First Landing State Park, Virginia Beach

4.6
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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  • Endless options for experiences....the beach, hiking, cabin/camping choices. It is a great place to go hike, geocache, enjoy the sand and people playing in the water. It is just wonderful! Will defini...  more »
  • Great place to go walk away and not feel like you're in a city lots of trails and even a little Beach  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • Awesome state park, pet friendly, kid friendly, people friendly. Clean bathrooms nice hot showers nice campsites 50 amp electric and water on the RV sites and plenty of tent sights too. A nice beach on the very southern end of the Chesapeake bay you frequently see Navy ships heading in and out of the Norfolk Navy base. The rangers that work at the park are the nicest I've encountered at my many camping trips. There's also some first class cabins for rental. The park has miles of hiking trails through cypress swamps, wetlands and woods with all kinds of wildlife. This is a first class state park I've been camping at for 25 years with at least one visit a year.
  • We loved this place, would have given 5 stars but after an issue and being belittled by park police we actually cut our trip short & moved to another campground. The people in the office are amazing & they were wonderful to visit. Brutus felt at home there which is unusual since we are home only occasionally. I miss it, the nice dog friendly beach, the beautiful & well kept trails, the ladies & guys in the information center, trail head & museum. Hope u get the chance to visit.
  • Great Park right in Virginia Beach! Tons of hiking trails that very from .3 miles to over 6 miles! One fee to access both the hiking trails and the beach. Lovely Beach with lots of little shells... Great for walking or just sitting. Great place to let the kids play without having to worry about them getting knocked down by giant waves! The entire park is clean and the park rangers are more than happy to answer any questions you may have. And a wonderful Trail center with lots to look at with the kids!
  • Love that park. Nice to go for a walk or take your bike or even picnicking. Don't forget to take your trash with you when you leave!
  • My favorite state park so far! Great early fall vacation. Stayed in beautiful wooded camp ground with clean facilities that was very private. Beach wasn't busy with clear water and dolphins! Lots of hiking trails on the other side of the park through a swamp area with spanish moss. Everything was gorgeous!
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