The Best Time to Visit Sandbridge

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Sandbridge, Virginia, is a coastal paradise located just a short drive from Virginia Beach. When planning a vacation here, you may wonder when is the best time to book your trip.

We may be biased (just a little), but in all honesty, Sandbridge is a great place to visit no matter when you make the trip. Planning a visit to Sandbridge and unsure what time of year is best to visit? Sit back while we give you the insider's scoop.

Let's explore the best time to visit Sandbridge!

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Summertime in Sandbridge

The summer months here in Sandbridge offer perfect weather, with highs in the low 80s and lows in the early 70s, creating an ideal climate for beach activities. Think about a classic beach vacation, and you're picturing summertime in Sandbridge. 

Summer here is buzzing with energy, featuring a wide variety of activities and events. It’s the perfect time for family vacations and group gatherings, providing endless opportunities for fun and memorable experiences by the beach. There’s a reason why summer is the busiest season!

Summer Activities in Sandbridge

Sandbridge offers a wide variety of activities in the summer. Here are some of our favorite summertime activities:

Beach and Water Activities

Kick back, relax, and enjoy your vacation! One of the best features in Sandbridge is, of course, the beach. Our vacation rentals sit near some absolutely beautiful beaches where you can enjoy a day on the sand or spend some time swimming. 

Once you've had your fill of beach time, live life on the wild side and go on a jet skiing adventure, or take a leisurely paddleboard ride to relax. However you choose to spend your time on the water, Sandbridge offers great options.

Exploring Nature

Looking for a change of pace from your typical beach day? Exploring the beautiful nature in and around Sandbridge always makes for a great adventure. The Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge is perfect for hiking and wildlife viewing. Keep an eye out for migratory and native birds, too! The refuge was actually established to protect these wild species.

You can also spend the day observing nature from the water! Whether you choose to go kayaking or embark on a sunset cruise, exploring Sandbridge by boat offers a wonderful way to enhance your vacation experience.

Local Events and Festivals

Beyond the typical water activities, there are a multitude of special events and festivals in the summertime. Sandbridge boasts its annual boat parade through Osprey Bay every July 4th to ring in Independence Day in style.

Other events in nearby Virginia Beach are a short drive away—you can celebrate Pride, see their Juneteenth events, and more. There's no shortage of things to do during this busy season!

Sandbridge in the Off-Season

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While summer is buzzing with activities, there are advantages to visiting Sandbridge in the off-season. Though it’s not quite as warm, there are fewer crowds and lower rates when you book from October to April.

Let's take a quick glance at the perks of visiting Sandbridge when it's not as busy with activity.

Sandbridge in Spring

Spring is a beautiful time to visit Sandbridge! As the town awakens from its winter hibernation, signs of life return with blooming flowers and migrating birds.

Although the ocean might still be too cool for a swim, you can enjoy the beach and surrounding areas with fewer tourists, making it a peaceful and refreshing getaway.

Sandbridge in Winter

If you really want to escape the hustle and bustle and have a secluded getaway, visiting Sandbridge in winter is a great option. The town gets very quiet during the winter, meaning you can have a relaxed trip with very few disturbances.

Though it's much too cold to swim for leisure, you can enjoy the solitude of the beach and take some wintry walks along the sand. If you're feeling brave, you could join the Virginia Beach Polar Plunge, an annual event that raises money for the Special Olympics. We won't lie, it's cold, but supporting such a good cause makes it worth your while. 

Sandbridge in Fall

Fall in Sandbridge typically sees temperatures ranging from the 60s to 70s. It's a bit cold to swim like in summer months, but you can still partake in a lot of fun outdoor activities!

Many people like to fish in the fall, when the water is less crowded. You can also enjoy hiking and beautiful fall foliage around you! Hop on a hiking trail at Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, or forge your own beach path on a quiet off-season walk.

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Featured Vacation Rental: Beach Cabana

While we love summertime for its bustling activities, there’s no wrong time to visit Sandbridge. Whether you want to find a rental with a private pool or ensure that you’ll be staying in an oceanfront property, Sandbridge Life offers a variety of rentals designed to fit your needs, no matter the season. Browse our available vacation rentals today and book your next summer vacation with Sandbridge Life Vacation Rentals!