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  1. #1
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    Va Beach Camping/ Surf

    Anybody stay at First Landing State Park in Va Beach? Looks like its a fairly popular spot just reading reviews online (probably a bit too popular once the weather warms up). Very close to any surf spot in va beach/ sandbridge though. My brother and I are from northern virginia and are looking to get back in to surfing after a few landlocked years. Camping and surfing would be a weekend trip. Any input on where to stay is appreciated!

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    It's all right. My family camped there in tents several years ago. The restroom/shower facilities had been recently renovated. There are also cabins. First Landing SP is at the lower/southern end of Chesapeake Bay and adjacent to Cape Henry and Fort Story. I believe that reservations must be made through the VA State Park WEB site.
    There are also a couple of KOAs in VB, as well as one or two privately run campgrounds off of Sandbridge Road.

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    Thanks! Ill have to try to find the sandbridge spots. That sounds like it may be a much better location.

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    Lightbulb Plan b

    Quote Originally Posted by washed up nova View Post
    Anybody stay at First Landing State Park in Va Beach? Looks like its a fairly popular spot just reading reviews online (probably a bit too popular once the weather warms up). Very close to any surf spot in va beach/ sandbridge though. My brother and I are from northern virginia and are looking to get back in to surfing after a few landlocked years. Camping and surfing would be a weekend trip. Any input on where to stay is appreciated!
    also give a thought to chincoteague - more swell, less crowd, prob cheaper to camp. beware
    feral cats in maddox campground…also higher tides detrimental to surf. the new visitor center
    is boss especially the pic w/the warden and his birdshot tattoo..

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    If you have a boat, Cherrystone on the eastern shore. you can boat out to fishermans island.
    1st landing is 5 minutes from the N end of VB but the waves have sucked this year.

    False Cape, on the other hand, breaks when nowhere else is. There's wilderness camping and a tram that runs occasionally.

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    Go further South to Hatteras or North on the Eastern Shore... VB blows... traveling there for surf makes no sense.

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    Kinda gots to agree with SiS. If you're taking a shot in the dark and planning a camping trip for surf, best bet is down at the cape point in hatteras.

    VA breaks like 6 days of the year where it's actually worth paddling out. And that's a good year. So you have better odds of winning the lottery than rolling to the beach randomly and getting on a decent wave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stranded in Smithfield View Post
    Go further South to Hatteras or North on the Eastern Shore... VB blows... traveling there for surf makes no sense.
    I agree with the is X2! Va Beach groups are ridiculous and the surf sucks. 1st street, everyone there thinks they're professional. good luck with that. I would say ES or OBX. I personally have had many good sessions from Chincoteague to Assateague

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    Ya dude, I camped there- As far as a camp site- it's awesome! But easiest surf spot is VA beach- which is a good drive.. Plus you gotta go over the super long bridge and you gotta pay each time! If your looking to camp- it's cool I guess...

    If you want to surf the KOA just south of va beach is really nice- like updated bathrooms and stuff. If you like rough camping there is a site - i think it's a state camp site? Just at the north tip of va beach.

    BUT if you really want the full experience- head straight to Belmar,NJ- best waves on the east coast- perfect for learning plus the crowd is cool!!

    #fullexperianceinbelmar

  10. #10
    with any luck you can time it right and catch the grand opening of a chic fil a and camp out there. Shoot, that might even land you free chicken for a year. The surf is so-so. Bring your log. Actually, no, I think you meant to ask this about the outer banks, where there are campgrounds and waves.

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