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Limited to hiking, biking and boating, this state park is formed by a mile-wide barrier spit between Back Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
4001 Sandpiper Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456-4347
+1 757-426-7128
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Reviewed 27 January 2019 via mobile

On the Sunday Winter Tram Tour, about 25 companions join you on each tram. It cost about $8 and has narrations during the 1-mile hike and the entire tram voyage to within 2 miles of the NC border. I had a brother-in-law and he was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank VirginiaKayak
Reviewed 22 January 2019

This is a bit longer drive from the Virginia Beach boardwalk area than say, First Landing, but it is also a bit more novel in my opinion. Dunes, great wide beaches -- one of the highlights of my trip to the Virginia Beach.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Racehorsey
Reviewed 25 November 2018

No vehicles are permitted. This park is located in southern Virginia Beach, just past Little Island park- right after Sanbridge area of the beach. False Cape State Park is a mile-wide barrier spit between Back Bay and the Atlantic Ocean that must be accessed by...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bahorstm
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Very interesting place. A must see if in VA Beach. Tram ride to park is quite interesting and very reasonably priced. The history of the park is worth learning about.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Louise A
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Nice walk through wooded forest. About 5 miles round trip. Cemetery is cool for sure. I got blisters on my feet. 🤔

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 334KarenG334
Reviewed 2 July 2018

We enjoyed taking a walk on the trails in this state park. We were very happy to walk along the trail to the beach. We walked for about 2 hours along the beach and only saw about 10 people. It was very calming and therapeutic....More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank heykel2018
Reviewed 6 May 2018

False Cape State Park is a way to explore nature in the City of Virginia Beach. I always bike into the park, but visitors can also boat in or hike in. I go many times a year. I always see something relating to nature from...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Vbvacruiser
Reviewed 24 March 2018

While not that easy to get to, False Cape State Park is worth the trip. I have been exploring the park for over 40 years. Hiking, biking,paddling and camping. The best time to visit is in the winter when the bugs are gone.You can camp...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank mikeweirich
Reviewed 3 February 2018

Went on the tram ride to visit False Cape State Park. While it is the least visited of the Virginia State Parks, it is certainly unique. There are several cemeteries, lots of trails, observation towers, beach areas and some primitive camping for those wanting it....More

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank Sue L
Reviewed 4 December 2017

False Cape State Park is tucked away south of Sandbridge and past Back Bay national wildlife refuge. There is a small deserted historic town there that is maintained by the state park service. There are many hiking, walking trails there around the state park. The...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Tanya G
31 December 2018|
Response from 334KarenG334 | Reviewed this property |
You could arrive by boat.
Megan R
27 August 2018|
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Response from VaStateParks | Property representative |
Is your plan to take the tram in and then hike around? I'd say that is doable. But if you are talking about walking from the Refuge to the park, I wouldn't recommend it unless you have done a ten mile round trip hike in the... More
Te'ara M
3 July 2017|
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Response from JavyMedina | Reviewed this property |
We did not see a single snake in the two days we visited. However, a fellow traveler had a video of one but He told us they stay away from humans. We just need to pay attention to where we are walking. Have a great day!