Virginia August 27, 2016
4 Spectacular Spots In Virginia Where You Can Camp Right On The Beach
Here in Virginia, we love our beaches. It’s not lost on us that folks from other states have to travel miles and miles to see any sort of coastline while we’ve got access right in our own backyard (or at most a few hours away). There’s nothing more picturesque than a day spent on the shore, watching the waves and soaking up some sun. But if you haven’t experienced the beach at night, there’s no better way to get started than by trying out some of the state’s unique beach-front camping spots. Here’s a list to get you started.
1. False Cape State Park (Virginia Beach)
False Cape State Park has over 1,700 campsites to choose from. Some of these are primitive while others include more comfortable accommodations. No matter where you choose to stay, you can rest assured that the views will be spectacular. Primitive camping is open all year round.
2. Kiptopeke State Park (Cape Charles)
This eastern shore gem provides access to the pristine waters of the Chesapeake Bay. In addition to coastal campsites, campers will have the unique ability to observe some of the area's wildlife, particularly the migratory birds. This spot offers traditional tent sites as well as yurts and cabins, as photographed above.
3. First Landing State Park (Virginia Beach)
A visit to First Landing State Park is a visit to the site of Virginia's earliest history. Aptly named, First Landing is the site where the Virginia settlers first arrived to the state. First Landing is an incredibly popular site among visitors to Virginia Beach, but the campgrounds will provide something of an oasis from the crowds. Visitors can enjoy nearby attractions, trails, and other fun activities.
4. North Landing Beach (Virginia Beach)
North Landing Beach provides a riverfront camping experience that will still evoke the sense of being at the beach. This breathtaking area is just 20 miles from Virginia Beach and provides all kinds of waterfront activities. There are also two inlets for boating. Campers will enjoy this private beach, which accommodates both tents and RVs. Watching the sun dip behind the water will be the perfect end to an activity-filled day.
Do you know of any other beachfront campsites that might have missed the list? Be sure to share them with us! If you’re looking for more campsites, be sure to check out these
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