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First Landing State Park

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“camp store”(42 reviews)
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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Entered at the 64th Street entrance off Atlantic Ave, parked in the small lot near the entrance where there is one Port-a-Pot and a drinking fountain. From here the trail heads east (2 miles) to the bay and the boat landing. This part of the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Brian R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place to increase knowledge of American history. This park is on a military installation so there are a few hoops to jump through in order to be admitted to base

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Expedition26093
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The road that leads to Back Bay is in need of some work. It is very rough for riding a bike on. The first visitors center is closed due to "staffing" issues. Makes for a long trip to find restrooms.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank DVM444
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was amazing. Beautiful scenery, well marked trails. I can’t wait to go back. A wonderful place to just get away from the daily grind of things. It’s so peaceful.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Sherri_Austin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The trails are nicely maintained. Community groups help with the upkeep. The campground is located across the street. Bathrooms are few-and-far-between. Have a plan. Poisonous and non-poisonous live here. There are many hiking and biking trails. Cyclists must heed warning. Bring plenty of water. Wear...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank PaleoGypsy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We travel here from up north and usually stay in one of the cabins. The perfect family vacation. Beach is lovely and trails are beautiful. Bring our two dogs with us as well. I’ve added pics of cabin (one of the newer ones) all are...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank kdiffy
Reviewed April 20, 2019

While we did not have time to see the hiking trails, our time on the beach was well worth it. What a beautiful spot to sit, dig your toes in the sand, and enjoy the sun.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Kit W
Reviewed April 16, 2019 via mobile

Great facilities, clean! Always have park ranger services driving around to check on things. Beach was clean and the hiking trail was also clean. We had a guided tour which was really informative and interesting to my second grader. I love this place.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Deanna U
Reviewed April 1, 2019

Stopped by the visitors center..very helpful staff. Walk out on the board walk to the over look of the beach. Tried the view finder/ binocular to check the surroundings. Beautiful.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tgft2015
Reviewed March 26, 2019

This park has 2 main entrances, one is at 64th street and the other is off Shore Drive. There are a lot of dirt walking trails, of which one is paved, some are a mile long and others 10 miles or more. At the end...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Ginny S
May 25, 2019|
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Response from DVM444 | Reviewed this property |
Check AirBnB for rentals in that area. Probably not inexpensive in summer.
March 21, 2019|
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Response from Joe-Lincoln-CA | Reviewed this property |
No, Suggest Walmart on the way in.
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