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False Cape State Park

4001 Sandpiper Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456-4347
+1 757-426-7128
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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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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4001 Sandpiper Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456-4347
+1 757-426-7128
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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

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
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We were part of a "senior" group and had a tour of the area. We are not sure that the public can do that - but, camping is very available - walk-in, walk-out. We had met our guide the night before. She is a nature...More

2  Thank Lertjr
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is primarily a review of the Blue Goose Tram which, in the summer, departs 9 am daily from the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge visitor center. Fortunately the weather was not to hot (mid 80s) and as a result we had a nice trip....More

1  Thank Ed C
Reviewed 30 May 2017

On Sunday 5/21/2017, I visited the False Cape State Park for the first time ever. Since it is inaccessible to vehicles, I parked at the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center and biked in on my hybrid brike (A mountain bike would handle the...More

3  Thank paulnV869EL
Reviewed 13 May 2017

I went today with my children ages 10 and 13. When we arrived we decided to watch what was near and not to exceed more than 45 minutes walking distance. About 10-15 minutes into our walk we noticed how isolated this place is, you quickly...More

1  Thank JavyMedina
VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at False Cape State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

I am glad you enjoyed your visit to False Cape State Park. It is truly an oasis in one of the largest cities in Virginia. I am glad you are planning to come back so you can do more exploring. Thank you for writing a...More

Reviewed 23 April 2017

This park is REMOTE! Its a 3 mile hike or bike in from the parking lot of the National Wildlife refuge. Its an easy walk or bike. The main path is a gravel road that cuts though the marshes and live oak groves. Once you...More

1  Thank Rzimmeriii
Reviewed 27 September 2016

This was a good place for a bike ride through the beautiful trees. It is easy to get to but yet remote in the middle of Virginia Beach. The bike ride was easy.

Thank Suzy B
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

I've lived in Virginia beach for 30 years and this was my first visit to the park. We biked in. It was probably about 14 miles of biking total with a couple miles of hiking. To start off you'll need to park at the Back...More

10  Thank Stephanie S
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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
3 April 2017|
Response from VaStateParks | Property representative |
Tram Departs from and Returns to Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge Parking Lot, Departs 9:00 AM, Returns 1:00 PM. April – Memorial Day Tram Runs on Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays Memorial Day – Labor Day Tram Runs... More