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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 18 March 2004

Had heard about False Cape and it's beauty, but till last weekend did not have the opportunity to go. Bought a new bike and wanted to try it out. Good thing. Unless you're going to be there for a couple days, biking is the way...More

12  Thank Adventure20984
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Advice for other people looking to visit False Cape (things I wish I'd know in advance): 1) Allow yourself AMPLE time to get here. If you are camping, you'll need to park at the Little Island Park, which is about 5 miles from the state...More

26  Thank modernbee
VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at False Cape State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2016

Thank you for your great tips for a camping trip to False Cape State Park. I will add that depending on how the wind is blowing, the flies are not bad all summer.

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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.

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. 🤔

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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

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

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

1  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

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

3  Thank LizandC
Reviewed 3 October 2017

My husband and I go for long walks all the time and since we live in the area and have never been to False Cape, we thought it would be a good walk for us. It was a perfect day. We felt very "at one"...More

1  Thank Bonnie L
Reviewed 23 September 2017

This is a nice relaxing stop away from the bustle of the boardwalk and main beach area. Hike or drive and slow down your pace for the afternoon.

Thank mesatraveler
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Enjoy a walk or bike ride through this gorgeous park. The birds are spectacular and the scenery is breathtaking. A nice bike ride from the boardwalk for those who can do more than 20 miles.

1  Thank Dorothy D
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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!
Carly H
22 May 2017|
Response from Rzimmeriii | Reviewed this property |
We did not camp but did ride down to the camp areas. There are pit toilets and there is water available at the camp/vistors center that is about 1/2 mile from the camping areas. We saw quite a few people with trailers... More