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: 12
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2007 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

One of the best kept secrets in Virginia Beach! HUGE campsites. Bath houses are cleaned daily and while we were there, checked several times a day. Park Rangers made regular patrols. Short hike over the dunes to the beach. Shower at the end of the dune crossover to wash off the sand. One play ground, so you have to drive over there. Camp store has everything you could need. Lots of interpretive programs and even had a nightly family movie. We'll be back! We camped at First Landing State Park in a Tent.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This park was nice. It looks to be an older state park but still well maintained. The roads are paved but the sites are just sand/dirt (ours was level). Daily activities scheduled. Store was well stocked and restrooms in that area were newer. There’s a trail center across the street and a museum located near the beach. Sites near the dunes didn’t look to be shaded, sites on back sides of loops were shaded but near a busy road. Not sure if we’d stay here again, as we all missed having a pool, but that's nothing against the campground itself. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2007 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Only stayed here for one night. My daughter said the restrooms were really dirty. Short walk over the dunes to a beach. Sites were just ok...all sand and not really level. Probably would not stay here again. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2006 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

First Landing State Park is a very nice place to stay, if you are not looking for luxury. We had a 37' Fifth Wheel and could make it around all the roads, but they are tight: and sand only. The sites themselves vary widely. Some are level, some are not. Just a short walk (1 minute) over the dune lands you at the Chesapeake Bay waterfront. It's very beautiful and not too crowded, as the beach is for the park only. The water stays shallow (about 2' deep) up to 100' or so from shore. There are lots of crabs and stuff running around. We went in August, so it was Jelly Fish time, and we even saw one ray. It's certainly worth the money, and we will be going back again. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2006 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great park on the chesapeake bay. Sites are sandy and are behind the dunes so you cant see the ocean but can walk right over the dunes on the walkways. The showers were a bit rundown and needed updating. Beware of soft sand we got stuck and had to dig to get out barely did thinking we would have to get a 4x4 to get the trailer out. Lots of privacy around the dune area. Recently updated to 50 amp service and water on alot of sites We camped at First Landing State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 213
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: April, 2006 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Bathhouses older and worn looking but probably serviceable, three private shower rooms in the bathhouse near us. Unfortunately many campsites not open for use when we were there so site selection was limited, the G loop has water/electric with some sites large enough for RV's, we have a 30 ft class A. Some sites were quite level and others were not, our site was filthy with junk left by a previous camper but most looked OK. There are some small sites shaded by pine trees but they are very close to the road. The sites closer to the beach are more open and scrubby. The beach is very close, just separated from the campground by the dunes. Beach access is via several walkways throughout the park. Expensive but location is everything. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2005 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Located on Chesapeake Bay so can walk over dunes to a beach. Sites vary from being in sandy, sunny areas to being in woods. Park is located between the bay and a busy parkway with some sites located very near the parkway. We visited in the off season and could pick our site; during busy periods some sites could be rather noisy due to the traffic. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: August, 2005 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

We really liked the campground. Short walk to the beach. Store staff was very friendly. We will stay there again. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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

Date of Stay: July, 2005 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

We enjoyed our stay at First Landing SP. All sites were just a short walk over the dunes to Chesapeake Bay. We were there July 4th weekend. It was busy at the day use parking area. We enjoyed the 4th of July barbecue they provided and the fireworks from the beach. The rest of the week was quiet. They have a lot of nature programs that we took advantage of with the kids-crabbing, turtle hunt, sunset beach walk. There were beautiful walking and biking trails on the other side of the busy highway that runs through the state park. Some campsites are extremely close to this highway. Lots of noise during the day. Park is mostly shady tent sites. There was a grassy parking area for big rigs near the campstore/day use parking area but no hook ups. Campstore was one of the best stocked I have seen. Lots of camping/fishing stuff and tons of souveniers. Many well behaved dogs on the beach. I believe a lot of locals bring their dogs because we didn't see a lot around the campground. We didn't bring our pets because we wanted to visit Virginia Beach but the next time we go we will definitely bring the dogs. Only a short drive to Virginia Beach. Staff very friendly and helpful. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2005 - $28.00
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We camped here over Memorial Day weekend, so our comments should be taken in that context. In short, we will not come here again during any busy period. Thus far we have been quite pleased with Virginia State Parks, but this was just too crowded. Other state parks we've been to typically isolate the campground from other facilities. But here they have a day use area with access to the Chesapeake Bay for beachgoers, an educational center, and an amphitheater -- all adjacent to the campground. In fact, you have to drive through the day use parking area and past the educational center and amphiteater to get to one loop of the campground. There seemed to be evening activities at the amphiteater all three nights, so I'm sure those in the loop got little peace. The camp store is adjacent (adjoined?) to the educational center and amphiteater, but on this weekend with its day-use hoards there was no parking anywhere near it. But the kicker for us (with no shower and hot water in our small popup): On Saturday and Sunday they seemed to run out of hot water at every bathhouse. (Friday night was fine.) We tried three of them Sunday and finally resigned ourselves to cold showers. The staff guessed that demand outstripped supply. There is a major thoroughfare adjacent to the campground, and some campsites are no more than 100' from the road, with nothing more than a fence and some vegetation separating the road from the site -- obviously not very peaceful. Fortunately, we got a site closer to the bay, and it was actually very nice. They told us there are no "waterfront" sites and that those closest to the bay are separated from it by sand dunes. But we could partially see the bay over the dunes. And we had a much better view from atop a small dune next to the site on which we could set our chairs and watch the sunset across the water. So the site itself was quite nice, and level. I think this would be a very nice park to visit in, say, September (NOT Labor Day), when the air and Chesapeake Bay are still warm but the crowds have diminished. But again, not for us during busy season. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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