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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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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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Great day bike trip

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Nebulis
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43 reviews
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 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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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Perfect place for the ecotourist. kayak, motorboat or bike to this quiet, pristine beach but don't look for any comforts of home. Rustic camping, pack it in, pack it out and a pit toilet. It's our favorite place to go!! Bring bug spray in case the wind is blowing from the west, the biting flies will munch on you at... More 

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Sewell, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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