We’ve been camping for several years and just discovered first Landing this year; it’s quickly become one of our favorites. We’ve stayed at sites 167 and 168 (pictured). The interior sites are shaded and have huge, sprawling trees that are great for energetic kids to climb, and hang hammocks. They also provide nice separation between sites for a more private experience. The sites along the beach have little to no shade; the sites at the bottom of the loop (along Shore Drive) are very close to the road. There is a fence separating the road from the park, but it is a main road and you will be able to hear traffic all night. The beach is clean and big and the water is calm and shallow (3’-4’) very far out. It is a long walk across the boardwalk so if you’re bringing chairs/canopy/floats/toys you’ll want to have a beach wagon/buggy as well. The bathrooms/showers are clean and some of them have a parking space or two. The campground is big so you may find yourself driving more than you’d like if you don’t bring bikes. The rest of the park (and cabins) are across the main road from the campground. The trail from the parking lot to the visitor center is paved and an easy walk/bike ride through cypress trees/swamp. If it hasn’t rained in awhile and the cypress mold is undisturbed on the water you’ll be able to see the rainbow sheen on the water. At the end of the trail next to the visitor center parking lot is an Indian grave; in 1997, 64 Chesapeake Indians received a ceremonial reburial by the Nansemond tribe.
We have stayed here three years in a row! Wonderful beach camping! Wonderful shower facilities. And love watching all the Naval ships!
Great campground for couples or family. Beach is awesome, not crowded at all. We love it and visit every year. Hi
Clean, cool environment. Low trees provide some shade. 30 second walk to the ocean.
We stayed 3 nights in W/E Back In, Site 141, mostly hard packed sand surrounded by trees. The angle is a little weird to back into, but the site itself is nice and feels private. The fire ring and picnic table (old and wood) is at the very back of the site. A pretty nasty storm rolled through one night and the trees actually provided a little protection.
My family and I really enjoy camping at First Landing. Its close to Virginia Beach. Nice and quiet beach right there at the park and good hiking trails.
Nice sites. EZ access to the Bay beach. Not a lot of privacy. Close to the beach area. Many restaurants & stores close by.
Beautiful park right next to the ocean. Dogs loved it and no one complained about dogs being on the beach. Will definitely be returning. Bathrooms were not the worst but definitely not the best .
Great place to hike! I really like how you’re able to go from the woods to the water! The ranger station has a lot of neat things to look at about animals and the trail maps are really nice!
We stayed here 3 nights during spring break (March). There is privacy and quiet beachside camping all over with tons of activities to see and do. We went to Nauticus, toured the Norfolk Naval base, visited Jamestown, Williamsburg, Yorktown, hiked trails across from the campground and visited the lighthouse Cape Henry. Each site has a fire ring and picnic table. I didn’t use the bathhouses but I liked that they were nearby and provided recycling bins. The staff were friendly and helpful. I would return in warmer months and highly recommend our site near the Godspeed boardwalk, 188.