First Landing State Park, Virginia Beach

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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. For First Landing State Park and beyond, use our Virginia Beach online vacation planner to get the most from your Virginia Beach vacation.
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  • Great park, so much to see and do! Gorgeous sunsets to see, great hiking trails. This has a bit of everything to see.  more »
  • $5 fee (can't remember if it was per person or per car.) I was here on a weekday in September and there was no ranger to collect so it was just done on the honor system. Not sure if it's always that w...  more »
  • First Landing State Park is said to be the location where colonists first landed in 1607. The beach is a wide expanse of white sand and there are several hiking trails that will necessitate crossing a...  more »
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  • Beautiful, clean, peaceful. Public restrooms, though small. Outside shower/foot rinse area. Camp store. Fee for parking. You do want to get there early on a summer weekend to get reasonable parking. The bay side has a great stretch of beach, you can walk into the water pretty far out before there is a drop off. You can also opt for the inland side which has picnic areas with grills, a wonderful network of walking/running/biking oaths, and cabin camp sites. It's a wonderful National Park.
  • This park is beautiful! Beach on the Chesapeake Bay. Camp store. Bathrooms. Small museum. The best campground around!!! Almost all the sites are wooded with at least partial shade. Bath houses throughout. Across the street are cabins for rent, hiking trailes with amazing scenery!!! Everything in the park is clean and well maintained.
  • I've been in love with this place since the first time we went camping here 15 years ago. You're far enough away from everything to enjoy the piece and quiet but still within close proximity to everything. The best part about this park is being able to simply walk to the beach at any hour, even in the middle of the night just to hang out and enjoy the water. There are campsites meant for trailers and RV's, non-electric, electricity accessible, and even cabins. This place fills up fast so definitely reserve your spot in advance
  • Visited a family member there. The facilities seem nice & clean. Standing water in several areas. Some very nice camp sites. Free to borrow nature back packs & a little history in the visitor center. Store & gift shop on grounds.
  • Camp sites are wonderfully shaded and very peaceful. Easy access to very nice Beach and only 5 miles from The Virginia Beach. A Tolley will take you to Virginia Beach for a buck or so per person. A wonderful piece of nature preserved for us simple people.

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