First Landing State Park397 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 06:30 pm]
This 2,888 acre park offers a wide range of activities for visitors. You may swim, bicycle, hike, boat, go fishing, have picnics or explore the wilderness when you visit the First Landing State Park. Plan your trip for a day, or for overnight camping.
If you are looking to do a variety of activities during your stay in Virginia Beach, then plan a visit to the First Landing State Park. You can visit it by getting tickets for First Landing State Park tours or by going there exclusively. You can buy tickets for First Landing State Park from our ticketing section or just view the First Landing State Park ticket prices. Also, combine your First Landing State Park tickets with other attractions of Virginia Beach and create combo packages at attractive offers and deals.
Entrance Ticket Details For First Landing State Park
- Pets allowed for an additional fee of $5 per night.
- $4 per vehicle
- Weekdays: $4 per vehicle
- Weekends: $5 per vehicle
- Camping sites: $24 to $32 plus taxes
How to Reach First Landing State Park
- Shore and Great Neck bus stop
- Norfolk International Airport
- Trade Winds Restaurant
- Hot Tuna bar and Grill
- Mc Donalds
- ShoreBreak Pizza
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29.34% of people who visit Virginia Beach include First Landing State Park in their plan
76.92% of people start their First Landing State Park visit around 09 AM
People usually take around 7 Hrs to see First Landing State Park
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting First Landing State Park
First Landing State Park Reviews & Ratings
Great spot for a trip. We camped for two nights and had a great experience. Campsites we're good sized and very clean. Water and restrooms were easily accessible and clean. Close by we enjoyed hiking along the many trails in the park as well as lounging on the beach. Beach was uncrowded and perfect for little kids as the water was only waist deep for may yards of the beach and little to no waves to speak of. We definitely be going back.
Absolutely stunning park! Both the hiking trails and beach side are gorgeous natural areas. I found the beach to be very clean and not super crowded. Tons of beautiful seabirds including droves of pelicans. One might be lucky enough to find good shells or sea stones. The trails were immaculate and it seems most folks respect nature here. They are a mix of Boardwalk and dirt paths. So many different types of trees and even some Spanish moss! The education center is great for kids and adults, and teaches about the local wildlife and foliage. This is a great day for people of all ages, plus dog friendly. Peaceful and educational! The rangers I met are so pleasant as well. Five stars!
What an awesome park! So many hiking trails to choose from. I just wandered and there were no trails that were hard or too steep (this is coastal VA after all). I saw a cottonmouth snake and lots of bird species. The park is huge and each section has something different. I checked out the south section and wandered on a path near a beach that also had some pretty amazing wetlands. I also visited the northern area which had lots of different hiking trails, a long bike trail and really amazing bald cypress trees (and the aforementioned snake!). A really wonderful park! The only downside is the lack of enforcement of idiots letting their dogs off leash. Maybe they will learn when the dog gets bitten by a cottonmouth!
First Landing's quality has definitely decreased since I last stayed there in 2016. I've been going there since I was a little kid, and I've loved every time I've had a chance to camp there. My fiancée and I cut our recent stay short because it was difficult to sit and just relax. Every 45 seconds a car passes by, or people are out walking/talking past quiet hours. There was, what sounded like, a party going on either inside or nearby the park, heavy bass booming across the sky does not a relaxing night by the fire make. I love(d) First Landing, and being able to visit whenever I wanted was so nice. But this last stay definitely soured it for me. Also, not to mention the huge price increase to reserve a NONSPECIFIC site? Not 3 years ago I was paying $20/night, and now (after fees) it's almost double that? An increase in price, but decrease in quality really isn't a good business model. I want to see First Landing do well, I love(d) that place, I have so, so many good memories from there. I get that things change, and that Hampton Roads is growing, but the path FL is taking really sucks. To end on a positive note: we did have a lovely little fire.
So close to the VA Beach boardwalk, but it feels like it's a world away. Gentle waves. Cute ghost crabs. Awesome if you want to go to the beach without getting stuck in stores half the day. Also Awesome camping experience. They have educational back packs that you can borrow to learn more about nature, native Americans, crabbing, fishing, etc.