King Neptune
Posted by Sandbridge Realty | Monday, May 14, 2018

One of the most iconic figures in Virginia Beach is King Neptune. A visit to the beach is not complete without snapping a pic of the Ruler of the Ocean. King Neptune can be found on 31st St on the boardwalk at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront overlooking Neptune's Park. The massive statue stands 34 feet high and weighs 12 tons. On the 12 foot tall rock base, you can find fish, dolphins, and octopuses. As King Neptune rests his left hand on a loggerhead turtle, he grips a trident. Production for the King Neptune statue started in 2003 for the annual Neptune Festival. Sculptors around the world submitted their designs for a King Neptune statue. Paul DiPasquale from Richmond, VA was chosen as the winner. Construction on the massive statue was an undertaking and it was finally completed on a couple years later. On September 20, 2005 the King Neptune we are all familiar with was finally unveiled.

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May Events
Posted by Sandbridge Realty | Friday, May 11, 2018

Just like that we're into mid-May. Summer is quickly approaching and there is no shortage of events to keep everyone busy. First up this weekend is the Pungo Off Road Monsters on the Beach. This event takes place starting today, Friday May 11th and concludes on Sunday, May 13th. Yes, Mother's Day is May 13th but who's to say moms and monster trucks don't go together? Pungo Off Road Monsters on the Beach is a fun family event that takes place on 6th St at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Watch from the bleachers overlooking the boardwalk as monster trucks take over the sand dunes.

The Pungo Wine Festival is on Saturday May 19 at BackBay Farms located just 5 miles from Sandbridge. Come out and try some local wines for a good cause.The Pungo Wine Festival benefits Connect With a Wish. Get your tickets now while they're only $30; the price goes up to $35 on the day of the event. If wine isn't your thing there is also craft beer, live music, food trucks, local artists and vendors. Feel free to bring a blanket or chair while enjoying a fun-filled afternoon with friends.

Also next weekend is Warbirds Over The Beach. This event takes place from May 18th -20th. This is defintely not your ordinary air show. Step back in time and see World War II era planes take flight in the sky. There will be hundreds of re-enactors on hand that will make you feel like you've been transported into the 1940's.

The 35th Annual Pungo Strawberry Festival takes place from May 25th to May 27th. The very first festival in 1983 saw 50,000 attendees and last year it reached 120,000. The main focal point of the festival takes place on Saturday May 26th at 10am when thousands line up to watch the grand parade. This is an alochol-free family friendly event. Highlights include pony rides, three stages with continuous entertainment, and of course plenty of food. You can find strawberries offered 50 different ways. Favorites include the strawberry tacos and chocolate covered strawberries.

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The Little Red Mailbox in Sandbridge
Posted by Sandbridge Realty | Monday, May 7, 2018

On Mondays, we sometimes need a little motivation to get us ready for the week ahead. #MotivationalMonday became a popular hashtag/phrase as a result. Mondays are not only meant to movtivate but also to inspire which brings me to the subject of an unassuming little red mailbox. Near the Little Island Fishing Pier, you'll find this mailbox. Those not familiar with it may think it's an odd place for a lone mailbox. There are only 5 of these in existence. Written on the side is "Leave a Note of Hope." The mailbox's purpose is for anyone to write inspirational thoughts or messages and brighten the day of someone who may have experienced a loss or is going through a difficult time.The very first red mailbox was started in Kitty Hawk, NC by Sue Goodrich to help her cope with her mother's unexpected passing. Goodrich says "It's a place to share your thoughts, dreams, feelings or secrets or to just visit what others have left along their journey. Everybody needs a little hope, and helping others also helps ourselves."

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Welcome to Sandbridge!
| Thursday, May 3, 2018

Often referred to the “Outer Banks of Virginia”, there are a lot people don’t know about Sandbridge. Sandbridge is a coastal community located on the southern end of Virginia Beach. Sandbridge is a family friendly community with no hotels in sight, which is a stark contrast from the hustle and bustle of the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Instead of hotels, you will find anything from quaint cottages and condos to multifamily luxury homes. Sandbridge has something to offer everyone. Take a bike ride at Back Bay National Wildlife or grab a fishing pole and head to Little Island Pier. Come experience Sandbridge!

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