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First Landing State Park

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“hiking trails”(45 reviews)
“camp store”(39 reviews)
“bald cypress”(33 reviews)
Nature enthusiasts will love this park with 2,700-acres of hiking trails, cypress swamps and nesting grounds for a variety of birds.
2500 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-1415
+1 757-412-2300
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The trails are absolutely beautiful. This park is amazing for a walk or bike ride. The history is also present here with the age of the trees. Definitely go here because there are more than trails.

Thank DJ F
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I enjoy hiking and decided to visit the park while we vacationed at Virginia Beach. It's about a 15 minute drive from the resort area and what a difference in area those few minutes make! You leave the busy-ness of the resort...More

Thank imatbobs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful state park beaches are quiet and to collects shells and sea stones it is a nice stroll on the beach. The view of Military training taking place on the water while you are basking in the sun listening to the waves...More

Thank Julie R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach is great, off the Chesapeake Bay and a great place to take the family for a day of sun and fun. One thing, there are not trashcans on the beach, so take a bag to store your trash. At the end of the...More

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are three entrances with three personalities. The 64th street entrance is hard to find. It has a really cool small beach area for swimming, boating, fishing, etc. Another entrance has some nice trails to hike and the other entrance is more for camping.

Thank E H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to stop for the historical significance alone. It has a lovely beach area with a view of the engineering marvel, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel (and, unfortunately, high-rise apartments). The currents are much calmer here than nearby Virginia Beach, a...More

Thank ruthf710
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to come and be away for the crowds. Near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay there is clean sand and calm surf, making it great for families with children. This is also a great place to tent camp and provides...More

Thank bwcarroll4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love the campground sites. Also love that they now have a bus for a nominal day pass to Virginia Beach. It does get crowded on the weekends, but calms down during the week. I know this sounds silly, but I do wish they had a...More

Thank Tinsun22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go to First Landing to hike and enjoy the outdoors. Their hiking paths are various lengths and there is a lot from which to choose, from cypress swamp views to beach and lake and forest. The park also has a beach on the Chesapeake...More

Thank Climber582464
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Beach and Hiking areas: The Beach area here was quite nice. It was backed by dunes and had boardwalks over them for easier access. My kids loved swimming and playing here, the water was warm and calm during our visit. The crabs were delightful, too....More

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August 15, 2018|
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
August 6, 2018|
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Response from Donavon L | Reviewed this property |
The bugs are worse if it has rained hard to say don't wear perfume and carrying the spray is smart:)
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July 3, 2018|
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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