When you want to get away from the hustle and bustle, take a drive down to Pungo. If you are searching for homes, search zip codes 23456 and 23457. Located in the southeast section of Virginia Beach, you will discover some new construction, working farms, and smaller properties that pop up for sale. My favorite go-to for a Sunday drive, be sure to stop at Blue Pete’s for brunch or dinner. Stop and see the Aviation Museum at 1341 Princess Anne Road, and at the end of May, Pungo hosts the outdoor Strawberry Festival. Rich in history, be sure to read the the story of Grace Sherwood, the Witch of Pungo!
Intersecting with Princess Anne Road, West Neck Road and Indian Road will take you back to the western part of the city – typically to North Landing and the Virginia Beach Municipal courthouse area. Or you can head over on Pungo Ferry Road and end up on Blackwater Road, which is also considered Pungo, although you can easily end up in Chesapeake on Mount Pleasant Road.
Driving south on Princess Anne Road, you can easily find yourself passing through Back Bay and Creeds, only to discover you are on the causeway heading to Knotts Island in North Carolina. Martin Farm and Winery here is open usually from May until October, so be sure to check ahead of time to make sure they are open if that’s your final destination for the day. They also host weddings and special events on their farm – so check them out! www.MartinFarmandWinery.com.
A drive home is not complete without stopping by a fresh produce stand!