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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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US$ 40.00*
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Fat Tire Bike Eco-Tour of First Landing State Park
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Sunset Stand Up Paddleboard Tour of Linkhorn Bay
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Stand Up Paddleboard 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” (36 reviews)
“hiking trails” (39 reviews)
“bald cypress” (31 reviews)
2500 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-1415
+1 757-412-2300
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First Landing State Park is the best place to do long trail runs in the Virginia Beach Area. On the trail side of the park, it is easy to do 10+ mile runs here on out and back loops. There are nice bathroom facilities at...More

Thank naturistcouple1234
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just came here today, December 1st. Very windy on the beach, but kids were still able to play in the sand, the welcome center was clean and welcoming.

Thank Cassie W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a few days of good weather after Thanksgiving and aren’t much into shopping. We decided to run down to Virginia Beach for a few days and wanted to take our dog with us. He’s a little over most hotel weight limits so I...More

Thank Sydonie D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the place where the first English colons landed in 1607. The beach and surrounding dunes are protected and give some sense of the landscape that these 100 or so English people first saw when landing in America.

Thank pecheurdetruite
Reviewed 11 November 2017

this is a lovely state park by the bay. it's very natural with sea grass and little sand dunes. you can find many different kind of sea shells, sea glass, and pieces of rocks that go way back to the english ships. you can walk...More

Thank X2447HPtinah
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Best place to "hike" in va beach. Nice trails. We like to take our bikes and ride from the shore drive side all the way over to the water near the 64th st enterence. If you want a shorter walk start at the 64th st...More

Thank megperry1
Reviewed 9 November 2017

I love coming here in the fall when all the beach goers are gone. While increasingly, many people are finding the same secret, nevertheless, the camp sites are largely empty and great opportunities for quiet retreat, hiking and walking along the beach.

Thank Ramjet999
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Great park, so much to see and do! Gorgeous sunsets to see, great hiking trails. This has a bit of everything to see.

Thank laredo11
Reviewed 28 October 2017

$5 fee (can't remember if it was per person or per car.) I was here on a weekday in September and there was no ranger to collect so it was just done on the honor system. Not sure if it's always that way. Walked the...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 12 October 2017

First Landing State Park is said to be the location where colonists first landed in 1607. The beach is a wide expanse of white sand and there are several hiking trails that will necessitate crossing a major thoroughfare and which are not particularly well-marked, so...More

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Doug E
7 August 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
Ben S
12 July 2017|
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Response from hokiegirl | Reviewed this property |
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.