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Old 03-17-2014, 09:30 AM   #1
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Virginia Beach suggestions

Does anyone have any suggestions on where to camp and things to do in the Virginia beach area, also places and activities to stay away from.
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:54 AM   #2
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Can't beat 1st Landing State Park. Right on the bay, with only dunes seperating some of the campsites from the water. Many nature trails allow bicycles, also. We have biked to the boardwalk from there.
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Can't beat 1st Landing State Park. Right on the bay, with only dunes seperating some of the campsites from the water. Many nature trails allow bicycles, also. We have biked to the boardwalk from there.


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Marine Science Museum in Va Beach. Va Beach boardwalk/beach and a nearby amusement park. Norfolk (20-30 mins) has a Maritime Museum and a Battleship next to it, and a waterfront area . Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown are roughly an hour away. Same area (Williamsburg) is Busch Gardens Theme park and a water park (cant remember the name). It all depends on your interests, but in the tidewater area there are tons of things to do. Nature walks, bike rides in dedicated bike lanes. Have fun. No suggestions on camping (unless you are DOD/military or able to use military base camping), I lived there for about 10 years but have been out of the area for 15 years. Have fun
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:46 AM   #5
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Thanks

God, you guys are quick, thanks for some great information.
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Old 03-17-2014, 11:08 AM   #6
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Davylee do you know of any DOD camp grounds around Virgina beach?
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First Landing State Park is, as was said earlier, your best choice, but it is very popular and hard to get into during the summer. First Landing State Park It has a wonderful maritime forest and nature area with a bike trail that dumps you out in downtown Va. Beach. It is close to some of the best seafood restaurants in the area. It's beach looks out on the entrance to Hampton Roads and the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay so ship watching is a great way to spend a day at the beach.
South of Va. Beach on General Booth Blvd. are Holiday Trav-l- Park.
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and the KOA Virginia Beach KOA | Camping in Virginia | KOA Campgrounds
I prefer the travel park because there is a back road out to a market and a bicycle path that takes you to the oceanfront (right past the aquarium). However, as you might suspect, in either of these you will be packed in cheek-by-jowl with your thousand new best friends and their lovely children.
Try for First Landing.

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Davylee do you know of any DOD camp grounds around Virgina beach?
There are lots of them. The one at Fort Monroe is in private hands as the fort was decomissioned, but there is one at Dam Neck (Sea Mist Campground) right on the beach.
Go here https://www.google.com/webhp?hl=en&s...ounds+virginia

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Military Campground website

Best military campground website hands down is militarycampgrounds.us

If you have access to military campgrounds, this is an invaluable resource!
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This will be our second time to Holiday travel, this place fills quickly, we reserved 2 weeks ago and they run out of sites quick, we go around mid July. Great place, lots of parties, if you like that, also is big enough to get away and get some quiet sites. They also have a beachfront parking lot free of charge to use.
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