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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 19 March 2016

What an amazing place to go and spend some time if you don't mind the long walk or bike ride you have do to get there. The views of the water whether it's the ocean or the bay are incredible. I love going to this...More

1  Thank cindy s
Reviewed 11 March 2016

We took the tram on a summer afternoon, with our two kids, and really had a great time! Fascinating history, beautiful scenery, and don't forget your mosquito repellent!

1  Thank BesidetheC
Reviewed 4 March 2016

False Cape State Park consists of the barrier island running from Back Bay Wildlife Preserve to the North Carolina state line. It's beauty lies in being an isolated and pristine coastal dune and forest. Unfortunately, it is not accessible by automobile. You have to hike...More

1  Thank MisterEd7
Reviewed 9 February 2016

You cannot drive to this park, but that is what makes is special. If you come in a car, you will have to leave it at the Back Bay wildlife refuge. The best way to get to the park (other than walking or taking a...More

3  Thank Likinghiking
Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

Took the boardwalk path to the ocean and from there walked south - away from Sandbridge to enjoy the expansive ocean view and peaceful solitude of being by myself at the ocean. I was aware that some sea turtle nests had been recently marked and...More

Thank MBinVA
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Whether you bike,boat, or take the tram, which runs out of Back Bay, to False Cape, you will have a wonderful outdoor experience. Beautiful views with the possibility to see many marine and land animals. Be sure to check at the Ranger Station at Back...More

Thank Mary G
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Finding this place was a nice surprise. We thoroughly enjoyed our bike ride here. Some of the trail was too sandy to ride, especially getting to the beach. The beach was definitely worth it. We saw a ton of wildlife as well.

Thank 956Mark956
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Hike, bike, kayak, paddleboard, whatever motivates you to connect with nature you can find it here ( including snakes, so be alert!). The visitor center and the shorter, nearby trails are great, but if you have the time, sunscreen and interest, a visit to the...More

1  Thank SenecaBob
Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

It was public lands day and it was raining so we decided to go check out the park. The lady at the gate said she didn't know it was public lands day when we told her, so our parking fee was waived. It was pouring...More

1  Thank techgmu
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Started to just be a bike ride around Back Bay refuge. As we went down the road to false cape, we just kept going. Before long we made it to the welcome center at the state park. Surprised with the welcome center and selection of...More

2  Thank Aegir
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Te'ara M
2 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
21 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