Sea glass is a small, rounded pebble of glass made when a shard of broken glassware tumbles in the ocean for many years until the edges are smooth. Sea glass can come from broken bottles, tableware, or even glass from shipwrecks. Hunting for sea glass on the beach is a fun family activity on your Sandbridge vacation. Here’s what to look for, where to explore, and the best times to get lucky:
This year the American Shore and Beach Preservation Society named Sandbridge Beach one of the Best-Restored Beaches. Sandbridge Beach has been restored four times since 1998, with nearly 7.8 million cubic yards of sand spread over five miles of Sandbridge Beach in that period. For the recent 2013 renourishment project, 2.18 million cubic yards of sand were scattered between Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and Dam Neck Naval Facility.
Uninterrupted reading time is one of the great pleasures of a vacation at Sandbridge Beach. Whether you’re reading on a balcony, on the beach, in the hammock or listening to an audiobook on the way down, an inspirational, entertaining, or engaging page-turner is a must-have. Finding a good book can be overwhelming, so finding a suggested-reading list can help you narrow down your choices. Here are 10 great beach reads from recent New York Times Best Seller selections:
With summer fun behind us and the excitement of the holidays still weeks away, things can get a little boring at home in the fall. If you’re in need of a boredom-busting adventure, head to Sandbridge Beach. Fall in Sandbridge Beach offers some unique opportunities. Here are some of our favorite fall adventures in Sandbridge Beach.
If you’re looking for a relaxing and rejuvenating vacation, Sandbridge Beach has an ideal location. Quiet and peaceful (yet close to the action), this kid-friendly stretch of shoreline is an award-winning and uncrowded haven. Whether you’re looking for a week of uninterrupted peace, an adults-only getaway, or the perfect summer playground, Sandbridge Beach has something for everyone.
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.
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