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False Cape State Park

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Address: 4001 Sandpiper Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456-4347
Phone Number: +1 757-426-7128
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Limited to hiking, biking and boating, this state park is formed by a...

Limited to hiking, biking and boating, this state park is formed by a mile-wide barrier spit between Back Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.

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False Cape for biking!

This was a good place for a bike ride through the beautiful trees. It is easy to get to but yet remote in the middle of Virginia Beach. The bike ride was easy.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 26, 2016
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San Diego, California, United States
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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

This was a good place for a bike ride through the beautiful trees. It is easy to get to but yet remote in the middle of Virginia Beach. The bike ride was easy.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

I've lived in Virginia beach for 30 years and this was my first visit to the park. We biked in. It was probably about 14 miles of biking total with a couple miles of hiking. To start off you'll need to park at the Back Bay Refuge. It's $5 to park and they only take cash or checks at the... More 

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Dumfries, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Great nature park for hiking, fishing and anything on the beach. Recommend taking the tram tour upon arrival.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Three of us went on the morning tour in the open air tram from the Back Bay Wildlife Refuge into False Cape State Park. The tram tour guide was very knowledgeable of the wildlife and vegetation through the park, stopping when there were potential wildlife spottings. We visited their park visitor education center and the Wash Woods town church and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

many times I bike there, was fantastic, totally safe bikes routes, fabulous lake and forested landscape, good place for camping and fishing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

Not your typical State Park! Enjoy the pristine environment, native flora and fauna, the secluded trails and quiet retreat! This is an exceptional state park - for the entire family.

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016

Advice for other people looking to visit False Cape (things I wish I'd know in advance): 1) Allow yourself AMPLE time to get here. If you are camping, you'll need to park at the Little Island Park, which is about 5 miles from the state park. if you are camping at the far end of the island (sites 7-12), it... More 

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VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at False Cape State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your great tips for a camping trip to False Cape State Park. I will add that depending on how the wind is blowing, the flies are not bad all summer. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016

This State Park is a gem. You cannot drive there, but you can walk, bike or take the tram. It is 3 miles one way from through back bay wildlife refuge. Its worth the trip. The visitor center will fill you in why this is a special place.

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VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at False Cape State Park, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoy False Cape State Park. Thank you for the review and mentioning the requirement to hike or bike in (you can actually canoe or kayak down Back Bay as well). For anyone reading the review, we also offer a transport option so check out the website. More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

My recommendation get there right before sunrise. Park at little island and bike in. Make sure the weather won't get above 70's by too much. I went 2nd week in May and no bugs. I did bring my mountain bike and camelbak with bug spray, lunch, and sunscreen. Park rangers are very helpful and will assist in anyway. I made... More 

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VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at False Cape State Park, responded to this review

Wow sounds like you had a wonderful trip to False Cape State Park. Thank you for sharing those excellent tips with prospective visitors. Being prepared is the best advice any visitor could get. More 

Chester, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

Great place to visit for the day or to camp. Great for peace and quiet or for the kids to play. Love the scenery and since you are in Virginia Beach, you have everything near you.

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VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at False Cape State Park, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your enjoyment of False Cape State Park in your review. For potential visitors, this is a unique park that you cannot drive to. Please be sure and read all of the details about the park on our website www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/false-cape before venturing to the park. More 

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