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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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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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2500 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-1415
+1 757-412-2300
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

$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 11 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

1  Thank Warren F
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Tons of trails to hike. Be careful when hiking to follow your trail so you don’t get lost. All the trails run together so it can get confusing. Nice view along the walk! Also make sure to stop by where settlers first landed and get...More

Thank Lindsay T
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

My family loves to go for walks through First Landing State park. There are various trails depending on how far you want to go. Many people run, jog and ride bikes through the park. There is also a nice beach, and the park staff often...More

Thank vbmommy
Reviewed 2 October 2017

First Landing offers a variety of trails to run/walk on and I have been training for runs for several years here. I also like to go just to look at the scenery. Every season offers something different! I love the fact they keep the park...More

Thank denise s
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Worth the bike ride in. It's not your typical state park, but it's worth the effort to get here. The Ranger was very friendly and very knowledgeable. She checked on us as we camped and made sure we were ok and didn't have any problems.

Thank Bonnielt23
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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
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.