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First Landing State Park

#5 of 124 things to do in Virginia Beach Features Animals
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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“camp store” (33 reviews)
“bald cypress” (31 reviews)
“hiking trails” (36 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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Reviewed 5 days ago

We took our bikes here and biked through the trails and then afterward changed into swimwear to enjoy the beach. It is awesome as there's almost no waves to overwhelm young children

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove into the park from 64th street and parked in the second car park to join an 8 mile trail. The terrain was great and we saw birds, fish, crabs and super countryside. It was rather hot and often little shade but Wewill go...More

Thank JeanneauM
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bike trail is awesome for riding and walking dogs/pets. Boat ramp at 64th St is great with a small beach area.

Thank Larry B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tent camped with no water or electric 2 nights. Nice bathrooms and showers. It was hot and there were lots and lots of bugs, so trying to not let this negatively impact my review. Lather on bug spray.....we were bit up even with spray and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really multiple parks in one. Camping sites with a beach on the Chesapeake and hiking trails through woods, over dunes, and along water. Lots of wild birds to spot along the way. Another area has a boat launch and beach on Broad Bay. If you...More

Thank greg m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great time very scenic and a great place to ride bikes and walk. By the water so you can swim as well.

Thank michelled925
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The beach is more family friendly and relaxing compared to Virginia Beach right down the road. It is also pet friendly. Lots of sea grass floating around and little crabs everywhere (the crabs were fun to watch). Across the way, the trails are very well...More

Thank j_bulldog_y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At first look, this park is very nice and clean. The visitor's center was lovely and the check-in process easy with helpful service. We tent camp, so I opted for a non-specific site reservation, which means you choose your spot when you arrive. I was...More

Thank Sandy K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The park has many bike and hiking trails. It was the Fourth of July weekend and we had no issues with crowds. 10 minutes from the boardwalk and they even have bus service to the park. Camping is also available and looks like a nice...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fascinating Park. Both hikers and cyclists. Think hikers get more out of it. A swamp forest reminiscent of Jurassic Park. You can hike 3-4 hours here. Really exciting. Cyclists can go through and back but edge out to the end of the...More

Thank Ge S
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Laura_Hand
20 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
11 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.
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LacieMarie
9 April 2017|
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Response from Laura T | Reviewed this property |
It appears that renovations were done to the bathhouses over the winter and some new ones were added. Laundry area is in good working order and is very well kept.
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