beach

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. READ MORE

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!

Treasures on the beach – Memory Monday 6/18/18

Treasures
Good morning from a picture perfect morning here in Sandbridge.   The water temperature is absolutely perfect (mid-70’s), they sky is bright and almost cloudless, and the temperatures today will be in the 90’s today.  What a day at the beach!  Truly today is one of life’s treasures.

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!

Will You Marry Me? Memory Monday 6/11/18

Marry Me
Good Monday morning from beautiful Sandbridge Beach where summer is in full swing now and we are enjoying all the beach has to offer.  On this week’s Memory Monday photo contest we share a proposal caught on camera….will you marry me?

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!

Memorial Day = “Memory” – Memory Monday 5/28/18

Memorial
Greetings from Sandbridge on a beautiful Memorial Day.  The weather has been perfect for whatever outdoor activities you wanted to do all weekend and the unofficial start of summer has arrived.   With all of the fun family summer activities it is easy to forget that this isn’t just a holiday weekend where we get an extra day with our families to go to the beach, have a cook out, or catch up on rest.   This past week a letter to the editor in the Virginian Pilot from a war veteran put it in great perspective for us by saying we should rename this day – Memory day.

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:

  • By wearing your Memorial Day Button from the first of May until Memorial Day.
  • By visiting cemeteries and placing flags or flowers on the graves of our fallen heroes.
  • By flying the U.S. Flag at half-staff until noon. Memorial Day is a day of “National Mourning.”
  • By attending religious services of your choice.
  • By visiting memorials.
  • By participating in a “National Moment of Remembrance” at 3:00 PM local time, to pause and think upon the meaning of the day and for taps to be played where possible.
  • By renewing a pledge to aid the widows, and orphans of our fallen dead, and to aid the disabled veterans.
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