31 May 2018
If you want to take a break from the beaches of Sandbridge, Pungo is only 5 miles away and would make for a fantastic day trip. Pungo is a charming rural community located in the southern part of Virginia Beach. Pungo is steeped in history.
If you've ever wanted to dine in an old cottage,The Bee & The Biscuit is the perfect place. The restaurant is a converted cottage from 1919. The Bee & The Biscuit opened May 2016 and has become popular with foodies, locals, and tourists. There is often a wait at The Bee & The Biscuit but anyone who has been here will tell you that it's worth it. Make sure to get there early; The Bee & The Biscuit only serves breakfast and lunch. You will find specialized lattes such as the cinnamon toast crunch latte. If coffee isn't your thing, you can try one of their declicious mimosas. If you can't decide on what flavor, they offer mimosa flights. Make sure to indulge in one of their giant cinnamon rolls with your beverage.
Feeling full after The Bee & The Biscuit? Take a short drive over to the The Military Aviation Museum to walk off all that delicious food. The Military Aviation Museum has one of the largest collections of warbirds in the country. The museum includes planes from WWI and WWII many of which are still operational. A few times a year, the museum will put on air shows.
For those history buffs, Pungo is where the Witch of Pungo, Grace Sherwood gained notoriety. She is a local legend and was the last woman in Virginia to be accused of witchcraft. The first accusation against Sherwood came in 1698 when her neighbor claimed Sherwood had bewitched her cotton. Sherwood was accused multiple times but only went to trial in 1706 when Elizabeth Hill calimed Sherwood had caused her to miscarry. She received a trial by water on July10, 1706. It was believed that was innocent if she sank and guilty if she would float. Sherwood floated and was convicted. It is believed that she was released from prison by 1714. There is a statue of Grace Sherwood near Sentara Bayside Hospital on S. Independence and Witchduck Rd. which was the site of the jail she was mostly likely held captive.