5 Fun Activities to Enjoy Near Sandbridge (Besides the Beach)

Collage showing three photos of fun activities to enjoy near Sandbridge Beach. Far left shows a boy holding chicken at Hunt Club Farms, top right is King Neptune statue, bottom right is painted mermaid from the Mermaid Factory.

Imagine this: It’s day five of your Sandbridge vacation, you’re tanned (maybe even a little sunburnt), you have sand in every crevice imaginable, and you have more seashells than you could ever need. It’s safe to say you’re BEACHED OUT! So, what do you do now? We’re happy to say there’s plenty to do in Sandbridge Beach besides lounging on the beach! From painting to surfing, to expelling energy in a trampoline park—there is no limit to the family-friendly activities you can find near Sandbridge. Here are our top five activities to enjoy near Sandbridge besides the beach!

Paint at the Mermaid Factory

Looking for a fun and creative activity to give the kiddos a break from the beach? Painting at the Mermaid Factory may be perfect for you!

The Mermaid Factory is a unique gift shop as well as a “paint your own'' art studio. You can paint hand-made plaster products in a variety of shapes—such as mermaids, dolphins, starfish, seashells, octopus, sharks, and more! With safe and easy-to-use acrylic paints, glitter, and embellishments, you can create your own masterpieces to take home as vacation memorabilia!

Take a Surf Class

Okay, so… technically this involves the beach—BUT, it’s likely way different than your typical beach day. There’s no better time to learn how to catch a wave than on your Sandbridge vacation! Our friends at Surf & Adventure Co. offer private and group surf lessons as well as 3-day surf camps in the Virginia Beach area throughout the summer! They provide personalized lessons tailored to your skill level for beginners and intermediate surfers. Whether this is your first time surfing or you’re looking to polish your skills, these classes are designed to meet your needs.

Walk the Boardwalk (and see King Neptune!)

The Virginia Beach Boardwalk is teeming with life at all hours in the summertime! Walking the boardwalk is a great way to get some light exercise—it’s nearly 40 blocks (or 3 miles) long, spanning from 2nd Street to 40th Street.

There, you can find a variety of beachfront restaurants, ice creameries, playgrounds, and even a jungle gym. Additionally, enjoy a stroll on the Virginia Beach Fishing Pier or treat yourself to a carnival experience at the Atlantic Fun Park. Oh—and don’t forget to pay a visit to King Neptune

Hunt Club Farm

If you’re looking for something to do near Sandbridge (besides a lounge at the beach), a green getaway may be perfect for you! There are so many memories to be made at Hunt Club Farm.

Hunt Club Farm is an animal farm located in Virginia Beach. They’re known for their educational and family-friendly activities as well as their annual holiday events. They offer a variety of animal farm experiences such as petting farms, a BirdWalk Aviary, summer farm camps, and more! Hunt Club Farm is a perfect destination for a day filled with fun, education, and a touch of the countryside.

Get Air Trampoline Park

Looking for a way to expel some energy away from the beach? Get Air Trampoline Park is the perfect place for you. Let the kids bounce around for hours while you relax—or be the cool parent and join them! Get Air offers more activities than just trampoline bouncing—you can enjoy dodgeball, foam pits, ninja obstacle courses, and much more. And, when the kids fall asleep with ease that night, you’ll be the real MVP!

While the beach is the main event, it doesn’t have to be the only thing you enjoy during your Sandbridge vacation. If you have questions or need help planning your Sandbridge Beach vacation, call us at (757) 447-3600. Our team at Sandbridge Life is here to assist you. 

Excited about your vacation and ready to book? Visit our booking page today and start planning your perfect beach getaway!