7.9 Good
     
Virginia Beach, Virginia

First Landing State Park

Virginia Beach, Virginia


2500 Shore Dr
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
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Sites: 208
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 36.918469905884
Longitude: -76.052513122559

Elevation: 14' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-ocean Waterfront Waterfront yes-ocean
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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70 Reviews

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed two nights. The campground is barely accessible to big rigs. The corners are very tight if you are towing. There were no pull-thru sites for our class A motorhome and the back-ins are small. No place to un-hook except the driveway. Beautiful views from the beach of the anchored cargo ships. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Location and site selection excellent. Nature programs outstanding and professional. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 76
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

We have been coming to this park for a number of years and always enjoy our trip. On-line reservations were easy and check-in went well. We camped in Loop G and had no issues getting into our site. The men shower in Loop G was not cleaned and the rubber shower mat had not been cleaned under in ages. The shower head was broken and not usable. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $30.00
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Very nice campground near the Chesapeake Bay. If coming in a motorhome, recommend asking the ranger to be able to look at all three campground areas (D, G, and H) before committing to an area. This way, you are more likely to get a good level site. Saw many 30' and 50' sites occupied by pop-ups, tents, or vehicles; the park does not require that you have the appropriate RV for the large sites. Area good for biking and the beach is close by and very nice. Definitely will return next year. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $85.00
Overall Rating:      

Best site I have ever been to. It is very clean, great staff, and great campsites. I had an awesome pull in site and very close to the beach. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 196
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: November, 2010 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Historic area, close to beach, but actually kind of disappointing for the amenities and site maintenance. We had a decent, level site, but we were there off-season, mid-week, and had our pick. So many sites were very narrow and terribly off-level (and deep sand). Visitor center was nice; boardwalk crossing over the dunes to beach was also nice. Staying off-season without crowds and bugs--the thing to do. But pricey for what was offered. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2010 - $30.00
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The location gets a 10. We parked in loop G and were just a short walk to the beach. For a couple of Canadians, being able to walk in the sun on the beach in November was glorious. Our site was comfortable for our 30 foot rig, basically sand but plenty firm. The picnic table and fire ring available were in good condition. While there were sites that would handle much larger rigs, the access to them could be prohibitive because of the width of the roads, some tree issues overhead and to the sides of the road. Electric and water were fine, showers were clean and though we didn't need them, having sinks outside to wash dishes was a nice touch. The reservation system and some of the personnel need a bit of work. We reserved on the phone, but the lady couldn't tell us what time the on site office closed. She also couldn't assign a site. We got here at about 7pm due to extensive traffic and there was nothing and nobody available to tell us where to park. However, there were maps available. Because of the tight appearance of the roads, we walked through a couple of loops until we found a site that would accept our rig and we hooked up and parked. The next day we went to the entry station, which was again unmanned, so we went into town for a few hours. We got back and went to the welcome center, and were directed finally to the park office where a fairly surly young man made the assumption that we were trying to get a freebie. I told him that we had already paid via credit card over the phone and after he confirmed it he admonished me for not coming to the office sooner and that not registering gave the rangers a lot of extra work (!!!) I won't judge the park based on one individual though, and although it would have been been nice to have had an assigned space when we made and paid for our reservation, the stay itself was very pleasant and we would return. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $30.00
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Most sites are very large, well spaced with trees or bushes between. At check-in you are assigned a Loop and site color-code to fit your size rig. You can drive around your assigned Loop and select the campsite you prefer. To me this is a poor reservation system, if you arrive late there may not be a site that you can fit into (that is for us with larger rigs). If we go again our reservation will start on a Monday, that way more sites will be open. We stayed in Loop G, near the beach and away from the road. There is a bike trail, and hiking trails across the road. WiFi is available near the Park Headquarters, strong signal and fast server. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $25.00
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I was really disappointed in the campground, we had our shizu with us, we arrived at dark and as soon as she stepped out of the camper she was covered in little prickly things that are attached to a weed that is in growth all over the park, in a matter of a few minutes she had them in the pads of all of her feet, inside her mouth, etc. I talked to other campers and they had experienced the same thing. There was a terrible odor around the restroom. The beach was beautiful, sorry we didn't have a better experience. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a lovely park with a short walk to beach. Some sites are closer to the beach but none are really too far away. As with all Virginia State Parks you have a site but it's not specific. When we arrived they gave us one of two loops to choose from D or G, we picked D and after riding through both loops we didn't find any of our colored sites open so we drove over to H where we found a site and then went back and told them where we were. Our site was shaded and a good size, a lot of the sites are not defined by any borders. The showers were unisex individual showers and not the cleanest but they were also heavily used and often had to wait. This is an area that has so much to do in and a weekend just isn't enough time. We will return. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 74
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a large campground with direct beach access. Sites are very large, well spaced with landscaping between. At check-in you are assigned a Loop and site color-code to fit your size rig. You can drive around your assigned Loop and select the campsite you prefer. Interior Loops A, B, E offer the most shade, but are farthest from the beach. Exterior Loops C, D, G are closest to the beach, have RV parking in full sun, and typically have a shaded picnic/tent area. Some sites in Loop H back up to the busy Shore Drive. Each loop has a bathhouse and dumpster. There are 4 beach access boardwalks. The beach at First Landing is fabulous! It’s long, not crowded, has warm Bay water with very gentle waves. You can wade out quite far. This beach has no rules, no lifeguard, and is dog-friendly. A huge camp/souvenir store and laundry is at the entrance. Movies are shown at the amphitheater nightly. Campground has no street lighting, and is dark and quiet at night. If you stroll the beach at night, be sure to note where the boardwalks are as it's hard to find your way back in the dark! Across the road is the Nature Area with several hiking trails. Park is well patrolled and campers are friendly. This is a wonderful beach vacation spot! We camped at First Landing State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

There 2 highlights that drove us to this park, price and location. Excellent rates and location compared to others in the area. We stayed in an overflow site in loop H with no hook ups. Nice level grassy and sandy site, no shade but as close as you can get to the well stocked camp store, marginal bath house, restrooms and beach area. Ran generator 24hr/day with no complaints from anyone, although we do have an onboard unit which is pretty quiet. Check in was a challenge; the staff is not helpful with providing directions and/or suggestions. We had to ask several times to get a better understanding of directions and where to navigate throughout the tight and narrow park roads. I strongly suggest unhooking your dinghy before entering. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 236
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice state park. We had a site right next to the sand dunes. Could watch the ship traffic. WiFi was available at the visitor's center. Would stay here again. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 442
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 92

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Cost $35 plus with water and electric. This campground used to be called Seashore State Park, but in the 1990’s the name was changed to First Landing State Park because this is where the British landed before they started the Jamestown settlement. The park was created by the CCC and is located on the bay. They have sites for all size campers but on dirt and grass with two way hookups. The beach is close and some sites do have a view. The state really needs to put some money into this park especially fixing up the sites. You can boat, bike, swim, attend ranger talks and walks, and hike on a number of trails. There are over 19 miles of trails and some are for hiking, biking and exercising with special equipment put along the trails. There is a visitor center. I would strongly urge one to get reservations here because it was packed when we were there. You can not request a specific site only site size, so when you arrive it is first come first serve even with reservations. There is a lot to do around this area with Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Newport News all in the area. Interesting park! We camped at First Landing State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 371
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

For location, rest rooms and beach it gets a 10. But for a park that says it is big rig friendly and has 50 foot sites, it gets a 3. So I averaged it. If you are over 40 feet and around 13 feet tall you will have to be very careful and selective. The level areas on some sites are short so your long wheel base will not stay on the level area. Some 50 foot sites need tree trimmed so you can get in, or get your slides out. Park and pick your site and section with an eye for trees and soft sand. Also, when entering stay on the drivers side of the road to the gate shack, or you will hit the over hanging trees. It is quiet and if you are in a site that allows you to see the beach and boats at night, it is very pretty and if you have a smaller rig it is great. A 43 foot, full wall slide requires you be choosey and dodge trees. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Motorhome.

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