We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

First Landing State Park

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 2500 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-1415
Phone Number: 757 412 2300
Website
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.
read more
Book ahead on Viator
More Info
$65*
and up
Stand Up Paddleboard Sightseeing Tour
More Info
$51*
and up
Dolphin Watching Cruise

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 470 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 295
    Excellent
  • 137
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
A historic surprise

I arrived later than I had hoped but was still able to explore a lot of the park before my $4 day pass ran out. The beach was quiet with a handful of patrons, mostly bunched near... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
HotspotBirding
,
Maricopa, Arizona
Add Photo

470 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Maricopa, Arizona
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I arrived later than I had hoped but was still able to explore a lot of the park before my $4 day pass ran out. The beach was quiet with a handful of patrons, mostly bunched near the end of the boardwalk from the parking lot, outside of that the sand and water was open. The gift shop and visitor... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charlottesville, Virginia
Level Contributor
220 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Right on the water, so you can enjoy the beach. Showers available if you want to spend the night camping. Very quiet when we visited.

Was this review helpful? Yes
USA
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

This state park has something for all families. There is a clean beach on the bay side with restroom, showers,gift shop and kayak,SUP rentals and excellent fishing and crabbing. Pets are welcome. The land side offers beautiful hiking/jogging trails, a marina to launch boats is at the Narrows on 64 th street. Two entrances are available. One entrance is on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fishersville, Virginia
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We camped in a travel trailer for 5 days at First Landing, after visiting for a day once before. We loved the beach access, the privacy, and the campsite. The bathhouse (D-loop) needs some work but the sink and toilets were clean. Staff were friendly and helpful. We are already talking about booking again next year!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Kayak Nature Tours provide a very informative guided tour . We took the 2 hour tour and saw lots of osprey, heron, crabs.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seminole, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

We took our 9 year old grandson to the ocean for the first time! What a wonderful park, we made 3 or 4 trips to the park, each time we spent time in another part of the park. We enjoyed the museum at the information center, and then the nice boardwalk over the dunes to a wonderful beach....another visit to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This was a quick bike ride from the boardwalk and 34th street. The bike trail was great. There are a few spots that have quite a bit of sand, so you have to walk your bike through that. The scenery was amazing. It is a wooded trail full of Cypress Trees. You also see a great variety of wildlife. We... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
springfield va
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I liked first landing was fun. Seeing Cape Henry lighthouse was fun. Wonderful view of the ocean. Good history lesson.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Laurel, Maryland
Level Contributor
27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Nice trail for biking and running. Covered completely by the trees. Be careful while riding due to areas of sand and errant tree roots. Ends on the bay side which has a nice view

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This location is awesome and extremely beautiful. This location is extremely better for people who can't swim because you have all this space where the water is not that deep at all. I will be coming back to soon.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed First Landing State Park also viewed

 

Been to First Landing State Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about First Landing State Park

Address: Address: 2500 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-1415
Phone Number: 757 412 2300
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of First Landing State Park and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Belleville, Canada
Columbus, Ohio
20 days ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from First Landing State Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?