False Cape State Park, Virginia Beach
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False Cape State Park is located in Virginia Beach. Take a look at our Virginia Beach itinerary maker to schedule your visit to False Cape State Park and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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This was a good place for a bike ride through the beautiful trees. It is easy to get to but yet remote in the middle of Virginia Beach. The bike ride was easy.
I've lived in Virginia beach for 30 years and this was my first visit to the park. We biked in. It was probably about 14 miles of biking total with a couple miles of hiking. To start off you'll need t... read more »
Great nature park for hiking, fishing and anything on the beach. Recommend taking the tram tour upon arrival.
Phenomenal!! Worth the journey it takes to get in and set up! We biked in and camped on the beach side. We had an amazing weekend! Next time we will drop off our gear at the Back Bay Refuge day parking lot instead of starting out from Little Island Park. That will save your legs for the uphill ride in. The campsite was great. Large, flat sandy surface to pitch the tent. There are picnic tables at the campsites so no need to pack in a table. There are sites marked on the beach for camping, but you've got to get to them through thick, soft sand. We had the beach all to ourselves Friday evening and Saturday morning. Other campers eventually came out but it was hours of no one but once in a while the rangers would come by on patrol. There are many rangers in this park, they patrol the areas frequently. Bug spray is a must! Spray your clothes and head too. They will sting you through your clothes and swarm around your head if you don't. The visitor center in the park does not have ice so think through that part well if you're packing in a cooler, etc. A friend suggested to us to freeze Gatorade bottles of water which will keep things cold and it will be part of our water supply. The Back Bay side offered beautiful sunsets and was a short walk from our campsite. We saw deer, turtles, birds and fowl of several kind, dolphins, and a snake. It's a wild place, fun to explore, and we look forward to our next trip.
A really neat park and quite a hike from back bay. Make sure you bring at least 2 water bottles and my advice would be to stay on the beach, the trails get really humid and there's biting flies everywhere. The views are really cool though and you can walk all the way to North Carolina
Lovely gravel paths. Great place to go bike riding. Unobstructed views of the beach. No hotels or homes lining the beach.
Don't go here. I don't want to have to fight with you for reservations so please, go elsewhere. This park is phenomenal. The camping, the wildlife, the scenery, the rangers/staff, and everything in between. If you want to get away from it all, this is your spot.
Camping at False Cape State Park has become an annual trip for me and my friends. This year was our third. I personally find it to be one of the best State Parks. Totally wild, undisturbed beach/bay wildlife. Over the past three years I've seen dolphins, snakes, millions of mosquitoes, crickets, ticks,a vartable plethora of other bugs - and even one OG wild boar! We generally camp on the ocean side of things - and bike all our equipment in and out. Then spend most all day at the beach -- fishing, reading, playing soccer, and chillin'. I caught a 2 ft red drum last year, and ate it for dinner an hour later. This year, I caught a conch shell :/ Working in DC year round, I really appreciate the isolation and beauty of False Cape. Yoga on the beach every morning - and not a soul in sight. It's so beautiful and makes me want to leave the city behind!
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