This was our dog's first time to the ocean and we had a blast!
Searching for seashells at sunset
This was our dog's first time to the ocean and we had a blast!

Description

Pets are allowed in all Virginia State Parks. State regulations prohibit pets at designated swim areas and require pets to be confined or kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet and kept under supervision while in the park. Pets are also not allowed in public facilities (bathhouses, visitor centers, park offices, restaurants, etc.) While pets are allowed at False Cape State Park, they are not permitted access through Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge. To avoid potential inconvenience, we ask that you bring proof of current rabies vaccination. This is strongly recommended in Virginia Beach where a rabies alert is in effect. This massive historical park includes an authentic Indian village, 20 miles of walking trails, and a beach that's dog-friendly year round. The park is the site of the first landing of the Jamestown colonists in 1607. Now, as Virginia's most-visited state park, it's a natural oasis in Virginia Beach's urban oceanfront area. The park has 20 miles of trails and 1.5 miles of sandy Chesapeake Bay beach frontage. Offering many recreational and educational activities, it's a great place to explore unusual habitats featuring bald cypress trees, lagoons, rare plants and wildlife, and maritime forest ecology. Cabins, water and electric hook-up campsites, picnic areas, boat ramps and a camp store with bicycle rentals are also available.

Reviews

BringFido Traveler Rating

First Landing State Park Beach has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 7 dog owners on BringFido.

  • More than one year ago.
    Great day at the beach

    WOW -- we got to bring our dog to the beach -- it was AMAZING. We are from NY so we paid $7 to park which is amazing for us. We had access to the beach and the trails. THe beach was great, everyone welcomed our doggie, the sand was great, clean beach, water was perfect. We met other dogs on the beach, all leashed -- it was a great day had by all.

  • More than one year ago.
    Great

    What a great beach! Loved that the pup could be on the beach all day unlike the rest of VA public beaches during the summer. Had a great time and the park is dog friendly. Beaches were clean and quiet!

  • More than one year ago.
    Fun in the sun at the beach for you and your pup

    Our dog had a blast at this beach! Most of the dogs that were there were leashed (which is the rule). Our dog is unsure with some dogs so this was great for us :) we could take him into the ocean and not have to worry about him being attacked by another dog. It was a bit crowded when we went but not so bad that we couldn't find a spot.

  • More than one year ago.
    great

    I have 2 labs that love the water. This beach is great for people with dogs! They are allowed on the beach all day (not just specific times like most of the rest of VA beach). The rules of the beach state they need to be on leash but in generally everyone has the dogs off leash-especially in the water. You do have to pay to get into the park/park (va state park) but it is low cost and if you leave close consider buying a pass. Every time I have gone even on a Saturday in the summer the beach never seems very crowded. Make sure to take bags to clean up waste and know there are no trash cans on the beach but they have trash/recycle/shower areas just on the parking lot side of the dunes.

  • More than one year ago.
    Awesome!!!

    Loved it! And so did my pup. The beach was beautiful and no very crowed which always makes it nice. The water was very cool and refreshing for both of us!

  • More than one year ago.
    first landing of the bulldog!

    dunes with a nice wooden bridge over them lead to an open stretch of beach. went on weekdays around mid day in august and found air and water temps good, beach clean and not very crowded. cost was $4 for the whole car so a very good value. bulldog enjoyed it immensely, playing fetch in the surf, wife n i walked the length of the beach and tired a bulldog out each day. there are trails also but we did not explore them. showers to clean you and your puppy off, bathrooms also and even a visitor's center. definitely 5 bones!

  • More than one year ago.
    first landing of the bulldog!

    dunes with a nice wooden bridge over them lead to an open stretch of beach. went on weekdays around mid day in august and found air and water temps good, beach clean and not very crowded. cost was $4 for the whole car so a very good value. bulldog enjoyed it immensely, playing fetch in the surf, wife n i walked the length of the beach and tired a bulldog out each day. there are trails also but we did not explore them. showers to clean you and your puppy off, bathrooms also and even a visitor's center. definitely 5 bones!

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Traveler Photos

We've dug up 6 pictures of dogs at First Landing State Park Beach for you below. Enjoy!

Swim Lessons!
Hiking!
Say a prayer
This is Heaven
Learning to swim at the beach
Beautiful Sunsets

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