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“another world” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of False Cape State Park

False Cape State Park
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$50.00*
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Wild Horse Tour from Virginia Beach
Ranked #25 of 114 things to do in Virginia Beach
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Owner description: Limited to hiking, biking and boating, this state park is formed by a mile-wide barrier spit between Back Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Midlothian, Virginia
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145 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“another world”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2012

I visited False Cape State Park over the weekend, and was pleasantly surprised. I had read about it, and couldn't imagine what it would be like. I arrived on an old school bus from First Landing State Park, approximately 30 minutes away. Then I transferred to the "Terra Gator", which was a cross between a school bus and an armored vehicle that would be used in Iraq of Afghanistan. The tires on it were almost as tall as I am, and VERY wide, to roll on sand. We crossed the dunes and rode down the beautiful beach, where we observed many seagulls and pelicans, and stopped for shell-hunting. A friend of mine found a perfect, though medium-size, grey Conch shell !!! The driftwood on the beach from winter storms made great backdrops for gorgeous photos. We had a box lunch at the visitor's center, then rode a tram to a walking path. We hiked for about 20 minutes, and made our way to an old cemetery and church steeple. Our tour guide was very helpful, and allowed us to rest when needed. We spotted egrets, blue herons and Cotton Mouths swimming in a canal beside the road. Thanks False Cape for a wonderful day, as part of Women's Wellness Weekend.

Visited April 2012
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Norfolk, VA
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A nice remote park to hike or bike”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

A great place to get away from it all for a little while. Bring your bikes and check out the wildlife!

Visited June 2011
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A jewel of a find on a sunny March day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2012

We took off on our bikes from Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge only to wander upon this beautiful place. The welcome center was not open (it was a Sunday during off season) but the restrooms were open and very clean. The short trip over the dunes to Barbour Hill beach was gorgeous and we had the wide beach to ourselves.

There are camp sites and I can imagine it being VERY buggie in the "right" season. Be aware.

What a happy accident on a wonderfully warm sunny day in March.

Visited March 2012
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1 Thank Kari F
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Norfolk
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92 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“see my other review for the park to the North :-)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2012

Like ending up here after a vigorous bike ride. Nice shelters and a quick walk over the dunes to the beach. Be sure to bring LOTS of bug spray during the late spring and summer season!

Visited August 2011
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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149 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Beauty and beautiful vistas.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2012

Walk or hike or take your dogs. This park is accessible and very scenic.

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