Environment & Nature: 4
Available Activities: 5
Staff & Park Officials: 5
First Landing State Park
(also known as Seashore State Park) is a pretty cool park located right on beautiful Virginia beach. Don’t expect any solitude/privacy because the campsites are on top of each other (literary). I was woken up at 6am by my neighbor, 4ft away from my tent, packing up his truck. The only reason why I gave it a 1 was because some other sites on this campgrounds seem to have a bush or two in between them.
do not have any dry wood around. I was forced to go up to the camp store (that closes at 9PM) and buy 2 overpriced bundles. Thankfully the park doesn’t have any ticks but the ranger told me they do however have chiggers. I found that out after I went into the woods trying to get some free dry wood.
The park offers
boating, swimming, nature and history programs, hiking, biking, picnicking, a boat launch, cabins and 20 miles of trails. My
favorite activity was the beautiful clean beach. Instead of hiking to it through the campground, we decided to drive a little farther down and park in the residential area. Once we got to the beach it was quiet and empty, even though it was well over 80°F out — probably because it was Monday morning.
Accessing the park is very simple. It’s 5 min off of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel.