Did you know whale watching was possible at Sandbridge Beach? Every winter humpback whales migrate up our coast and lately they’ve been arriving in record numbers.
Shell collecting on Sandbridge Beach is among the most pleasant pastimes on vacation. Not only is it relaxing, but also rewarding when you find that special treasure. With a little bit of luck (and a helping of science), you can increase your chances of finding the best seashells.
Sandbridge Beach is an angler’s haven. You can fish in saltwater in the morning and switch to freshwater in the afternoon, relax with a pole on the pier, cast from the surf, or take an all-day fishing charter offshore.
Whether you are an avid surfer or have always wanted to learn, Sandbridge Beach is a surfer’s dream. It has the same favorable conditions for surfing as Virginia Beach — without the crowds. For beginners, wide-open spaces mean you don’t have to fight for waves or run into other surfers, and you can get the basics down in relative privacy. Waves are also usually small — 2 to 4 feet on average — making it much safer for newbies to learn.
It wasn’t all that long ago that going on vacation meant purposefully being out of touch with day-to-day life for a while. Today smartphones, tablets, and ultra-portable laptops have changed the way we take a holiday.
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.” For those who love the remote, untamed, and relaxed atmosphere of North Carolina’s Outer Banks, Sandbridge Beach is a must-see.
We all need time to slow down and de-stress, and there’s no better place to do it than Sandbridge Beach. If you think beach vacations are just for spring and summer, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to learn that sometimes the beach is best enjoyed during the winter months. The average high temperature for December and January is in the mid-50s, with lows rarely below 50 degrees. Pack a jacket and a hat and you’ll be comfortable enough to appreciate all of the relaxing outdoor activities that make Sandbridge Beach special.
Visitors to Sandbridge Beach come for seclusion, pristine beaches, and the rare opportunity to be immersed in an unspoiled natural environment. Sandbridge Beach may be compact, but what it lacks in square mileage it more than makes up for in breathtaking wildlife refuges and family-friendly state parks.
Becoming an empty nester is a rite of passage in the lives of parents. While it may have its melancholy moments, many couples are thrilled at the additional freedom they have and look to head off into new adventures during this season. Without sports schedules, school projects or high school routines to hold you back, you’re free to move at your own pace. The best way to celebrate? An empty nesters’ vacation to Sandbridge Beach with your spouse and other couples.
Summer hasn’t passed yet and the sand from your recent vacation is still in your shoes, but you might pause and consider next summer’s vacation. Sandbridge Beach in Virginia is one of the most desirable destinations on the map, with scenic beauty, fun activities for all ages and tastes, good food, and fresh ocean air. But summer is many months away, so why start worrying now?
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