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First Landing State Park

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2500 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-1415
+1 757-412-2300
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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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“hiking trails” (40 reviews)
“camp store” (36 reviews)
“bald cypress” (32 reviews)
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2500 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-1415
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+1 757-412-2300
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"hiking trails"
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"camp store"
in 36 reviews
"bald cypress"
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"chesapeake bay"
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"spanish moss"
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"great hiking"
in 11 reviews
"long creek"
in 10 reviews
"broad bay"
in 18 reviews
"boat launch"
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"street entrance"
in 9 reviews
"cape henry"
in 33 reviews
"visitor center"
in 23 reviews
"entrance fee"
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"sand dunes"
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"beach side"
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"beach access"
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"beautiful scenery"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great view of where the Chesapeake flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Easy to imagine the Jamestown Settlers landing here first.

Thank Kgale0857
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is one of the best state parks I've ever been to. There are two sides to this park. One is on the ocean and a great place to swim and the otherside is just great hiking. Most importantly they allow dogs on leashes. We...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have been RVers for a number of years. During Spring Break we traveled to Maryland's Eastern Shore and down the Atlantic Coast. What a pleasant surprise when we pulled into First Landing! Sheltered RV camping spots among the dunes of Virginia...More

Thank Charlie M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were told to try this park for a hiking adventure. There are several hiking trails of varying difficulty. There are lots of opportunities to view heron, egrets, osprey and other birds along the trails. It was a very lovely experience!

1  Thank luv2flyNy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing gem. Easy access to the beach and getting your toes wet in the Bay/Ocean (technically the Atlantic but feels more like the Chesapeake). More to explore than just the beach but it's always my favorite.

Thank happywaterdog
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only explored the Cyprus trail here, not the historic part of the park, but the trail was beautiful, with boardwalks directly through the swamp. Trails are very easy with a nice visitor canter and bathrooms at the trailheads.

1  Thank AnnieJ52
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked a different trail than we usually hike. Trails are well marked and maintained. It is a great place to enjoy the outdoors and commune with nature. When we finished, we visited the information center. One ranger was on his way out for lunch,...More

Thank DJC-MK
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brought a Boy Scout Troop from Southern Maryland. Weather outstanding when we visited. Troop had well-organized camp sites. Everything well-marked. Really fun time / walk to local beach / sea shore. Tons of horseshoe crabs. Great views.

Thank HuntingtownTraveler
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to just get outside and enjoy the nice day. We took a swamp tour with a couple of rangers who were polite and knew what they were talking about. Hiked a few miles and saw tons of turtles some frogs and even a...More

2  Thank Matt L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the park in the off season when we visited. We took a long hike that was well marked. It wasn't very crowded - we got to hike in the woods and also along the beach. It was a lot of fun and I would...More

1  Thank Lynn W
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Doug E
7 August 2017|
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Response from Ge S | Reviewed this property |
Anywhere along the beach there bayside. Just off the camping grounds a lot of people catch
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Laura_Hand
21 July 2017|
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Response from Steve G | Reviewed this property |
The parking lot (for non towing vehicles) is within sight of the beach. If you park right at the beginning of the walkway to the beach, it's about 15 feet from closest parking spot on a sand path to the beach and another 20... More
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Ben S
12 July 2017|
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Just a note about dogs: Between Memorial Day and Labor Day they can only be on the beach before 10 a.m. and after 6 p.m. and have to be on a leash. The leash part is pretty lax as long as they are under control.
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