Sandbridge, VA: front yard displays of creativity

from the Artsology series The Arts Adventurer

Walking around the beach town of Sandbridge, VA, one can see plenty of homes with front yard sculptures, and the range of subjects is pretty impressive. As you’ll see in the slideshow below, the roster of front yard sculptures includes sailor figures, a 7 foot tall tiki figure, a mini version of the Statue of Liberty, a decorative dolphin, a seemingly-out-of-place Christmas Elf holding a bucket of sand, and a strange whale airplane combination riding on top of a wave pedestal!


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sailor lawn ornaments in Sandbridge beach town in Virginia

But the pièce de résistance of Sandbridge was "Isabel," the Sea Serpent gracing the front yard of the beach house named "Legasea." Believe it or not, we actually stayed at this house 13 or 14 years ago, and while I don’t remember anything distinctive or unusual about the interior of the home, having this beast out front was more than enough to make things lively. I'm speaking in the past tense because for some unknown reason, the owner of this home tore the sculpture down at some point ... but I've got some pictures of it below.

The sculpture was made with driftwood, and was set into the sand dunes to make it look as if it were slithering towards the beach. One had to walk through the arch of the middle in order to get to the front door. From its head to the tip of its tail, it was at least 40 to 50 feet long.

sea serpant sculpture made of driftwood in Sandbridge VA

sea serpent sculpture made of driftwood on Sandfiddler Road in Sandbridge beach town in Virginia

Sandbridge is, for the most part, a residential community, so other than a general store and a beach shop near the middle of town, there’s not much else around other than beach houses - and of course, a fantastic beach. But let's keep that our secret, as it's a more-quiet and less-crowded alternative to Virginia Beach, and it would be nice to keep it that way.




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