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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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“camp store” (36 reviews)
“hiking trails” (39 reviews)
“bald cypress” (32 reviews)
2500 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-1415
+1 757-412-2300
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place to go walk away and not feel like you're in a city lots of trails and even a little Beach

Thank sbabines
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't realize that we had actually been to the Park on a previous visit. However, more recently, we were there in the winter, and took in the small historical exhibit on the English landing on the site. We were also impressed by the plaque...More

Thank bahiadreaming
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery of the ocean and unspoiled beaches. Nice place for quiet picnic and nice trails for walking and biking.

Thank Ann K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went for a nice 5 mile hike through the park and the “Great Dismal Swamp.” It was relatively easy, mostly flat. It’s not the most scenic hike, but the trails are well marked and easily accessible from Virginia Beach. The park’s...More

Thank Alan P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love First Landing. Really. It took me a long time living in VAB before I made my way here and now I come several times during summer. There is plenty of parking except on typical holidays and beautiful weekends that are unseasonably warm when...More

Thank Alison M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I come here often for the beach, cabins and walking trails. It’s just down the street from where I live but I love renting a cabin just to get away from it all. The cabins are always clean and have almost everything I need. I...More

Thank sdun05
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The First landing state park is a beautiful place to spend a day. Whether you want to walk the trails, use the beach, or just take in the beautiful scenery it is all there. Great place to spend a day relaxing.

Thank Brad D
Reviewed 4 December 2017

First Landing State Park is the best place to do long trail runs in the Virginia Beach Area. On the trail side of the park, it is easy to do 10+ mile runs here on out and back loops. There are nice bathroom facilities at...More

Thank naturistcouple1234
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Just came here today, December 1st. Very windy on the beach, but kids were still able to play in the sand, the welcome center was clean and welcoming.

Thank Cassie W
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

We had a few days of good weather after Thanksgiving and aren’t much into shopping. We decided to run down to Virginia Beach for a few days and wanted to take our dog with us. He’s a little over most hotel weight limits so I...More

Thank Sydonie D
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Doug E
6 August 2017|
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Response from Ge S | Reviewed this property |
Anywhere along the beach there bayside. Just off the camping grounds a lot of people catch
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
Ben S
12 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.