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First Landing State Park

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Address: 2500 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-1415
Phone Number: 757 412 2300
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Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Description: Nature enthusiasts will love this park with 2,700-acres of hiking trails...
Nature enthusiasts will love this park with 2,700-acres of hiking trails, cypress swamps and nesting grounds for a variety of birds.
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Quiet retreat

We were out and about and found First landing state park. Everyone was very friendly. There was not a lot of people on the beach so we had it mostly to ourselves. There are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Colby, Kansas
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Colby, Kansas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We were out and about and found First landing state park. Everyone was very friendly. There was not a lot of people on the beach so we had it mostly to ourselves. There are about 200 campsites there. We saw all types of camping units from single person tents to travel travels with slides. We did not camp here, but... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

First Landing State park is beautiful. We spent the day riding the trails. Most of the trail is paved, and you can take them to the beach.

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Hampton Roads, VA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If you're looking spend time communing with the waves, Sandbridge is the place. My family and I live here and loving it every summer. The beaches aren't crowded and you're away from the typical,tourist stuff

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We have gone here several times to do some hiking. There are many different trails in the park. Some just on foot, some for bicycles some mixed.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

This state park has become overpriced and under kept! Stagnated pools of water at bath house between camp A and B that has to be a health code violation. This place has went downhill in the recent years. Spider on the bathroom wall!!!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is a great park for hikes, bike rides, paddle boarding, camping, and sitting on the beach. It has so many different views and uses. Being a local I could spend a whole weekend at First Landing camping and feel like I went on a vacation out of town because there is so much to do and you feel like... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Nice wooded sites. Our site was right next to beach access so it was an easy walk. Beach was clean and very uncrowded. However it is not big rig friendly. We have a 40 ft fifth wheel and there were only a few spots would could possibly fit. When we arrived in a Thursday around 5 pm there was no... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Being in the Navy I was hesitant on visiting first landing state park after all is near military training grounds and the last thing you want on your off time is being close to work . Still do to constantly hearing people rave, I decided to check out Cape Henry's trail. There and back is 12 miles mostly under the... More 

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Staunton, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Beautiful bike path through the woods - finally wound up just across the road from the Chesapaeake Bay!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We stumbled upon this state park entirely by accident while exploring the coast northward from the more touristy section of Virginia Beach. We were greeted by a ranger at the park entrance, who oriented us to the park and provided trail maps. The admission fee was $5 for the day. We visited on a Sunday and found parking a bit... More 

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