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May-2011

First Landing State Park (Virginia Beach VA) review

Solitude/privacy: 1
Environment & Nature: 4
Available Activities: 5
Staff & Park Officials: 5
Accessibility: 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.

The campgrounds

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.


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