Set amid the very land settled by English colonists in 1607, First Landing State Park provides a lovely natural landscape for outdoor recreation in Virginia Beach. Most popular for hiking, swimming, boating, hunting, fishing and more, First Landing State Park is much more than a typical Virginia Beach park.
Imbued with history, the park provides a host of unique recreational and educational activities, where guests can explore a maritime forest, lagoons, bald cypress swamps, and rare flora and fauna. There are also a number of historical and educational exhibits available at the Chesapeake Bay Center located on the park grounds, all within a short distance of our oceanfront hotel on the northern end of Virginia Beach.
The park provides various guided and self-guided programs that cover beach walks, crabbing, nature hikes, junior rangers, and other environmental education programs.