Explore State Parks Around Hampton Roads

couple hiking in state parks around Hampton Roads

History is not the only thing that fills the Hampton Roads area. It is also home to a handful of state parks. If you call Waypoint Apartments home, you can explore the state parks around Hampton Roads at your leisure and enjoy the natural beauty of Virginia. Here are a few of our favorite destinations.

State Parks Around Hampton Roads

First Landing

First Landing State Park is on Shore Drive in Virginia Beach. It offers cabin camping along a 1.5 mile stretch of the beach if you’re feeling adventurous. The park allows swimming in the Chesapeake Bay, though it is important to note that there are no lifeguards in the area. If you’d prefer to stay on dry land, enjoy a variety of trails through the calm landscape. There is also a picnic shelter for rent if you’d like to host a party or special event.

False Cape

Does the idea of exploring a primitive area appeal to your family? Then check out False Cape State Park, located between the Back Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Visiting this state park also gives you access to the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

Keep in mind, you’re not allowed to drive into this park. Rather, you reach it by going through the wildlife refuge. There is a dedicated tram to transport you to the park. It leaves from Sandpiper Road in Virginia Beach.

York River State Park

York River is in Williamsburg. It offers visitors the unique chance to explore saltwater and freshwater environments. There are over thirty miles of trails to enjoy while exploring the area. This park does not offer overnight camping and is open from 8 AM until dusk. Swimming is not allowed, but it is a great place to explore by boat.


There are many more state parks around Hampton Roads. These are three examples of what awaits you on your next outdoor adventure.

For more information about the area, please contact us! We look forward to answering all your questions.

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