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First Landing State Park

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Address: 2500 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-1415
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Nature enthusiasts will love this park with 2,700-acres of hiking trails,...

Nature enthusiasts will love this park with 2,700-acres of hiking trails, cypress swamps and nesting grounds for a variety of birds.

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USD 450.00*
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Kayaking and Wildlife Tour of First Landing State Park
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We went with my son and his young family, 3 kids, 7, 5 and 2. It was a rainy day. When we started it was barely raining but as life has it after an hour or so on the shortest... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Dittmer, Missouri
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Dittmer, Missouri
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went with my son and his young family, 3 kids, 7, 5 and 2. It was a rainy day. When we started it was barely raining but as life has it after an hour or so on the shortest trail it was coming down pretty steady. The trail was mostly in the canopy of the wooded area so rain... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a large State park that stretches from the Bay inland to Broad Bay. It's filled with nature trails and small animals. There is a paved road that you can drive all the way in for those who want to see the view or swim from a small beach on Broad Bay. In keeping with it natural state, you... More 

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Virginia Bch, United States
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Whether you are into trail running, bie pathing, or just a quiet walk in a southern climate among bald cypress and pines this is a must tour place. I run there weekly through dozens of miles of trails along swamp land and beaches. The visitors' center is a pleasant 1 to 4 hour learning center, depending on how much time... More 

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Thank Timothy D
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is so much here- a beach that's pretty remote and not as crowded as I'm used to, many trails to walk on, gaining a new perspective and more knowledge of the first Europeans to come to the "New World". The scenery is just gorgeous. The cypresses alone are just beautiful, and the trails were created to allow a great... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've only gone in from the 64th street entrance. its a nice beach on the creek, where boats and jet skis can park on the beach, and dogs are welcome. The water isn't great for swimming, though, because there's often jelly fish. However, its super fun to bring your dog. It's nice to sit on the beach and watch the... More 

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Virginia Beach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visit the park with your beach equipment, hiking, bikes, or boats. This park has it all for camping, or day trips.

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Thank lbeller1
Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I rented one of the cabins. Virginia state park cabins will spoil you and set high standards for future travel. We cooked, socialized on our private deck, road our bikes through the great trails and hiked. But the sunsets each night setting over the bay. Wow, each night is a potential first class photo. My only complaint... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

What a nice park. Lots of trails to choose from, well maintained. It's a beautiful park with a very informative welcome center.

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Thank kathleneb2015
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a few hours relaxing beachside with Boone. Clean beach. Not overly crowded. Easy parking. Very nice, helpful employees! Definitely will be back

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a perfect place!! We searched for a handicap accessible spot on the beach to hold our ceremony, as we both have grandparents in wheelchairs. This was the ONLY venue that the ramp came down to the beach! Not too touristy, so no random people in our wedding photos either. (Our wedding was 6/31/07.) We have also enjoyed coming... More 

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