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Virginia Beach, Virginia

First Landing State Park

Virginia Beach, Virginia


2500 Shore Dr
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
Phone: (757) 412-2300

Sites: 208
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 36.918469905884
Longitude: -76.052513122559
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 no
  • 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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65 Reviews

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

The state park gave us easy access to the beach, the Eastern shore, and the Chesapeake Bay area along with a very roomy site. It was well laid out, but had some standing water in one or two roadways. Also, some trees at the site could've been trimmed better, causing some scratches near the top of our motorhome, and the soft sand wasn't the easiest to maneuver around with the site. But overall, a great campground for visiting this area. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Check out Assateague and Chincoteague on the Eastern shore but plan for a full day considering the length of the trip. Also keep in mind that it is a $23 toll to cross the bridge.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $99.00
Overall Rating:      

The first thing you notice here is that the RV sites are very close to the beach. But we enjoyed the hiking trails here more. They are on the south side of the park and include the "Bald Cyprus Nature Trail". That goes thorough lagoons filled with Bald Cypress and Spanish Moss. We joined a ranger led trail on it and it was excellent. We got a chance to scoop out out water and look for animals which was fun. The visitor center is entertaining as well, and there are some short foot bridges out to the beach. There are a few good restaurants very close by, and Virginia Beach is a short drive away. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Cabin.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     
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Review Count: 59
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the most dog friendly state park we have ever visited. Dogs were welcome just about everywhere. The gift shop had a bowl of water set out for the dogs and the trail center across the road along the Cape Henry Trail had a doggy water fountain. I'm happy to report that everyone seemed to appreciated this and picked up after their dogs. We stayed for 2 weeks and had to change sites once. Verizon cell and hot spot worked well. For 12 nights we had a site specific spot and a nonspecific site for a weekend. The specific reservable site was the largest camp site we've ever had. Room for the motor home, car and kayak trailer plus a tent. Most of the reservable sites seemed to be equally large. The nonspecific site was more crowded but everything fit, too. As the previous reviewer mentioned, the beach is great but the trails through the woods, marsh and to the bay were great for riding bikes and walking. We kayaked in the bay and enjoyed the view of summer homes and wildlife. This state park seems to have something for everyone. It is only 5 miles from the boardwalk. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Virginia Beach Aquarium and Science center will entertain all ages. There is a Adventure park within it that has a rope course and zip lines that kept preteens through adults busy. If you kayak or boat, there is a huge free parking lot and boat launch next to the aquarium. After launching, you can kayak/boat the Rudee inlet out to the Atlantic.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed 3 nights in a site that backed up to the dunes and afforded us a view of the bay. Access to the dog friendly beach was close by. This park has many more sites for tents and smaller campers than it does for class A rigs. The park is located very close to grocery stores and restaurants and was a short drive from Norfolk. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
8
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We went to First Landing for a quick getaway (we live 1 hour away) and there are a lot of things to do nearby. We had heard about the flooding from Hurricane Matthew, but figured the higher dune line campsites would be open. Well, only one area was open (H) and several of those sites were unusable due to standing water. We rode our bikes around the whole campground to survey the dry campsites. Unfortunately while all of the dune line sites were useable, the loop roads to get your rig to them were still under as much as 2 feet of water! It is unknown when the water will go down. Interestingly, we did notice a couple of camp hosts in the closed area...with no campers to host! Nice job if you can get it... During check-in we noticed that all of the camp sites are being renumbered and many of them will be made site specific reserved in 2017. That means you can a reserve a specific site and no more first-come-first-served.

Back to our site, we 'cruised' the loop to see what 50 ft sites were still available...and noticed 3 of the 50 ft sites had tents in them! Now I understand the reservations were not site specific, but there were tent sites open...and I can't fit my rig in a tent site! We ended up one of two remaining 50 ft sites right in front of the bath house...negative points. Next the grass is full of sand spurs, very sharp, small burrs that grab onto everything! Shoes, pant legs, water hoses, electrical cords, etc! They also are tracked into your rig and are a painful surprise when bare footed. We don't invite friends with pets to camp here because of these things. They need to be cleaned out...more negative points. Did I mention the bath house? Since our spot was literally in front of the bath house, we had pedestrian traffic trapesing though our campsite at all hours. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
H5
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Great start at First Landing again. We love the specific site reservations with their pilot program. Glad to see they are going to expand the program in 2017. It's great to know exactly the site you have and not to have to rush to get to the campground. We can take our time and leisurely drive knowing we have a specific site with our name on it. We do wish they would repave the campground roads, very rough in places and sometimes tight to squeeze through. Great beach experience again, we love no life guards to "look after us". We are adults and don't need those blasted whistles screaming at every "supposed infraction". Quite a bit of trash around on the beach, I wish people would clean up after themselves, but we all know some people just suck the beauty out of everything. Uncrowded expansive sand is our idea of a perfect beach day. The boardwalk over the dunes to the beach needs desperately to be replaced, and have for ten years now, repairing a few boards a year does not make it feel like a secure structure to walk on as well as getting splinters if you aren't careful. They really catered to day use visitors with day use areas well maintained and patrolled regularly by park police. We like the feeling of being all by yourself most of the time, lots of trees and scrub brush between sites. Sprint cell service at the campground is OK and complimentary Wi-Fi is available at the office. Water and 30 amp electrical service is included at your site and worked well. Trees were abundant to hang out hammocks. Relaxation = Wonderful! Overall a great stay and we will definitely return here again! We camped at First Landing State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Premier state park of Virginia. Sites are as close to the Chesapeake bay as you can get. Shaded site afforded privacy and seclusion. While you can make out sounds of adjoining sites you can't really see anyone. Big difference if you're used to commercial facilities. Extremely competent and friendly staff.

Wonderfully maintained and serviced facility. Due to its popularity this park is extremely hard to get into unless you plan way in advance or use the Notification features on their reservation website. This park is an exceptional value and real natural treasure for Virginia Beach.

Can't wait to return. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
G-26
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Bay side beach is primary draw for these sites.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Great Park. Staff very friendly and helpful. Camping in the dunes. Plenty of room. The place was full but we didn't feel cramped. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Check out the park across the road for hiking, biking and nature.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This park campground is situated right on the beach and is a great experience - very few folks on the beach compared to hotels and resorts. Make reservations soon because it fills fast. This park has both site-specific reserved areas, and first-come first-serve areas, meaning that you can reserve a site, but you pick from the ones available when you arrive.

This park also uses a 20'/30'/50' reservation size protocol, meaning that they give you a site based on your rig/camper LENGTH, not the size of the electrical amperage you need, which might be confusing since most sites have 20/30/50 amp service!

Some of the sites are open and have no shade, and others are WELL shaded, maybe too much. The routes in and out of the campground can also be a little daunting to larger motorhomes, especially those 40' or more.

Showers, bathrooms, and water fountains were all good. Each site has water and electric, but no sewer. Wi-Fi is available at the office only. There are also several boardwalks to the beach. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
H5
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight, Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Easy walk or bike ride to trails, food, and shopping.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

The rate is for a non VA resident. Campground was very nice on northern shore of Virginia Beach. We will definitely go back to this campground, in fact, we were told to book 11 months out and we will do that. This time of year the weather can be iffy but it is worth the chance. Sorry, we will not give out our site number because we feel it was the best in the park! We camped at First Landing State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

There is a paved bike trail across Shore Drive before the cabins.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate was for non-specific site, including the Reserve America fee. Great location just barely inside the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. The beach is about 100-150 yards across the dunes via boardwalks at selected points, and very uncrowded since it's just campers using it. Lots of tent sites, and sites limited to 20 foot & 30 foot RVs, as well as some larger sites. Campground roads might be tight for large rigs, as would some sites, but there were RVs of all types when I was there. A few sites aren't that level, and shade varies considerably, too. Folks who are picky may want to utilize the site-specific reservation option (costs extra). Vegetation separates adjoining sites, but you are rather open to the site directly across the narrow road in some spots. There is a pretty good camp store that stayed open until 11:00 PM when I was there, as well as laundry facilities, and you're only a mile away from a grocery store & drug store just down the road from the park. It's only a short drive to the Virginia Beach oceanfront if that is of interest. Although I did hear helicopters a couple times a day, they weren't that loud unless they flew directly overhead, and that lasted about 30 seconds. They might be more active at other times, but I wouldn't think most people would be bothered. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
G-15
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Citrus, a good breakfast restaurant, is about a mile away just off Shore Drive.

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Review Count: 53
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 25

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites are generally adequate in size. Good spacing and privacy between sites. Pay attention to the recommended maximum lengths on the reservation map when reserving; unlike some campgrounds, they really mean something for this one. Sites are not right on the beach, but rather backed up to dunes. There is access at several points throughout the campground via boardwalks. There are many excellent shaded tent sites. Vegetation along the roads needs to be cut back in the campground. There are many overhanging limbs that scrub the tops and sides of a fifth wheel, motorhome, or class C camper. The roads are laid out in a way that makes it difficult to avoid scratching up your sides and top. Lots to do in the area, and great walks along a part of the beach that doesn't have a lot of public traffic. I would love to camp here again in the future, I just hope they cut back the vegetation along the roads. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
D11
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Bubba's for seafood.

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Review Count: 158
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 37

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $52.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate includes an extra fee for a site specific reservation. Rate is high for a state park. First Landing is not big rig friendly. Roads are narrow and tree branches along the road will scrape a large motorhome (ours is 33'). This is not a good location for an overnight stay as it is a good distance from the main highways. The campground is adjacent to a military facility that has low flying helicopters in the air until 10:00pm. If you overlook all this, First Landing is a very nice park located on the Chesapeake Bay and has miles of hiking trails. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C10
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Its on the beach, but to access the beach you must go to a boardwalk of which there are several. For the most part the ocean is blocked by the dunes which you are prohibited from walking on. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Truck Camper.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We love staying at this campground because of the country feel yet you are still in the city. The sites are spacious with good separation from your neighbor. Water is good and power worked well, but no sewer. We reserved a site this time and that was nice. The staff was friendly and security seemed good especially during the weekend. The price I listed included the reservation fee. Our site was very quite except for local military air traffic but it didn't bother us. We will definitely be staying here again. We camped at First Landing State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
D06
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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