First Landing State Park Virginia Beach, Virginia

vzm-img_20160928_162022First Landing State Park is located on Cape Henry in North Virginia Beach. This 2,888 acre park offers a wide range of activities for visitors- swimming, hiking, biking, boating, fishing and picnicking. Regardless of how long you stay your visit will be full of fun!  Stay in the park overnight at a campsite or in one of the park’s cabins. They are located just behind the beach dunes with easy access to the Atlantic ocean. By planning an overnight stay you can escape the busier pace of the more heavily developed areas of Virginia Beach yet still remain in close proximity to all that the local area has to offer.

There are 19 miles of trails in the park. With the exception of the Chesapeake Bay beach, the trail system traverses most all of the habitats found in First Landing State Park – cypress swamp, salt marsh, maritime forest, freshwater wetlands, dunes, and bay shoreline. A single First Landing trail allows bicycles – the Cape Henry Trail. Fortunately it runs right through the park and is 5.9 miles long. You can rent bicycles at the park store or from businesses in Virginia Beach.

The most visited Virginia State Park is in the same city as the least visited park. While First Landing has more than 1.7 million visitors annually, the lesser known False Cape State Park is an undeveloped beach only accessible by foot, bike, tram or boat.