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First Landing State Park

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“hiking trails”(45 reviews)
“camp store”(39 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
+1 757-412-2300
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We hiked the Bald Cypress Trail. It's not very long, but packed with great sights. The day we were there it was cloudy and cool so there were no bugs to contend with. The sights are interesting by themselves and coupled with the trail guide,...More

2  Thank allenbaker406
Reviewed 1 week ago

First Landing is one of the more enjoyable campgrounds that I have been to. With easy access to the Bay where the water is calmer and a bit more kid friendly, as well as being with a short distance of Virginia Beach, you get the...More

Thank knuwt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The park itself is pretty and the beach is nice but if you are tenting or planning on using the bathrooms and/or the showers, go somewhere else. The showers are full of black mold growing out of the cracks/crevices of the cinder blocks, peeling paint,...More

Thank Sarah L
VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at First Landing State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am sorry that you had such a bad experience. We are struggling with mold from all the rain this season but it is not black mold. You reported the issue to the park about the employee that walked into the shower? Please contact me...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This state park is an oasis where one can escape the commercialism of the Virginia Beach "strip" to the south and have hours of peace and beauty, walking the different trails within its boundaries. Almost too loved, dogs on leads, bicyclists, and walkers are always...More

Thank francessadler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is simply nothing like this park from NY to FL. Totally pristine forest and beaches. Not a place for swimming. Just being there is being in another place. If you go, bring your food and drinks (pack them out) and be prepared for long,...More

1  Thank michele b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Easy access to the beach. The Visitor Center was very clean. Plenty of parking. Definitely not a crowded Beach. You can find your own spot and enjoy tranquility.

Thank Pinoak868
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved being able to walk to the beach. The first day we were there we saw dolphins in the bay. The bugs were out so make sure you have bug spray.

1  Thank imabusy2000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect place and meet the peace and ocean After all day work and meetings or for a good time with family and friends you should come here to watch sunset on the beach, enjoy with the ocean breeze If you like to run, perfect place...More

Thank ArmandGAlt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quick weekend trip to visit friends, and we camped out at the State Park. There were lots of people there, but we found that the place was quite quiet and relaxing. Went to the beach and caught some crabs as well.

Thank Young L
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

The trails are absolutely beautiful. This park is amazing for a walk or bike ride. The history is also present here with the age of the trees. Definitely go here because there are more than trails.

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16 August 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
7 August 2018|
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Response from Donavon L | Reviewed this property |
The bugs are worse if it has rained hard to say don't wear perfume and carrying the spray is smart:)
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3 July 2018|
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Response from lewnettles | Reviewed this property |
The beach is perfect for your children!! The waves on the bay beach are calm and nice compared to the beach at the ocean. Great for swimming and playing in the sand. Definitely bring a beach umbrella. There are not... More