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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
Activities: Birdwatching
Description: 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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bike trail adventure

We started at Backbay Nature Reserve and rode through to False Cape, total round trip ride was about 16. You can do a shorter or longer ride. Both parks have nice welcome... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Sewell, New Jersey
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Sewell, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We started at Backbay Nature Reserve and rode through to False Cape, total round trip ride was about 16. You can do a shorter or longer ride. Both parks have nice welcome centers, False Cape was closed but the bathrooms were open, and very clean. A word to the wise, there are cotton head snakes on the trails, beware because... More 

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Stafford, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Enjoyed a nice bike ride for over 10 miles of roads and sandy beach. We enjoyed mother nature, deer, wild pigs, snakes, ospray, snowy egret, sea rays, dolphins and watched a turtle dig a hole with its back legs and lay it eggs. Awesome or what

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Rice, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

If you experience a day of clouds and wind at the beach - try visiting this park and natural area - lots of wildlife to see and trails to hike. Make sure its a nice breezy day in summer months OR bring along the insect repellent. Clouds helps to keep you cool for an extended walk. If you cannot walk... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I spent a week inside of this wonderful Park and it was unbelievable. The Park Rangers were incredibly knowledgeable, accommodating, and friendly. The Park itself was very clean and I couldn't believe how secluded and the amount of pure wilderness we were surrounded by when staying in their Environmental Educational Center. We saw Bald Eagles, Osprey's, Snow Geese, and countless... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Tranquil little bus trip through nature. Moccasins were out, but shy. It was chilly, but fall color was still prevalent, and the migratory birds, like heron, were plentiful, though binoculars helped. Very knowledgeable nature and historic guides!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Two weeks ago on a beautiful October day, we decided to take our bikes down to the south end of Sandbridge Beach in Virginia Beach. At that point you are able to enter the Back Bay National Refuge and False Cape National Park. From the entry you start on a paved road for approx 1.5 mi. to the visitor center... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Plan to spend most of the day as hiking and exploring the trails may lead to discovery of beautiful reptiles and sea birds.

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Philadelphia, Pa.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

False Cape Park is beautiful! It can be hard to get to, because you can't drive your car there. It's only accessible via the occasional tram tour or by foot/bike/boat. Nonetheless, it's worth the effort to get there. Unspoiled beaches with nary another person in sight. Beautiful bayside views. Campsites among the beach pines. Go!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

If you can hike or bike 3 miles this state park is a fantastic place to visit. Camping is permitted and access to the state park is through Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Expect a small fee to enter refuge and no fee to enter state park. A TRAM service is available to ride to the park from the refuge... More 

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Virgnia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We took some mountain bikes to the park. Our goal was to ride to the old site of "Wash Woods", which was an old community that was vacated in the 50's-early 60's. All that remains is the church steeple and cemetery. It was about an 8 mile ride to Wash Woods....my butt and legs were screaming but it was such... More 

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Address: 4001 Sandpiper Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Phone Number: 757 426 7128
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach

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