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First Landing State Park, Virginia Beach
(4.5/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
First Landing State Park is a recreational area with a cypress swamp, woods, and hiking trails. Enjoy 32 km (20 mi) of trails in the woods, as well as a beach that stretches 2.4 km (1.5 mi) along the Chesapeake Bay. A small entrance fee gets you access for the day. Near the first landing site of the Virginia Company colonists in 1607, the area has played an important role in every era of American history. The park was built by an African-American Civilian Conservation Corps between 1933 and 1940. Take a look at our Virginia Beach trip itinerary planner to schedule your visit to First Landing State Park and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Really nice Virginia state Park commemorating the first landing place of the settlers to the United States w deck connections to the lil Bayside Beach behind it w great view of Chesapeake Bay Bridge T...  more »
  • We had hoped to check out the beach side of the park, but arrived late morning to find the beach side parking full. So, we changed our plan and hiked the beautifully maintained trails. Very nice educa...  more »
  • Didn't except to have so much fun at this park but it's fabulous. Great trails and views. Loved exploring. 
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  • Beautiful trails, very friendly and helpful staff. Our favorite thing about this park is the cabins. We would usually rent one for the weekend (before the kids went off for college) twice a year or so. They are great for family time: fully stocked kitchen (minus food, obviously, but a grocery store is right down the street); big fire places; large, handicap-accessible bathrooms; wall-to-wall wood interiors; screened-in porches; dining areas inside; back decks--most with rocking chairs and picnic tables; park-style charcoal/wood grills; etc. Most cabins are set off enough that you have your privacy as well. They are always very clean, despite being dog-friendly. No TVs--but why would you need one? First Landing is a great little place to get away for a couple of days. There's a beautiful beach entrance that isn't well-known enough by tourists to be crowded during the summer season, and plenty of woods and trails to keep you busy. It's one of my favorite local places.
  • Worth the trip. Excellent hiking trails. Also has beach access - quiet, picturesque, relaxing. Great bath house and shower/foot wash facilities.
  • Beautiful views. Hiking trails. Friendly visitors. ..felt safe.picnic on the beach in October. .awesome.
  • We only stayed one night and wereact incredibly impressed by this campground. Clean quiet and semi private camp sites. Campground A bathhouse had showers nicer then most people's homes. Visitor center was nice and staff very friendly. 5 minute walk to a wonderfully secluded beach..Beach was not busy end of August. Only complaint is that my flip flops were stolen from the boardwalk , we shouldn't have left the. We will be returning!
  • Loved, loved, loved it! Will be going back soon. Close proximity to everything you want to do in Virginia Beach. Awesome sleeping under the stars and listening to the waves hitting the beach. Beach was not crowded even though it was a holiday weekend. Staff was very helpful.