Our Favorite Places to Go and Things to Do, #1-First Landing State Park, Virginia Beach

March 18, 2020

There are so many great activities to do here in Virginia Beach and the surrounding area. On a nice day, one of our most favorite places to go is First Landing State Park (formally know as Seashore State Park). First Landing is located in the northern area of Virginia Beach with park entrances off of Shore Dr. and 64th St. The park is home to approximately 20 miles of trail suitable for hiking, running, or even a leisurely walk. Some sections of trail also allow for biking if that’s what you’re looking for. 

Once inside the park, we find ourselves with no shortage of great actives that we love and enjoy. Trail hiking is at the top of list and our favorite hike is a section of the Cape Henry Trail that runs from the 64th St. entrance to the “Narrows” and the 64th St. boat ramp. Most of the trail is located right alongside Linkhorn Bay and is very scenic from start to finish. I guess anytime we can hike a great trail and see the water at the same time is a “win win” for us. We also really enjoy a chill beach day with our paddle boards and kayaks. First Landing has a small stretch of beach on its southern border located on Linkhorn Bay and is accessible through the 64th St. park entrance. The flat water of the bay is generally calm with no waves to deal with when launching kayaks and paddle boards making this location one of our favorite spots for these activities.  

If you’re visiting from outside the area or even if you are a local looking for something exciting to do on a nice day, we highly recommend checking out First Landing State Park. Hiking, fishing, paddle boarding, kayaking, and nature watching are just a few of the many activities to take advantage of at this amazing state park and why it is one of Our Favorite Places to Go and Things to Do! 

For more information on First Landing State Park please visit;

first-landing-state-park.org