Enjoy your time at the most visited state park in Virginia.
First Landing State Park has it all. Featuring beaches, boardwalks, hiking trails, campsites, and cabins, there is so much to do here. It was named "first landing: because of the first English settlers that sailed to America in 1607. Their small ships were called the Discovery, the Susan Constant, and the Godspeed. You can visit for the day by purchasing a $4 ticket during the week. Admission is $5 on the weekends. The park grounds are open from 8 am to dusk.
The beach is 1 1/4-miles long, and there are 4 boardwalks to the beach. It is highly encouraged to stay on the boardwalks so that the surrounding dunes do not erode. This is a great place for hikers too. It has 9 different trails to explore, including a bike trail. You will also find picnic areas, boat ramps, and bicycle rentals available. The park has a campground with 200 sites, some with full hookups for RVs. All tent sites are in a wooded area, and there are several restrooms and showers located throughout the campground. Leashed pets are allowed; however, there is an added fee if you bring them to camp within the state park.