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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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Love this park. You have quick and easy access to the shore without too far of a distance. There is a parking lot, bathroom facilities and outdoor showers to rinse off. Across the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Love this park. You have quick and easy access to the shore without too far of a distance. There is a parking lot, bathroom facilities and outdoor showers to rinse off. Across the pier to the shore is a beautiful area for sunsets! Kids can enjoy the water without the fast continuous waves coming in and out. You can fish... More 

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Crewe, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We tent-camped the weekend at First Landing and it was great. We had my 7 yr old grandson with us, who had never been camping before. The first night, the park had a campfire gathering that he loved. He learned about fire, and nocturnal animals, etc. This was just one program the park offered. There were several everyday. There are... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We visited First Landing State Park the last weekend in June. We grew up in the area but live in another state now. We enjoy FLSP because of the nature trails bike paths but mostly in he beach...where dogs are allowed!!! So much fun to enjoy the Chesapeake bay with or furry family members!

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Chicago
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This state park within minutes drive from the boardwalk seems like a great place to go hiking and biking. Since this is a state park, there is a fee to enter (honor system). There is a beach that fronts a bay that is obviously not crowded like the boardwalk and the water is calmer. If we had more time, I... More 

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Richmond, VA USA
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23 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

An exercise day, that turned into a potential reservation site. Paid to hike easy trails in a cooler environment and enjoyed the scenery. The trail map could be a little more detailed. Found out that the South Trail Center can be rented for special occasions and the North Trail Center has a gazebo and amphitheater that can be rented.

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Maricopa, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I arrived later than I had hoped but was still able to explore a lot of the park before my $4 day pass ran out. The beach was quiet with a handful of patrons, mostly bunched near the end of the boardwalk from the parking lot, outside of that the sand and water was open. The gift shop and visitor... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Right on the water, so you can enjoy the beach. Showers available if you want to spend the night camping. Very quiet when we visited.

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USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This state park has something for all families. There is a clean beach on the bay side with restroom, showers,gift shop and kayak,SUP rentals and excellent fishing and crabbing. Pets are welcome. The land side offers beautiful hiking/jogging trails, a marina to launch boats is at the Narrows on 64 th street. Two entrances are available. One entrance is on... More 

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Fishersville, Virginia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We camped in a travel trailer for 5 days at First Landing, after visiting for a day once before. We loved the beach access, the privacy, and the campsite. The bathhouse (D-loop) needs some work but the sink and toilets were clean. Staff were friendly and helpful. We are already talking about booking again next year!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Kayak Nature Tours provide a very informative guided tour . We took the 2 hour tour and saw lots of osprey, heron, crabs.

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Address: Address: 2500 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-1415
Phone Number: 757 412 2300
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach

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