Just a few minutes outside of the windswept dunes of Sandbridge, sits 23,000 acres of farmland known to Virginia Beach locals as Pungo. A drive through this the expansive agricultural community delivers a rural serenity and countryside charm that feels worlds away from the bustle of the Oceanfront. Stop along your journey at any one of the area’s roadside stands or, for a truly Pungo experience, pick your own bushel of fresh berries, produce, or even a bouquet of wildflowers.
The Pungo bike loop is a local favorite thanks to limited traffic and unbeatable views of vineyards, strawberry fields and waterways. For the newbie just getting started in cycling to the seasoned century rider, this bike loop is best enjoyed starting and ending at Red Mill Commons area. Stop along your ride at one of the local farm stands for fresh fruits and vegetables to snack on. Make sure to carry enough water for this 20.9-mile loop, as the first water stop is over 15 miles into your ride.
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Nearby is the West Neck Creek Natural Area, a wooded 217-acre site and pristine recreational spot for hiking, bird-watching, photography, fishing and simply taking in nature. The shared-use soft trails extend for approximately 2.5 miles, including 0.3 miles of paved ADA-compliant trails. Be sure to keep an eye out for the breathtaking views and wildlife for which this area is known.
- 2249 North Landing Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456