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Sandbridge Beach

Escape to this quiet, family-friendly beach to enjoy fishing, strolling, dining on fresh seafood or simply relaxing on the sand.

Sandbridge Beach is a serene, golden-sand beach just south of busy Virginia Beach. A secluded alternative to its popular neighbor, Sandbridge Beach is an ideal place to get away from the crowds. Kayak or hike in nearby Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, dine on fresh seafood and spend an evening stargazing.

Running for 5 miles (8 kilometers) along the Atlantic Ocean, Sandbridge Beach is a beautiful stretch of sand covered with dunes and sea oats. With a more relaxed atmosphere than Virginia Beach, Sandbridge exudes a remote, island-like ambiance. Surf, swim, read a book or build a sandcastle.

Venture to the Sandbridge Pier, also known as the Little Island Fishing Pier, a favorite fishing spot for locals and visitors. Catch flounder, mackerel, bluefish and cobia, among dozens of other species. Play a game of tennis on one of Little Island Park’s two public courts and let the kids burn off some energy on the playground.

When you’re ready for a meal, head to one of the excellent restaurants near the beach. Many offer fresh seafood you can enjoy on decks with lovely views of the ocean. Linger after dinner for live entertainment or buy an ice cream to eat as you go for an evening stroll along the beach. Visit bustling Virginia Beach for more lively nightlife options.

Ride the tram to the marshes and open waters of nearby Back Bay National Wildlife Park. This freshwater refuge, encompassing more than 9,250 acres (3,740 hectares), borders the Atlantic Ocean on the east and Back Bay on the west. Look for snow geese and a number of different migratory ducks in fall. Go for a leisurely hike as you try to spot threatened and endangered species, including peregrine falcons and bald eagles. For something a little more active, try kayaking or cycling in the park.

Sandbridge Beach is located 15 miles (24 kilometers) south of the main Virginia Beach resort area. Drivers will find several parking lots within walking distance of the beach, all of which charge fees seasonally. Enjoy your visit to this tranquil stretch of sandy coastline.


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Lodging Near Sandbridge Beach

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"anthem of the Sun" Oceanfront, Pool, hot Tub, and Pool Table! Come Play!

"anthem of the Sun" Oceanfront, Pool, hot Tub, and Pool Table! Come Play!

2932 Sandfiddler Rd, Virginia Beach
5.0
of 5, from 1 reviews
0.0 out of 5.0

Located in Sandbridge, this vacation home is 0 mi (0 km) from Sandbridge Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and Hell's Point Golf Club. Ocean Breeze Waterpark and Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center are also within 12 mi (20 km).

Anthem of the Sun

Anthem of the Sun

2936 Sandfiddler Rd, Virginia Beach
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Sandbridge, this vacation home is 0 mi (0 km) from Sandbridge Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and Hell's Point Golf Club. Ocean Breeze Waterpark and Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center are also within 12 mi (20 km).

5 Bedroom, Semi-oceanfront Cottage. Just A Few Steps To Beach! Dog Friendly!

5 Bedroom, Semi-oceanfront Cottage. Just A Few Steps To Beach! Dog Friendly!

2937 Sandfiddler Road, Virginia Beach
3.5
of 5, from 2 reviews
0.0 out of 5.0

Located in Sandbridge, this cottage is 0 mi (0.1 km) from Sandbridge Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and Hell's Point Golf Club. Ocean Breeze Waterpark and Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center are also within 12 mi (20 km).

Vista Royale by RedAwning

Vista Royale by RedAwning

2920 Sandfiddler Rd, Virginia Beach
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Sandbridge, this vacation home is 0 mi (0.1 km) from Sandbridge Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and Hell's Point Golf Club. Ocean Breeze Waterpark and Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center are also within 12 mi (20 km).

2 Step

2 Step

2937 Sandfiddler Rd, Virginia Beach
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Sandbridge, this vacation home is 0 mi (0.1 km) from Sandbridge Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and Hell's Point Golf Club. Ocean Breeze Waterpark and Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center are also within 12 mi (20 km).

Over The Moon by RedAwning

Over The Moon by RedAwning

2904 Sandfiddler Rd, Virginia Beach
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Sandbridge, this vacation home is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Sandbridge Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and Hell's Point Golf Club. Ocean Breeze Waterpark and Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center are also within 12 mi (20 km).

Brigadune by RedAwning

Brigadune by RedAwning

2920 Sandpiper Rd, Virginia Beach
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Sandbridge, this vacation home is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Sandbridge Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and Hell's Point Golf Club. Ocean Breeze Waterpark and Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center are also within 12 mi (20 km).

Coastal View II by RedAwning

Coastal View II by RedAwning

2908 Sandpiper Rd, Virginia Beach
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Sandbridge, this vacation home is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Sandbridge Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and Hell's Point Golf Club. Ocean Breeze Waterpark and Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center are also within 12 mi (20 km).