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First Landing State Park

#5 of 122 things to do in Virginia Beach Features Animals
2500 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-1415
+1 757-412-2300
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US$ 450.00*
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Daily Boat Rentals - SouthWind Sport Deck 212SD
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US$ 55.00*
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Kayaking and Wildlife Tour of First Landing State Park
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US$ 40.00*
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Fat Tire Bike Eco-Tour of First Landing State Park
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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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“camp store” (32 reviews)
“bald cypress” (30 reviews)
“hiking trails” (35 reviews)
2500 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-1415
+1 757-412-2300
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We recently spent 2 days here at this quiet spot and had a blast. The waves aren't rough, the sand is clean, and the park itself offers so many options. It is dog friendly all hours of the day and just a great place for...More

Thank stephanie t
Reviewed 5 days ago

For a $5 parking fee you get a much less crowded beach experience. Waves are also calmer, and you can go a long ways out. Would advise something other than flip flops for walking from parking area because the sand is actually hard to walk...More

Thank twiangel17
Reviewed 5 days ago

Since we visited this park and camped here last summer, we liked it so much we camped here again. I think this is going to be our annual camping trip from now. We camp in an RV so we like the Electric and Water hook-up...More

Thank Sam K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to hike multiple trails and log some miles. Several options let you hike easier wooded trails to beach side paths, lots of wildlife to see. Good beach to enjoy and the ability to rent small watercraft make this a great place to frequent....More

Thank Matt M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not even mentioning the significance of this location as a footstep towards today's America. This is a beautiful State park located in a city. You get the best of both worlds. Enjoy the water, beaches, trails and quiet of the state park then, take a...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our campsite was large and our drive to Virginia Beach was about 10 Minutes away. The Chesapeake Bay is gorgeous but look out for sand crabs! We had a wonderful week at Virginia Beach and it was thrifty for us to camp. The sunrises and...More

Thank MWaves
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Camped here with 3 young adults in two tents for two nights. It was amazing being so close to the beach. A short walk from our campsite to the boardwalk that crossed the dunes took us to a beautiful beach on the bay. Preferred swimming...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

With my State park pass this park isa great place to visit, picnic, swim. There are forest to hike through, wetlands, beaches, camping sites, picnic areas. There is a fee but if you have the State park pass you can come and go as much...More

Thank B3473BOangelat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Check out the visitors' centers and take a hike on the many trails through the woods and swamps. Very historic area!

Thank GNMS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First Landing is first rate. Great beach on the Chesapeake, very clean and gentler surf than the Atlantic. After spending some time at the beach, head over to walk the couple miles of the bald cypress trail to see the Spanish moss draped cypress in...More

Thank Bud Y
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I am planning a trip with my family. We would like to spend about a week tent camping. How is the shower/ bathroom situation?? is there an addition cost to shower? I also see the site says there are W/D available. Are they still in working order?
9 April 2017|
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Response from joysprenkle | Reviewed this property |
Haven't camped there in awhile but yeah there were free bathrooms with free showers...think the city does a good job with keeping up with Cleaning them...
I'll be in the area in late April. Hopefully the weather will be nice by then. Is it safe to walk through the park alone as a female?
9 March 2017|
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Response from Kimberly V | Reviewed this property |
Yes, very safe. I've never heard of any problems at this park, and I have lived here my whole life. I personally would not hesitate to go through the park by myself. Come and enjoy!
Hi, we are a group of 4 families who'd like to visit next summer. Can someone who's visited recommend a group of sites that are shady, close to the bathrooms, and are on the roomier side for our big group?
14 January 2017|
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Response from VaStateParks | Property representative |
What camping equipment?