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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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Shhhh, I'm relaxing...

We stayed at the campground and found our site to be a little small when trying to park the vehicle but larger for children to play under shade trees at the back. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Ottawa
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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We stayed at the campground and found our site to be a little small when trying to park the vehicle but larger for children to play under shade trees at the back. The campground is huge but there were many (clean) washroom facilities nicely spaced so it was never too far. The beach was a beautiful afternoon with not too... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

For a mere $4 on the weekdays (for the whole car) you get access to a mile and half long bayside beach. Bathrooms, a camp store (from nachos to sweatshirts to dish drainers), are by the parking lot. Take a little boardwalk over the dunes and you have the Chesapeake Bay to swim in and the beach to play upon.... More 

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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My Wife and I went to First Island to take pictures of the landscape. The day we went it was very quiet. The picture taking was relaxed and serine. We saw a place where they have small acts or music. Overall it is a nice place to stay for a few hours or camp out in the canping area.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Wonderful beach and (leashed´) dogs are allowed. Very clean and not to crowded. Tons of dead horseshoecrabs, multiple dolphin sightings and a big colony of pelicans.

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Mixed review,,, First the good. Campgound is very nice with a variety of campsites from shaded to exposed on the beach. Very nice visitor center with helpful staff, a camp store with all the basics needed. Beautiful beach and view, with a very gentle slope in the clean water of Chesapeake Bay. Close to town stores and food for everything... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This park goes from the mouth of the Chesapeake, to a salt water bay and then to a block from the Atlantic beaches. Park at the Bay entrance on shore drive and to swim in the bay and then ride the shore drive bike path for 3 miles to the ocean. After an ocean swim ride south another 3 miles... More 

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Richmond, va
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We really enjoyed this park. Our space was very private and wooded. The walk to the boardwalk to the beach was quick and easy. When we checked in, it was difficult to find the spots we needed to be in, as the map is difficult to decipher. Dogs are allowed everywhere except the camp store, and ours loved the beach.... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

One of Virginia beach's better kept secret. I live here and love this park. Easy access to the beach, plenty of space for camping, trails, and even cabin rentals on the other side of Shore Drive. Definitely great!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I came about this via the Cape Henry Trail on 64th street, led to it by a local working at a hotel I was staying in as I was going to go to what I believe is the other end of it at First Landing. This might be a less crowded hidden part of the trail (I believe its the... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

this is a park worth visiting. natural trails that are well marked. lots of nature all around. easy hiking, clean

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