First Landing State Park is located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The 2,888 acre park is bordered by the Chesapeake Bay and features a number of different terrains and environments including a beach, wooded areas, and marshes. The park features a visitor center, a tent camping area, cabins, picnic shelters, hiking and biking trails, swimming at the beach, and other amenities.
We sometimes hold the retreat in the cabins, but this year we are camping.
All cabins have AC and heat, a fireplace, a deck, a screened porch, and an outside grill. The kitchen comes equipped with a refrigerator, stove, coffeemaker, a microwave, dishes, and so forth. The bathroom features a shower with hot and cold running water. Each cabin has two bedrooms with one full bed, and two bunk beds. There's room for at least six people to stay overnight and if we have more, we can always rent cots or make room for sleeping bags.
We will be reserving one campsite specifically as a communal area for the retreat this year. Many activities will take place at the main campsite, but we will also be visiting other areas of the park such as the beach, nature trails, and so on. The campsite number will be listed on our web page as we get closer to April. Attendees are encourage to reserve a campsite through the park, but day trippers are more than welcome.
If you'd like to camp, reserve your own cabin, or bring an RV, you are welcome to reserve a cabin directly from First Landing State Park or by calling (800) 933-PARK.
Campsites and RV sites are on the beach side of the park. Each campsite includes a fire pit / grill and a picnic table. Two tents and two cars are allowed per campsite. Some campsites have water and electrical hookups. There are several public restrooms with showers with hot and cold running water throughout the park.
Day trippers are welcome. Out of town folks are welcome to reserve their own cabin, campsite, or RV site in the park or stay in a nearby hotel.
Day trippers are responsible for any parking fees imposed by the park. The park usually charges a parking fee of approximately $10 a day at the front gate when you enter the park.
Average temperatures for Virginia Beach in late April typically range from 52 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit.
The address is 2500 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23541. (Additional directions)
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