Places to Camp near Virginia Beach, VA

Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay are some of the best camping locations in Virginia. Near Virginia Beach, VA, camping by the beach gives you easy access to water activities that include catching a glimpse of marine life like sea turtles, sharks, and stingrays. The oceanside city is the ideal place to gather any supplies you need before heading to your campsite. Campgrounds by Fort Story let campers walk, boat, or drive up to campsites. RVers will also find all of the necessary amenities for their vehicles. Spend some time on the beach, tour the fort, and don’t forget to stop by the historic lighthouse.

Best Camping Sites Near Virginia Beach, VA (52)

    Camper-submitted photo from First Landing State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from First Landing State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from First Landing State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from First Landing State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from First Landing State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from First Landing State Park Campground

    1.

    First Landing State Park Campground

    111 Reviews
    331 Photos
    644 Saves
    Virginia Beach, Virginia

    First Landing State park camping site type:

    EW-20ft: Electric/water site for tents, pop-ups and RVs up to 20 feet long. Each campsite has a picnic table and fire-grill. Bathhouse with hot showers. 20-amp service.

    EW-30ft: Electric/water site for tents, pop-ups, RVs up to 30 feet length. Each campsite has a picnic table and fire-grill. Bathhouse with hot showers. 20, 30 and 50-amp service.

    EW-50ft: Electric/Water site for RVs only 32-50 feet in length. Each campsite has a picnic table and fire-grill. Bathhouse with hot showers. 20, 30 and 50-amp service.

    Std-20ft: No electric/water on this site. Accommodates tents, pop-ups and RVs up to 20 feet in length. Each campsite has a picnic table and fire-grill. Bathhouse with hot showers.

    Sites 44 - 65: Group Campground - No electric/water on these sites. Three-site minimum purchase required. Each campsite has a picnic table and fire-grill. Bathhouse with hot showers. Good for tents. Group camp area - site specific; maximum six people per site. A large shelter, which is available to only group campers, may be rented.

    Each yurt has a large wooden deck, two picnic tables, a pedestal grill and a fire ring with cooking grate. Reservations are required. Parking for two vehicles is allowed for each yurt. Those with additional vehicles must pay the daily parking fee and park in available overflow spaces in the campground.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $28 - $40 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Holiday Trav-L-Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Holiday Trav-L-Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Holiday Trav-L-Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Holiday Trav-L-Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Holiday Trav-L-Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Holiday Trav-L-Park

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    Holiday Trav-L-Park

    44 Reviews
    51 Photos
    100 Saves
    Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Welcome to Holiday Trav-l-Park in Virginia Beach! Our sites, amenities and activities offer something for every person in the family along with every type of camper from tent to motorhome. On top of that, getting to the beach is a breeze – we are the closest campground to the resort area with a parking lot 1 block off the beach for our guests, take the seasonal city trolley or ride your bike to the beach.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $25 - $92 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Virginia Beach KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Virginia Beach KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Virginia Beach KOA
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    Camper-submitted photo from Virginia Beach KOA

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    Virginia Beach KOA

    32 Reviews
    93 Photos
    161 Saves
    Virginia Beach, Virginia

    At Virginia Beach KOA Holiday®, we make it easy to try it all! We're your perfect base camp to enjoy the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean, Chesapeake Bay, iconic three-mile Boardwalk and many local area attractions. Relax and have fun with your family and friends in the great outdoors at our beautiful campground, full of amenities and fun-filled activities for all ages.

    Cabin, RV and Tent Camping in Virginia Beach

    Our Virginia beach campgrounds have experiences to suit every kind of camper. Whether you prefer the comfort of glamping in one of our Deluxe Cabins, or a more rustic, outdoorsy experience, you'll feel right at home at Virginia Beach KOA Holiday®. We even have big-rig access and tons of great RV-friendly amenities so that we can serve as your local Virginia Beach RV resort. Our fully furnished Deluxe Cabins offer a luxurious, yet cozy, atmosphere complete with bathrooms, kitchen supplies, comfy beds, linens and a big screen TV. Or try our Camping Cabins for a rustic feel, yet with the convenience of electricity, beds and air conditioning. Park your RV at our Pull-Thru RV Sites with KOA Patio®, all with free cable and Wi-Fi. Or pitch a tent and enjoy a traditional camping experience. Whatever accommodation you choose, you can rest assured you will enjoy your stay in this beautiful location.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Kiptopeke State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Kiptopeke State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Kiptopeke State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Kiptopeke State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Kiptopeke State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Kiptopeke State Park Campground

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    Kiptopeke State Park Campground

    52 Reviews
    178 Photos
    326 Saves
    Townsend, Virginia

    Welcome to Kiptopeke State Park Campground, nestled near Cape Charles, VA. This spot is a gem for anyone looking to enjoy the great outdoors with a touch of comfort. The campground is open year-round and offers a variety of accommodations, including tent sites, RV spots, cabins, glamping options, and even yurts.

    One of the standout features here is the beach access. Visitors rave about the beautiful beaches, perfect for a day of swimming, fishing, or just soaking up the sun. There's even a separate dog-friendly beach, so your furry friends can join in on the fun. The campground is also big rig friendly, making it a great choice for RV travelers.

    If you're into hiking, you'll find some decent trails to explore. The park's trails are well-marked and maintained, offering a peaceful escape into nature. And don't forget to bring your bug spray—some campers have mentioned that the bugs can be a bit pesky.

    For those who enjoy a bit of history and unique sights, the old ships in the area are a must-see. They add a touch of intrigue to your visit and are a hit with both kids and adults.

    Amenities here are top-notch. You'll find clean bathrooms and showers, electric and sewer hookups, and even a market for any last-minute supplies. Campfires are allowed, so you can enjoy a cozy evening under the stars.

    Overall, Kiptopeke State Park Campground offers a blend of natural beauty and convenient amenities, making it a fantastic spot for a getaway. Whether you're here for the beach, the trails, or just some peace and quiet, you're in for a treat.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $30 - $47 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Sun Outdoors Cape Charles
    Camper-submitted photo from Sun Outdoors Cape Charles
    Camper-submitted photo from Sun Outdoors Cape Charles
    Camper-submitted photo from Sun Outdoors Cape Charles
    Camper-submitted photo from Sun Outdoors Cape Charles
    Camper-submitted photo from Sun Outdoors Cape Charles

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    Sun Outdoors Cape Charles

    37 Reviews
    88 Photos
    286 Saves
    Cape Charles, Virginia

    At Cherrystone you'll find over 300 acres of natural waterfront on the Chesapeake Bay with over 700 sites, many shaded by tall trees. Our many features makes for great camping near Virginia Beach - including camping cabins, on-site camper rentals, five swimming pools, four fishing piers, beautiful beach, large dog park and their very own dog beach, newly renovated Cafe/Lounge, a well-stocked General Store and the Bait and Tackle Shop. Our waterfront location will delight you with breathtaking sunsets, wildlife and a wide variety of birds. And don't forget all that there is to do! Throughout the season, we have themed weekends and plenty of planned activities for the entire family including fishing and crabbing, taking full advantage of the beautiful Chesapeake Bay!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from North Bayshore Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from North Bayshore Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from North Bayshore Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from North Bayshore Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from North Bayshore Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from North Bayshore Campground

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    North Bayshore Campground

    11 Reviews
    31 Photos
    158 Saves
    Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Bayshore campground offers a quiet setting away from busy highways with access Back Bay and surrounded by the protected Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

    Amenities:

    -Cabin’s and Pop-up rental available.

    -Water, Electric & WiFi at most sites

    -Private showers and Bathroom stalls

    -Swimming pool (Seasonal)

    -Recreation Hall (Foosball, Pool, Air Hockey,Ping Pong, Cable TV)

    -Playground (Volleyball, Swings, Play-sets, Basketball & More)

    -Picnic tables, Fire Pits & Grills available

    -Fresh water fishing from our canals

    -Boat ramp & Dumping Station (Free for registered guest

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $55 - $85 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from North Landing Beach
    Camper-submitted photo from North Landing Beach
    Camper-submitted photo from North Landing Beach
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    Camper-submitted photo from North Landing Beach
    Camper-submitted photo from North Landing Beach

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    North Landing Beach

    15 Reviews
    40 Photos
    169 Saves
    Knotts Island, North Carolina

    If you haven’t experienced Virginia Beach Camping, get ready for an amazing experience at North Landing Campground RV Resort & Cottages. From RV sites to cottage rentals, North Landing Beach RV Resort & Cottages has it all!!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from False Cape State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from False Cape State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from False Cape State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from False Cape State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from False Cape State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from False Cape State Park Campground

    8.

    False Cape State Park Campground

    11 Reviews
    63 Photos
    329 Saves
    Knotts Island, North Carolina

    Primitive camping year-round. No cabins. The park does not offer same-day reservations. For information on the availability of overnight accommodations and particular amenities or to make a reservation, call (800) 933-PARK.

    All campers must receive their confirmation letter and information packet before camping at this park. Carefully and thoroughly read the information you receive. False Cape is unusual and can be unpleasant for those who are unprepared. The packet is generally sent via email, but if you need it sent by postal mail, be sure to allow enough time to receive it. No exceptions. All overnight guests must bring two copies of their confirmation letter. One must be placed on the dashboard of their vehicle; the other clipped to the site marker.

    Because False Cape is very primitive and has unusually restrictive access, reservations are not available online. For safety's sake, please take the time to carefully read and follow the information below.

    Parking is never available at Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge for overnight guests. Campers must instead park at the Little Island City Park, leave a copy of their confirmation letter on the dashboard, and walk from five to nine miles through Back Bay Refuge to the park’s campsites. Pets are not allowed access to the park through the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge. See below for more information. Beach camping is subject to tides. During significant high tide events, the park may close the campsites. All park guests are subject to Back Bay Refuge and Little Island City Park's rules and regulations. Campers must be out of the refuge before sunset when arriving and departing False Cape State Park. Be prepared for biting insects during summer. They are very common. Little Island City Park in Virginia Beach - the place from which most visitors depart to False Cape - is closed on New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, at noon the day prior to Thanksgiving Day, on Thanksgiving Day, at noon on Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day. On days when the lot is closed, False Cape staff will meet incoming and outgoing campers at 1 p.m. sharp to let current campers depart and incoming campers enter with enough time to hike, bike and set up camp before nightfall (about 5 p.m.)

    • Pets
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • Tents
    • Market

    $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Cape Charles / Chesapeake Bay KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Cape Charles / Chesapeake Bay KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Cape Charles / Chesapeake Bay KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Cape Charles / Chesapeake Bay KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Cape Charles / Chesapeake Bay KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Cape Charles / Chesapeake Bay KOA

    9.

    Cape Charles / Chesapeake Bay KOA

    12 Reviews
    27 Photos
    119 Saves
    Townsend, Virginia

    Welcome to Cape Charles / Chesapeake Bay KOA in Virginia! This spot is a fantastic choice for anyone looking to enjoy a mix of beach vibes and camping comforts. The campground is open from May 1st to November 30th, giving you a good chunk of the year to plan your visit.

    One of the standout features here is the beachfront access. The beach is clean and offers a beautiful view of the Chesapeake Bay, perfect for a relaxing day by the water. If you have pets, you'll be happy to know there's a separate dog beach where your furry friends can run free and enjoy the waves.

    The campground offers a variety of accommodations, including tent sites, RV spots, cabins, glamping options, and even yurts. The sites are generally well-maintained and spacious, though some visitors have noted that they can be a bit close together. Make sure to bring some shade, as there isn't much natural cover.

    Amenities include electric and water hookups, showers, toilets, and a sanitary dump station. There's also a camp store where you can rent golf carts, which many visitors recommend for getting around the large campground. The restaurant on-site, Jackspot, is a hit for its snacks and drinks, and you can even order online and pick up your food.

    For families, there's plenty to keep the kids entertained, from a playground to a pool area (though it may be closed in the off-season). The bathhouses are clean and well-kept, making your stay more comfortable.

    If you're looking to explore beyond the campground, downtown Cape Charles is just a short drive away, offering shopping, dining, and more. For those interested in fishing or crabbing, you can do so right at the resort or head over to nearby Kiptopeke Park.

    Overall, Cape Charles / Chesapeake Bay KOA offers a blend of relaxation and convenience, making it a great spot for both seasoned campers and newcomers alike.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from The Colonies RV and Travel Park
    Camper-submitted photo from The Colonies RV and Travel Park
    Camper-submitted photo from The Colonies RV and Travel Park
    Camper-submitted photo from The Colonies RV and Travel Park
    Camper-submitted photo from The Colonies RV and Travel Park
    Camper-submitted photo from The Colonies RV and Travel Park

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    The Colonies RV and Travel Park

    11 Reviews
    51 Photos
    132 Saves
    Hampton, Virginia

    The Colonies RV & Travel Park is located in a historic and scenic setting on Fort Monroe National Monument. 14 full-service camping sites with 30/50 amps and paved pads. We also offer nine sites with 30 amps, electricity, and water. Tent Sites by reservation or walk-in. Enjoy rich history, gorgeous scenery, an abundance of activities all surrounded by water, and magnificently unspoiled beaches. So avoid the crowds on your next trip, and visit one of America’s best-kept secrets.

    24-Hour Laundry Facility
    Bicycle Rentals
    Club House – Full Kitchen, TV Room, Bathroom
    Country Store – Gifts, Beach Necessities, RV Supplies
    Picnic Tables
    Cornhole, Pickleball Court, and Volleyball rental
    Charcoal/Gas Grill rentals (Delivered to Site)
    Fire Pit rental and purchase, wood delivered to site
    Bath House with restrooms and showers
    Pavilion Rentals
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $25 - $59 / night

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which is the most popular campground near Virginia Beach, VA?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Virginia Beach, VA is First Landing State Park Campground with a 4.4-star rating from 111 reviews.

What parks are near Virginia Beach, VA?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 7 parks near Virginia Beach, VA that allow camping, notably Assateague Island National Seashore and Cape Lookout National Seashore.