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False Cape State Park

4001 Sandpiper Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
757 426 7128
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: State Parks
Activities: Birdwatching
Description: 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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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
52 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

But you might have to do some work to find it! You have to drive out to Sandbridge (south of V Beach), then drive further south through the dunes to the Back Bay Wildlife area. NOW you can (in the warm weather) take a little tram out and back. OR you can walk. OR you can ride your bike. In... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I visited False Cape SP on a tour. Because of the tour, my access to the park was via tram. Otherwise, you would have to park vehicle at Little Island Park for overnight visits or Back Bay parking lot for day visits then walk, bike or paddle through Back Bay to FCSP. Note: NO overnight parking allowed in the Back... More

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Rome, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We come to Virginia Beach every summer and stay at Sanctuary Resorts just up the road from this park and made the TRAM ride a priority for the second time this year. This is very good activity for people who enjoy nature, beautiful landscapes, and PEACE AND QUIET. I would not recommend this trip for people under 10 as it... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

False Cape has great trails and since it is a little difficult to get to - it is well preserved. The special events like kayaking, night eyes class - are awesome. Definitely worth the effort to go out and visit secluded beaches.

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Virginia Beach
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Take the tram around the park and it takes you into Backbay. Scenic natural wildlife. Good photo opps. Children will enjoy it as well as adults. IF you decide to take the walk down to the beach bring water and a towel, bit of hike.

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Ohio
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Takes a while to get here, but worth the drive. Get there early before all the traffic. Take plenty of water as there is only 1 small shop on the way in.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

What an amazing park. No cars or crowds. Only accessible on foot bike or kayak. Wildlife abounds. There is a tram available in warmer months. Primitive camping is over a mile or two into the woods. Use bug spray!

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

Enter into False Cape State Park and you will have stepped into another world, exotic, remote, and utterly enchanting. Only a few miles from the urban crowds and chaos of Virginia Beach and Sandbridge, False Cape offers an escape into nature. Between the maritime forest with its live oaks, Spanish moss, and sundews (a tiny carnivorous plant), the pristine oceanfront... More

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Middletown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

False Cape State Park is at the southern end of Back Bay Wildlife Refuge. A visitor must travel through the federal refuge to reach the state park. It is a nice secluded place that does not have easy access. Bring all your essentials including plenty of water. There are no conveniences at the park. Bring plenty of insect repellent. The... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013 via mobile

Yes, very beautiful! However I found the website to be a bit misleading. There are some things that are stated that I'd just like to make clear so that someone like me will not make the same mistakes: 1) Be clear that there is NO PARKING at the back bay wildlife refuge (Where you must enter the park.) You must... More

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