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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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Scottsdale, Arizona
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Great find. Variety of good hiking trails and access to the beach and campgrounds. A really nice park with a couple of ranger stations and facilities.

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South Charleston, West Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Because this park is located on a Base, you have to go through a security check before you enter, which consists of showing your drivers license and registration, exiting your car with all doors & glove box open & your car is checked. Not much to do once there. There are two lighthouses, only one open to tour for a... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

First Landing is great for tent camping at the beach: every site has many gorgeous live oak trees that twist and bend and provide plenty of shade and privacy along with awesome tree-climbing opportunities. There are large sandy areas (kids call them sand pits) throughout the camping area which are excellent spaces for kids to play. We have always stayed... More

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Wapwallopen, Pennsylvania
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111 reviews 111 reviews
50 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This is a huge park, with lots of trees and vegetation, it makes for great privacy. Really nice beach with a view of the CBBT. Clean level sites, but no sewer hookups. I hope we make it back here again someday.

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Rockville, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Best RV experience ever. Truly, there is no downside to this place. Great campsites, all easily walkable from whatever site you choose. The in park store has literally everything you would need...RV supplies, beach stuff, some clothing, snack food, soda machines , basic food supplies. I stayed in loop H which is the best one IMO....quiet, good separation, friendly staff,... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Our dogs really liked this park. It was almost deserted. There were nice paved trails with good views of the water. The beach was a little dirty but our dogs did not seem to mind!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

My friends and I drove here just to check it out. They have a beach and trails to walk on. They also have cabins you can rent. So if you want a camping feel try here and you will still be walking distance to the beach. No dislikes for here.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

You park and use the facilities before you hike out on well marked paths of varying difficulty, most all are under a canopy of trees, so even in warm weather, there is protection from the sun at most areas. The growth of "knees" of the trees in the swampy areas is so intriguing, and we were visited by a park... More

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
24 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

For a mere $4, you can park close to the beach. There is a store on site, as well as bathrooms and showers. The beach is clean and the waves are mild. There is NO lifeguard.

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161 reviews 161 reviews
85 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

There is a daily parking fee and a trash disposal fee. I parked here and walked for miles to get to down town Virginia Beach. The beach near the park is called a "chick" beach. That isn't my term. It has no waves and is perfect for toddlers. They do have miles of trails through woods and limited trails along... More

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