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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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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

First Landing State Park is a gem nestled in a busy resort city with a little something for everyone. There is a bay side campground with a gorgeous beach. Just down the beach are million dollar bay front homes so you can share the beach for the price of a campsite. Camp sites are tucked in amongst the trees and... More

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Bridgewater, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I liked this nice little beach. It wasn't over crowded and there were lots of dogs and you could have them on the beach and in the water! We will be coming back!

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Rutherford, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We liked the hiking trails but not the cost to rent a bike (20/hr each). The beach looked really nice from our view.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

First Landing is a great park for many activities. On the water, you can kayak or SUP or just hang out on the beach. Some trails are great for runners and walkers, with some up and downhill challenges. There's also plenty of room for wheeled access of kind. No motors but no restrictions for those wanting to be a part... More

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Chesterfield, VA
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Ok, that's a strange title for a review...but it's the first thing that comes to my memory about the beach at First Landing. I visited in July...dogs were everywhere. I recall seeing 8 dogs in my 2 hours there. I like dogs well enough, but...one lady had two large dogs that barked at every other dog that walked by. You... More

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Ellwood City, Pennsylvania
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We decided to camp on a visit to my sister, who lives in Virginia Beach. We missed a major storm the two days before our arrival so things were pretty wet all around but that didn't make for a bad visit. We reserved a site but a warning, unless it's site specific, it's a free for all on selection. I... More

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Darlington PA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We always make a point to spend the day at First Landing each year we visit Virginia Beach. Such a calm beach to spend the day relaxing and pack a lunch -even saw a wedding once very pretty.

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Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

During a rainy day at Virginia Beach, we went to this park for a quick tour. It turned out we spent 3 full hours hiking some trails and enjoying the quietness and the nature at a it's natural state. Hiking trails are great, but would need to be a bit better indicated. Also great bike trails in the park and... More

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Darlington, Pennsylvania
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

If you want to see more nature go here! There are less people and the beach is very nice,great place for photo taking.

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Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The campground was heavily wooded and the tent sites were all shaded. We had one tent, able to pull our car up to the site. We arrived around check in time and were allowed to pick any site that we wanted that wasn't already claimed. The sites were just really unique, definitely worth the time to look around for the... More

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