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First Landing State Park

2500 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-1415 (Northeast Virginia Beach)
757 412 2300
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Educational Sites, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Description: 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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Winchester, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This is our third time here. We love it. It's peaceful and we can bring our dogs. We're steps from the beach without being in the commercial area.

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Candiac, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Great Camping Will be able to reserve a specific site in 2015 instead of a loop. It will surely be more quiet since there will be less moving around to change from a site to another. Quiet beach with not to many waves since it is on the chesapeake bay. Military Helicopter passing in the evening but usually not past... More

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virginia beach, va
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94 reviews 94 reviews
52 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Some of us remember First Landing as Seashore State Park and probably still call it that when we talk with each other. The 'park' is really 3 parks on both sides of Shore Drive. On the inland side, you have the winding nature trails with all types of flora and fauna - really great to ramble along on in spring... More

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Clarkesville, Georgia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This park is wonderful! It is clean, organized and right near the ocean! Yet it is close to amenities such as Walmart, groceries etc. we loved how close to the ocean it is.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I have been going to this park since I was a little boy. I grew up right next door to this park so my review is bias....... I love this place. The camp ground, especially. The grounds are always kept neat and clean. The State Police patrol the park and campground area. It is very safe..... but be smart! The... More

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New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We came here to do stand up paddling, which was great because the water is calm. But it was clear that there is so much more to do here--really something for everyone. There are extensive trails for biking and hiking, much of it shaded so you can stay cool even when the weather is hot. There are some nice, sandy... More

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Charleston, WV
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

You can only get to this park by water, sometimes by hiking or biking depending on the season, and on a "gator" that periodically leaves from Sandbridge to take visitors to the park. There is a campground and miles and miles of camping and unspoiled beaches. This is the place to REALLY get away from it all. Make sure to... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Numerous trails for walks, runs, and/or bikes. Good for peace and tranquility as well as nature watching. The rangers offer frequent nature and history talks and walks. The visitors center is small but very well done and informative. There are a beaches and boat landings deep within the park that rarely see crowds. Another beach on the Chesapeake Bay is... More

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Williamstown, Kentucky
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This park was a great value for $4 a car. The trails are marked very well and the Park Rangers and Information people are very helpful.

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Repentigny, Quebec
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We loved this state park campground. Close from The Beach in VB, secluded and surrounded by nature trails, sand dunes and sea smell. A must stop for cavaners and campers while in Virginia Beach.

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