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False Cape State Park

4001 Sandpiper Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456-4347
+1 757-426-7128
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Limited to hiking, biking and boating, this state park is formed by a mile-wide barrier spit between Back Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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4001 Sandpiper Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456-4347
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+1 757-426-7128
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"back bay national wildlife refuge"
in 8 reviews
"tram ride"
in 5 reviews
"biting flies"
in 5 reviews
"gravel road"
in 4 reviews
"visitor center"
in 7 reviews
"primitive camping"
in 2 reviews
"miles round trip"
in 2 reviews
"north carolina"
in 4 reviews
"best kept secret"
in 3 reviews
"nice bike"
in 2 reviews
"soft sand"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 2 reviews
"the outer banks"
in 2 reviews
"beach area"
in 2 reviews
"nice walk"
in 2 reviews
"cemetery"
in 7 reviews
"snakes"
in 16 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting place. A must see if in VA Beach. Tram ride to park is quite interesting and very reasonably priced. The history of the park is worth learning about.

Thank Louise A
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Nice walk through wooded forest. About 5 miles round trip. Cemetery is cool for sure. I got blisters on my feet. 🤔

Thank Karen G
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Reviewed July 2, 2018

We enjoyed taking a walk on the trails in this state park. We were very happy to walk along the trail to the beach. We walked for about 2 hours along the beach and only saw about 10 people. It was very calming and therapeutic....More

1  Thank heykel2018
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Reviewed May 5, 2018

False Cape State Park is a way to explore nature in the City of Virginia Beach. I always bike into the park, but visitors can also boat in or hike in. I go many times a year. I always see something relating to nature from...More

1  Thank Vbvacruiser
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Reviewed March 24, 2018

While not that easy to get to, False Cape State Park is worth the trip. I have been exploring the park for over 40 years. Hiking, biking,paddling and camping. The best time to visit is in the winter when the bugs are gone.You can camp...More

1  Thank mikeweirich
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Reviewed February 3, 2018

Went on the tram ride to visit False Cape State Park. While it is the least visited of the Virginia State Parks, it is certainly unique. There are several cemeteries, lots of trails, observation towers, beach areas and some primitive camping for those wanting it....More

3  Thank Sue L
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Reviewed December 3, 2017

False Cape State Park is tucked away south of Sandbridge and past Back Bay national wildlife refuge. There is a small deserted historic town there that is maintained by the state park service. There are many hiking, walking trails there around the state park. The...More

2  Thank LizandC
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Reviewed October 3, 2017

My husband and I go for long walks all the time and since we live in the area and have never been to False Cape, we thought it would be a good walk for us. It was a perfect day. We felt very "at one"...More

1  Thank Bonnie L
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Reviewed September 23, 2017

This is a nice relaxing stop away from the bustle of the boardwalk and main beach area. Hike or drive and slow down your pace for the afternoon.

Thank mesatraveler
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Reviewed July 24, 2017

Enjoy a walk or bike ride through this gorgeous park. The birds are spectacular and the scenery is breathtaking. A nice bike ride from the boardwalk for those who can do more than 20 miles.

1  Thank Dorothy D
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Te'ara M
July 2, 2017|
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Response from JavyMedina | Reviewed this property |
We did not see a single snake in the two days we visited. However, a fellow traveler had a video of one but He told us they stay away from humans. We just need to pay attention to where we are walking. Have a great day!
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Carly H
May 21, 2017|
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Response from Rzimmeriii | Reviewed this property |
We did not camp but did ride down to the camp areas. There are pit toilets and there is water available at the camp/vistors center that is about 1/2 mile from the camping areas. We saw quite a few people with trailers... More
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Louvaine123
April 3, 2017|
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Response from VaStateParks | Property representative |
Tram Departs from and Returns to Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge Parking Lot, Departs 9:00 AM, Returns 1:00 PM. April – Memorial Day Tram Runs on Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays Memorial Day – Labor Day Tram Runs... More
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