Named One of USA Today’s 10 Best “Uncrowded Beaches on the Atlantic Ocean”
Just 15 miles south of the Oceanfront is a quiet retreat comprised of rolling sand dunes on miles of pristine beach. Sandbridge Beach used to be a local’s secret hideaway, but with a number of stunning beach-front properties, it has become a refuge for both locals and visitors looking to escape the bustling boardwalk.
Find all of your beach essentials at the shops right on Sandbridge Road. These retail stores sell everything from surfboards, paddleboards, bikes and beach equipment to beach apparel and accessories. There’s also a local market—the only grocery store at Sandbridge Beach—where you can find everything you need for a beach picnic or barbecue, or simply grab some drinks to fill up the cooler.
Spend a day at Little Island Park at the southern end of Sandbridge Beach. The 2,000-foot swimming beach will give your family plenty of room to have some fun in the surf and sand. For those looking to stay off the sand, there is also a playground for the little ones and courts for basketball, volleyball and pickleball.
Little Island Park also features a 400-foot fishing pier. Cast your line with the Atlantic Ocean in the background or head to the nearby brackish lake for more fishing and crabbing. You can also launch a kayak or canoe from the park into the Back Bay.
From Little Island Park, you can also visit two of Virginia Beach’s most untouched coastal territories. Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge features over eight miles of scenic trails that are perfect for immersing yourself in Virginia Beach’s natural setting. Nearby False Cape State Park is one of the last undeveloped areas along the East Coast.
Sandbridge Beach is the perfect place to get your fix of the Atlantic Ocean while relaxing in a more natural setting and experiencing more of Virginia Beach’s local appeal.