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.
Stayed a few days in July. It was warm and were caught in a good thunderstorm our first night which dropped several inches of much needed rain. Campground is coastal so the water took a bit to drain away. Some campsites seems to have water concerns but we were high and dry. Just like camping anywhere, keep your tent on the high ground. Staff was very friendly and the facilities had increased cleaning due to the COVID and Phase III in VA. Our site was a 30' EW as we brought our pop up camper and were very pleased. We were secluded from the other sites by trees and had plenty of shade. Camp store was well stocked. Access to the beach was great. Easy walk from the campsite to one of three boardwalk style access bridges which had rise showers for when you return. Heard great things from others about the hiking trails. We will return to check those out.
One of my favorites. Nice and close to beach, restaurants (hot tuna) (shore break). 7 eleven close by for ice and late night ice cream. Negatives, they need electric and ac in the yurts. Overall good.
Went here last week and had a lot of fun. The beach was awesome! There were few enough people on the beach where social distancing is absolutely doable depending on which section of the beach you're on. My only complaints would be that our campsite was directly across from a busy road and most of the campsites are within feet of each other. So if you're looking for solitude then this isn't the place for you. But for what I was looking for, which primarily was just anything with toilet access and showers next to a beach, then you'll enjoy this place.
This place was really nice and right on the beach. We got there and the area was fairly clean. There was dog food and smoke butts on one side of the campsite we had. Other then the bugs that would not stop even with bug spray we had a really nice time. The beach was private, so not a whole lot of people. The rangers were also very nice and helpful. The shower/toilet facilities were very clean and up to par. The only thing for you to remember, lock your stuff up at night. We were there one night and there was two pocketbooks stolen and a handgun. So just be smart about your stuff. All in all, would go again.
This family friendly state park and campsite is nestled between the southern shore of the Chesapeake Bay and Shore Drive. Campsites accommodate a range of options from yurts, tents, and RVs. You’ll find locals coming here during the day to access the long sandy Bay side beach, which has gentle waves (perfect for little kids), paddle boarding, etc.
Campers park for free. Sites come in a wide range of shapes, shade, etc. If you are coming to tent camp, you want to choose sites as close to the Bay as possible. Shore Drive runs literally along the south side of this campsite. The road is very active all day and night as a military base is next door to the park.
There are no waterfront sites, but you won’t walk far from your site to the beach or bath houses. We had a two minute walk to the beach from site #14 and a 90-second walk to the bath house- just to give you perspective.
The campsite map on their site isn’t drawn to scale, so keep that in mind. There are tons of hiking/biking trails within the park, plenty of beach access, and a quick 15 minute drive to the Virginia Beach beaches. The Park Store wasn’t open during our stay but ice and firewood can be purchased in the store or office under normal circumstances.
Overall this is a fantastic park to camp in with lots of local options for stores, food, attractions, etc. This is not a quiet or isolated campground, so if you’re looking for that bring your earplugs :)
Great place. Very close to Virginia Beach city limits, but you would never know it. Grounds are all throughout dunes with decent distance from other campers. The beach is a 3 minute walk from most sites.
Very quiet getaway for Hampton roads
Wether you are on the Chesapeake bay side
Or on the broad bay side
Which gives a sort of nostalgic cove feeling to it
It’s the go to Weekend getaway
Campsites Cabins Trails Beaches With people living around the broad Bay Area And people coming in through the front gates themselves There’s a very strong feeling of community within this place Enough people to multiply the fun But not beyond a point that feels crowded And all this is just within its limits ! Right outside this parks limits are the cities amenities and pleasures to be enjoyed via a very short commute (about 10 min or less) *Incase someone forgets the s’mores :) *
We were in site 156 which was right near a boardwalk and a bathhouse. I went right after Virginia State Parks opened up again after the lockdown. It was on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend. We arrived around 4:30 ish but the office was closed. We were told to go to the kiosk for late self-checkin. Everything was organized and ready.
Our site was good but be warned if you go to the southern side of the park near the beach that you will be very close to a US military base called Fort Story. You may hear occasional machine guns and artillery. You will also hear reveille in the morning. It was not terribly bad.
As we went there when not many people were venturing out, I personally found that this campground was quite private and it was simple to social distance. I saw 2 nearby campers but did not see a soul at their campsite or on the beach, albeit I was only there for 1 day and there was rain that evening.
I’d like to go back to this campground but further on the beach to the north. The sites and beach were clean. The park personnel were polite and not annoying.
Perhaps next summer for a longer visit.
It is super accessible, has a great beach, snack shop/store and facilities. We live IN Virginia Beach but still crash here every so often just to get outside for the night. Its a great spot for a family w/ kids. They can ride their bikes around safely.
GREAT spot to bring a boat/kayaks etc…
Can't beat a campsite on the beach surrounded by history. This is my favorite local campsite.
Tip: this is the most northern place to see Spanish Moss