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We hiked the Bald Cypress Trail. It's not very long, but packed with great sights. The day we were there it was cloudy and cool so there were no bugs to contend with. The sights are interesting by themselves and coupled with the trail guide,...More
First Landing is one of the more enjoyable campgrounds that I have been to. With easy access to the Bay where the water is calmer and a bit more kid friendly, as well as being with a short distance of Virginia Beach, you get the...More
The park itself is pretty and the beach is nice but if you are tenting or planning on using the bathrooms and/or the showers, go somewhere else. The showers are full of black mold growing out of the cracks/crevices of the cinder blocks, peeling paint,...More
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VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at First Landing State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
I am sorry that you had such a bad experience. We are struggling with mold from all the rain this season but it is not black mold. You reported the issue to the park about the employee that walked into the shower? Please contact me...More
This state park is an oasis where one can escape the commercialism of the Virginia Beach "strip" to the south and have hours of peace and beauty, walking the different trails within its boundaries. Almost too loved, dogs on leads, bicyclists, and walkers are always...More
There is simply nothing like this park from NY to FL. Totally pristine forest and beaches. Not a place for swimming. Just being there is being in another place. If you go, bring your food and drinks (pack them out) and be prepared for long,...More
Perfect place and meet the peace and ocean
After all day work and meetings or for a good time with family and friends you should come here to watch sunset on the beach, enjoy with the ocean breeze
If you like to run, perfect place...More
Quick weekend trip to visit friends, and we camped out at the State Park. There were lots of people there, but we found that the place was quite quiet and relaxing. Went to the beach and caught some crabs as well.
Response from VaStateParks | Property representative |
Yes you may fish and crab from the park. Be sure you have a saltwater fishing license and register for the Virginia Fisherman identification program. Check the crabbing rules as well. Unfortunately Trip Advisor doesn't allow... More
Yes you may fish and crab from the park. Be sure you have a saltwater fishing license and register for the Virginia Fisherman identification program. Check the crabbing rules as well. Unfortunately Trip Advisor doesn't allow me to post links so you will have to look up the Virginia Marine Resources Commission on the web.
If you are an overnight guest, there is no separate parking fee. Day users have to pay the parking fee daily (can't pay for 2 days at once).
Response from lewnettles | Reviewed this property |
The beach is perfect for your children!! The waves on the bay beach are calm and nice compared to the beach at the ocean. Great for swimming and playing in the sand. Definitely bring a beach umbrella. There are not... More
The beach is perfect for your children!! The waves on the bay beach are calm and nice compared to the beach at the ocean. Great for swimming and playing in the sand. Definitely bring a beach umbrella. There are not restaurants within the park. The beach store has great snacks but not meal food. You’ll have to buy a day pass to the park so you could always leave and go back. There is another small beach on the side of the park with bike and walking trails. There was a trail center over there that may have activities for your girls to check out too.
Hope you have a great trip!