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First Landing State Park

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“hiking trails”(45 reviews)
“camp store”(39 reviews)
“bald cypress”(33 reviews)
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 yesterday 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.

Thank imabusy2000
Reviewed 2 days 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 2 days 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 1 week ago 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.

Thank DJ F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoy hiking and decided to visit the park while we vacationed at Virginia Beach. It's about a 15 minute drive from the resort area and what a difference in area those few minutes make! You leave the busy-ness of the resort...More

Thank imatbobs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful state park beaches are quiet and to collects shells and sea stones it is a nice stroll on the beach. The view of Military training taking place on the water while you are basking in the sun listening to the waves...More

Thank Julie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beach is great, off the Chesapeake Bay and a great place to take the family for a day of sun and fun. One thing, there are not trashcans on the beach, so take a bag to store your trash. At the end of the...More

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are three entrances with three personalities. The 64th street entrance is hard to find. It has a really cool small beach area for swimming, boating, fishing, etc. Another entrance has some nice trails to hike and the other entrance is more for camping.

Thank E H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to stop for the historical significance alone. It has a lovely beach area with a view of the engineering marvel, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel (and, unfortunately, high-rise apartments). The currents are much calmer here than nearby Virginia Beach, a...More

Thank ruthf710
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to come and be away for the crowds. Near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay there is clean sand and calm surf, making it great for families with children. This is also a great place to tent camp and provides...More

Thank bwcarroll4
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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