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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  • While we did not have time to see the hiking trails, our time on the beach was well worth it. What a beautiful spot to sit, dig your toes in the sand, and enjoy the sun.  more »
  • Great facilities, clean! Always have park ranger services driving around to check on things. Beach was clean and the hiking trail was also clean. We had a guided tour which was really informative and ...  more »
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  • It's nice that this area of the state has been preserved. It provides nice access to the beach. Although there are lots of trees in the campground, due to the area they are short, live oaks which do little to shade a camper. The bathhouses are dated and not heated. However, the water is hot, the showers are well lit and kept clean. It's nice to have 2 dish washing sinks at each bathhouse. Some of the campsites are near low lying areas which can hold water in a rainy season. Bring bug repellent if you come in warm weather. We camped in early April and it was too cold. There are nice educational areas at both the park office and the trail center. There are lots of trails of varying difficulty and length. Two trails are open to bicycles.
  • It took me way too long to finally visit but it was definitely love at first sight! There’s so much beauty to appreciate. A delightful alternative to eating calories with friends is burning calories with them. I’ve enjoyed lots of great talks over long walks and scenic views. Not crowded at all and well kept. Easily one of my Top 3 Favorite parks in Hampton Roads. Gorgeous at any time of year. Do it!

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