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First Landing State Park

#5 of 122 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” (32 reviews)
“hiking trails” (35 reviews)
“bald cypress” (28 reviews)
2500 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-1415
+1 757-412-2300
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Reviewed yesterday

Since we visited this park and camped here last summer, we liked it so much we camped here again. I think this is going to be our annual camping trip from now. We camp in an RV so we like the Electric and Water hook-up...More

Thank Sam K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great place to hike multiple trails and log some miles. Several options let you hike easier wooded trails to beach side paths, lots of wildlife to see. Good beach to enjoy and the ability to rent small watercraft make this a great place to frequent....More

Thank Matt M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Not even mentioning the significance of this location as a footstep towards today's America. This is a beautiful State park located in a city. You get the best of both worlds. Enjoy the water, beaches, trails and quiet of the state park then, take a...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our campsite was large and our drive to Virginia Beach was about 10 Minutes away. The Chesapeake Bay is gorgeous but look out for sand crabs! We had a wonderful week at Virginia Beach and it was thrifty for us to camp. The sunrises and...More

Thank MWaves
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Camped here with 3 young adults in two tents for two nights. It was amazing being so close to the beach. A short walk from our campsite to the boardwalk that crossed the dunes took us to a beautiful beach on the bay. Preferred swimming...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

With my State park pass this park isa great place to visit, picnic, swim. There are forest to hike through, wetlands, beaches, camping sites, picnic areas. There is a fee but if you have the State park pass you can come and go as much...More

Thank B3473BOangelat
Reviewed 1 week ago

Check out the visitors' centers and take a hike on the many trails through the woods and swamps. Very historic area!

Thank GNMS
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First Landing is first rate. Great beach on the Chesapeake, very clean and gentler surf than the Atlantic. After spending some time at the beach, head over to walk the couple miles of the bald cypress trail to see the Spanish moss draped cypress in...More

Thank Bud Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove from a small restaurant on Shore Drive (Leaping Lizard) over to the First Landing State Park for a cool afternoon hike. We could easily have just hiked on the beach and seen more than enough beauty. But we wanted the scent of Virginia...More

Thank SPEAR757
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family went tent camping for a week at First Landing State Park. It was my teenage son, husband, and me. My husband and I had been almost 20 years ago, so we were looking forward to going back. The campsites vary in size and...More

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I am planning a trip with my family. We would like to spend about a week tent camping. How is the shower/ bathroom situation?? is there an addition cost to shower? I also see the site says there are W/D available. Are they still in working order?
10 April 2017|
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Response from joysprenkle | Reviewed this property |
Haven't camped there in awhile but yeah there were free bathrooms with free showers...think the city does a good job with keeping up with Cleaning them...
I'll be in the area in late April. Hopefully the weather will be nice by then. Is it safe to walk through the park alone as a female?
9 March 2017|
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Response from Kimberly V | Reviewed this property |
Yes, very safe. I've never heard of any problems at this park, and I have lived here my whole life. I personally would not hesitate to go through the park by myself. Come and enjoy!
Hi, we are a group of 4 families who'd like to visit next summer. Can someone who's visited recommend a group of sites that are shady, close to the bathrooms, and are on the roomier side for our big group?
14 January 2017|
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Response from VaStateParks | Property representative |
What camping equipment?