Located just south of downtown Virginia Beach along the coastline of the Currituck Bands Penninsula, Sandbridge is a quiet coastal community known for its pristine beaches and waterfront amenities. Sandbridge sits between the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Currituck Sound to the west to offer scenic views in virtually every direction.
Sandbridge is home to two natural protected areas, the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and the False Cape State Park, which are ideal for hiking, kayaking, fishing, and more.
Sandbridge Beach is a 5-mile stretch of sand dunes and secluded waterfront. It’s a family-friendly beach that is much less crowded than some of the area’s other beaches. The quiet seaside spot is perfect for a day spent relaxing.
Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Established in 1938, the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge is a 9,250-acre park that protects various habitats, including beach, dunes, woodlands, agricultural fields, and freshwater marshes. Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge is an incredibly popular spot for birdwatching, especially during the fall/winter migration period when Canada geese, tundra swans, and a wide variety of ducks populate the area. The park has more than eight miles of trails to explore.
False Cape State Park
South of Back Bay, False Cape State Park is a 4,31-acre park with six miles of pristine, untouched beach. The park features sand dunes, wooded swamps, maritime forest, salt marsh, woodland, and farm fields. The land is home to a variety of wildlife, including loggerhead turtles, otters, red fox, white-tailed deer, feral pigs, wild horses, migratory birds, and numerous reptiles.
Little Island Park
Once home to the Coast Guard Station, the 123-acre Little Island Park is a family-friendly beach with 2,775 feet of beach and a 400-foot fishing pier. This public beach has a lifeguard on duty during the high season and basic amenities including a restroom, shower area, picnic shelters, and vending machines. Little Island Park also features lighted tennis, pickleball, and basketball, and volleyball courts.
Sandbridge is a beachfront oasis, and there is plenty to explore here. Browse our selection of Sandbridge vacation rentals for your stay in Virginia Beach. Sandbridge Realty offers vacation rentals in Virginia Beach for all types of groups, families, and more. Come see what it’s all about.