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False Cape State Park

Address: 4001 Sandpiper Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Phone Number: 757 426 7128
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching
Owner description: Limited to hiking, biking and boating, this state park is formed by a mile-wide barrier spit...
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching
Owner 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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English first
Santa Monica, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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79 reviews 79 reviews
15 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Boone, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Took 2 tram tours of the state park. Wonderful trip. 7 passengers each time with three staff (mostly volunteers). Lots to see and learn about. Cost is next to nothing - $8.

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San Diego, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We did an 18 mile bike ride from Sandbridge and had a blast. I don't think I would want to hike in to camp as the few people we saw looked miserable packing in their gear. The beach we visited was stunning, untouched and deserted. The visitor center's store was well stocked with fair prices, staff was beyond friendly!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is a wonderful park, but remember to plan time for your hikes as the visitor's center is 4 miles from the parking area in Back Bay.

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Evington, VA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Where else can stay on the beach ocean front for $13 a night? I loved FCSP. I liked the fact that I could sleep on the beach in my tent, but I could eat in my site in the woods out of the sun. If you are not looking for the comforts of home and don't mind going to the... More 

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