We loved our campsite, and its proximity to the beach boardwalk, but were overrun with biting flies and mosquitoes. I have never had so many bites in my whole life. Seems to be a consistent issue with the summer months - great location, but too many bugs. We won't be back.
Always good, to camp first landing… long boardwalk, peaceful beach and calm water
We arrived here on a wim. We had heard great things about this campground. It's being kind of secluded but still on Virginia Beach. We heard this part of Virginia Beach was beautiful and not over crowded. So we gave it a shot.
It's a beautiful camp ground with tent and RV sites. Some of the sites sit perfectly nestled in trees protected by the elements while others are directly along swampy bug infested areas. We arrived later and our choice on sites just wasn't looking to good. We found what we thought would be a great site and all and all it was but when the sun went down the bugs came out. Excellent facilities here. Very very clean bathrooms and sites. There hiking, biking, swimming and fishing here. Long story short get here early and get yourself a good spot preferably not by the swamp.
Hot. Came in mid August. But so many trees blocked all wind from ocean. If you do not book early could be stuck in one of the many sites sitting directly next to swampy waters. Or looking at fence for military base undergoing construction. Be prepared for bugels and national anthem every morning at 0 800 hours. The beating blades of helicopters at 11pm adds a nice ambiance with the million frogs as well when in deep slumber. I give it 2 stars as the nature center is very nice and has great shows for kiddos. Showers and bathrooms very clean and water is hot. Beach area very nice and peaceful but could be long hike if you get outer site. Have something to haul your gear and kids. Overall, if you are lucky to get one of the very few good sites available would look elsewhere. Maybe off season and when military base moves…..
We went here on our honeymoon and had the best time! The tent sites are mostly succluded with woods around you. The campground is right down the shore from Virginia beach. And you have beach access right in the campground so you don't have to worry about fighting the crowds at the beach, because it's mostly people swimming there from the campground. The facilities are very clean. The park rangers close the bathrooms and showers once a day to clean them! Cleanest camp ground I've been to so far. The staff and Rangers are very friendly. They also have a general store on site incase you need ice or any other necessities. Across the street is a learning center and a bunch of hiking trails. We hiked some and the trails were great. Some of the trails leaded you over marsh and through woods great activity while you are camping there! I love this place and can't wait to go back!
We live on the other side of Virginia, but have enjoyed returning to First Landing whenever we get the chance. We love the fact that we can visit the beach AND camp.
Campsites are within walking distance to the ocean. VA Beach boardwalk is a short drive away. Beach is dog friendly, obviously pick up after your dogs. Park Rangers patrol and help you feel secure without being overbearing. Visitors Center offers lots of info about things to do. Camp store offers firewood and ice as well as odds and ends you might have forgotten. They also have some really nice bathhouses although not all of them have been renovated.
Bring flip flops for the shower and sandals/walking shoes. Bring bug spray.
This is a beautiful park that is very close to the water. As with other Virginia State Parks, the campground is very clean and the facilities are well-maintained. There are lots of trails to walk and bike on and are great for dogs.
Park and campground was clean, pet friendly and I suggest you make a reservation or you might not get a spot. We loved the views and the people around the area where very friendly . Fishing was real good and we found tons of stuff to do and see. We will be back.
The first thing we noticed was this place was clean and I suggest you make a reservation as we did as it books up fast. Pet friendly, great fishing and beautiful views all around. You will find plenty to do and see. We enjoyed this park and will go back again,
Expansive, well mapped, gorgeous, not crowded. Plenty to do: fishing, kayaking, etc. Walk down to the oceanfront if you'd like! Truly serene.