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First Landing State Park

#5 of 124 things to do in Virginia Beach Features Animals
2500 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-1415
+1 757-412-2300
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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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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2500 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-1415
+1 757-412-2300
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We usually go to First Landing when we want a quieter beach day. This is also a great place to bike and hike. We highly recommend taking one of the park ranger guided tours. We have taken two nighttime tours and thoroughly enjoyed both!

Thank Gayle G
Reviewed 4 days ago

The other reviewers have already covered the high recreational value of this park: The beach is great for swimming and having a little fun with catching crabs. The waves are gentle, and nobody is going to get sucked out to the dangerous seas beyond. The...More

Thank battacat
VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at First Landing State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Actually we do have tent sites that are reserved by site. And we do not restrict RV sites to RVs only. We reserve by the size of the sites. This reviewer may be referring to them as RV because they have electric and water hookups...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We have gone to First Landing State Park many times over the years. The past couple times we have opted for their camping experience and it really is one of the best camp grounds! There is plenty of space between sites, there are multiple bathrooms...More

Thank Amber G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a lovely afternoon here, sitting and talking on the beach and soaking in the water. We were able to walk out quite a ways, and the water was very gentle. Great place for kids. Not super crowded on a Friday. Very relaxing. Nice camp...More

Thank Meriah C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rented bikes and rode there through back bay refuge. Very pretty scenery and a well equipped visitor center. We stopped and got information from a volunteer on nice trails to visit. Weather was cool but it started to rain so we didn't go all the...More

Thank Kathie L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hopped on the 35 bus from central VB to visit here and sample the natural area to the north. With a rustic boardwalk leading on to the beach this is ideal for families to enjoy and relax with a large expanse of beach to...More

Thank Ray P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great running trails and lots of friendly athletes out there to make your run go faster. Cool and shaded mostly as well!

Thank Nthusson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoy First Landing trails for hiking. We love nature and the trails are easy to navigate. Sometimes we bring our dog with us, and she loves the park as well. One of the trails lead to a beautiful kinda hidden beach....More

Thank Kiki R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This state park has everything you could possibly want in a recreational facility. There are tons of trails for hiking, biking and running. There is a trail center with maps, an informative museum,gifts, restrooms and a venue for special occasions. This is a great place...More

Thank Pamipoo7777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The beach was clean, and a lot less crowded than Virginia Beach! We visited on July 4th, so it was still quite busy, but a lot of areas to sit and enjoy it. Not too far of a walk, and a shower to rinse off...More

Thank Whitney M
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Doug E
August 6, 2017|
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Response from Pamipoo7777 | Reviewed this property |
I did not go crabbing. I would suggest calling the park office to find out any restrictions as there are swimmers and paddleboarders, etc.
July 20, 2017|
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Response from Steve G | Reviewed this property |
The parking lot (for non towing vehicles) is within sight of the beach. If you park right at the beginning of the walkway to the beach, it's about 15 feet from closest parking spot on a sand path to the beach and another 20... More
Ben S
July 11, 2017|
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Response from hokiegirl | Reviewed this property |
Just a note about dogs: Between Memorial Day and Labor Day they can only be on the beach before 10 a.m. and after 6 p.m. and have to be on a leash. The leash part is pretty lax as long as they are under control.