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False Cape State Park

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Address: 4001 Sandpiper Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Phone Number: 757 426 7128
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Limited to hiking, biking and boating, this state park is formed by a...

Limited to hiking, biking and boating, this state park is formed by a mile-wide barrier spit between Back Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.

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You cannot drive to this park, but that is what makes is special. If you come in a car, you will have to leave it at the Back Bay wildlife refuge. The best way to get to the park... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You cannot drive to this park, but that is what makes is special. If you come in a car, you will have to leave it at the Back Bay wildlife refuge. The best way to get to the park (other than walking or taking a tram) is to bike (walking is not really a preferred option - the park is... More 

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Fairfax
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the boardwalk path to the ocean and from there walked south - away from Sandbridge to enjoy the expansive ocean view and peaceful solitude of being by myself at the ocean. I was aware that some sea turtle nests had been recently marked and after about a half hour walk I came upon one keeping my distance as advised... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Whether you bike,boat, or take the tram, which runs out of Back Bay, to False Cape, you will have a wonderful outdoor experience. Beautiful views with the possibility to see many marine and land animals. Be sure to check at the Ranger Station at Back Bay or on line for the times of year you can visit so as not... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Finding this place was a nice surprise. We thoroughly enjoyed our bike ride here. Some of the trail was too sandy to ride, especially getting to the beach. The beach was definitely worth it. We saw a ton of wildlife as well.

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Thank 956Mark956
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Hike, bike, kayak, paddleboard, whatever motivates you to connect with nature you can find it here ( including snakes, so be alert!). The visitor center and the shorter, nearby trails are great, but if you have the time, sunscreen and interest, a visit to the abandoned community at the edge of Virginia is unique and intriguing. There was an actual... More 

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Richmond, va
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

It was public lands day and it was raining so we decided to go check out the park. The lady at the gate said she didn't know it was public lands day when we told her, so our parking fee was waived. It was pouring so we didn't get to do much exploring, but it was even beautiful in the... More 

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Nebulis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Started to just be a bike ride around Back Bay refuge. As we went down the road to false cape, we just kept going. Before long we made it to the welcome center at the state park. Surprised with the welcome center and selection of drinks and food. Varied assortment of souvenirs and camping goods. Hard trek to the beach... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I've always wanted to visit False Cape State Park, ever since as a little kid I first learned there was a park at the beach that you couldn't drive to. You can only reserve campsites over the phone which takes a while, but if you persevere and book far enough in advance you can snag one of the six oceanfront... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Had fun biking to the southernmost point of False Cape. Bring lots of water and wear lots of sunscreen as there's little to no shade on the trail. But it is beautiful and serene. I'll visit again in the fall.

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Hampton, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a beautiful and remote park. The dad gum feds cut it off from Virginia so you either hike an extra 5 miles just to get to it, take the shuttle, or go around through North Carolina. What a way to get to a Virginia park. The rangers are great and the park offers some limited facilities.

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