There Are Remnants Of A Shipwrecked Colony From The 18th Century At This State Park In Virginia

Before planes, trains, and automobiles, travel by boat was the most common. Being a coastal state, Virginia was the destination for many a trip across the Atlantic. Unfortunately, however, not all such trips were successful. Due to the rough and unpredictable Atlantic waves, many ships met a tragic end at sea. Remnants of one such shipwrecked settlement can still be seen today in the haunting and abandoned ghost town of Wash Woods at False Cape State Park. Continue reading to learn more about this tragic yet fascinating history.

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Did you know about the Wash Woods Settlement at False Cape State Park? Have you explored this area of Virginia? If so, we’d be curious to hear about your adventures! Feel free to leave a comment below. And while you’re in the area, you might also be tempted to explore Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge — a true hidden gem in Virginia.

False Cape Park is a bit difficult to get to, but fortunately, Virginia State Parks has put together a wonderful overview of the area as well as its history. Watch the footage below for an in-depth guide!

Address: False Cape State Park, 4001 Sandpiper Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456, USA