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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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As a Camp Ground it is really good as a Beach is not all that.

The place is Beautiful the park ground and the Campsite are nice but the beach is small too many people crowded in a small part, we went 3 times in the summer and one of those... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Norfolk, Virginia
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Norfolk, Virginia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
57 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

The place is Beautiful the park ground and the Campsite are nice but the beach is small too many people crowded in a small part, we went 3 times in the summer and one of those was for a beach wedding and it was really nice it was at 5 pm so then sun set background on the water was... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We love going to First Landing State park. This park has 2 entrances one on Shore Dr. the second is at 64th St. We like to go to the 64th St part of the park. There are good trials to hike or bike. The beach is clean. It is one of the few places you can bring your dog(s) and... More 

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This state campground is less than an 1/2 hour from home in Portsmouth. The convenience is obvious. You'll find the staff to be very friendly and accommodating. There are a variety of sites to choose from primitive to water/electric. You can select wide open exposure or seclusion under canopies of weathered oaks. RV owners will find the roads maneuverable. There... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Bring all my visitors here on their first trip to Virginia Beach. The little museum in the visitor centre is a great, easy to read, intro to the history of the area (and America). Pick up leaflets then go to the beach (as snack shop could be greatly improved!). Lots of great trails for biking/walking over the road and the... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a wonderful park. It is an excellent place to go alone or with family and friends. There is a small, nicely done museum in the visitors center. Trails of various lengths, for walking, running, and biking, lead to a beautiful bay. A picnic area near the visitor center provides a convenient place to enjoy a meal. The park... More 

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Va. Beach, VA.
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We love First Landing State Park! It's beautiful, relaxing and very well kept. It's a great family place, but I also like going and sitting on the beach by myself to relax and 'regroup' now and then.

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Orlando, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Very natural and unspoiled... Parking was free.. It was cold when I went, but didnt detract from the beach and brought in some diffrent wildlife

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Carolina Beach, North Carolina, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This is a nice lil state park with access to the bay it was clean the day we went was very cold and foggy as well as off season we intend to come back in warmer weather also had a camping area that was closed!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

First Landing State Park has nice trials through cypress swamps or along the creek. It is not a destination hiking place but a walk through the woods. We go for the exercise 3-4 times /week. Our favorite hike is the Cape Henry Trail from the parking area on 64th street to the beach near the boat ramp. You go through... More 

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Virginia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
36 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

If you have bikes this is the place to go. Logging trails are great for a nice ride without having to be on the main roads with cars. Even if you do not camp, just a day fee for parking will get you access to the park.

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