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First Landing State Park

Address: 2500 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-1415
Phone Number: 757 412 2300
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, State Parks, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Nature enthusiasts will love this park with 2,700-acres of hiking trails, cypress swamps and...
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Type: Educational Sites, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, State Parks, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Owner 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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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

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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31 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

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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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Nothing spectacular. Really busy place during the summer. The trails are nice, lots of options and distances but like any other park that makes you pay to get it, not really anything special. I get paying if I were going to camp or put a boat in the water, but just to walk a trail? no thanks.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

If it had a mountain it would be perfect. Go spend the day whether it's a hike or bike ride or launching your boat you won't regret a day spent here. Its really three parks rolled into one a campground and beach on one side, hiking, biking, birding, boat launch and Broad Bay beach at the Narrows on another side... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Really beautiful park with shorter trails (1-6 miles) that are easily doable in a few hours or less. There is also a small nature center on the beach with interesting things for younger kids. The entrance fee is modest (under $15) and its a nice break from all of the commercial attractions at VA Beach.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

tons of walking and biking trails through deep forests of bald cypress and black water. there are two entrances, one on shore drive and one on 64th st, make sure you use them both. plus beachside area has camping. a side of va beach most people do not know exists but it is right across from the beach.

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Marianna, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The birding was good for a January day. Enjoyed the walking. Enjoyed a picnic and birdwatching with other visitors.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This is quite a nice public beach, "down the road" from VA Beach oceanfront/strip area. It's quiet and peaceful, quite a few families. Bring your bicycle and ride to the end to the wildlife preserve. $4 for parking at the beach.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This Park is a surprise - like 2 parks in 1. One side is in wooded area with lots of trails while other is on the other side of highway on beach side on Chesapeake Bay - near campgrounds. Very nice place to spend the day. Price is five dollars for whole day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We had fun . Wish we could have stayed a week instead of a weekend . Our family had just bought a camper trailer. Got a good sunburn. The beach so quiet and friendly. Stayed out there all day. Our camping neighbors came to our site and invited us to eat dinner. Then at 10 o'clock some gruff rangers came... More 

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