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False Cape State Park
  • 4001 Sandpiper Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
  • P: (757) 426-7128
  • District: Sandbridge
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This 4,321-acre area is a mile-wide barrier spit between Back Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, in the extreme southeast corner of Virginia Beach. It has 6 miles of unspoiled beaches, 12 primitive campsites, and 9 miles of hiking/biking trails. Access is through Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and is limited to hiking, biking, or boating. The park also features an extensive environmental educational program in one of the last undistributed coastal environments on the East Coast. Thousands of passengers enjoy a tram tour which leaves Little Island City Park in Sandbridge and follows the west bike trail through Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge to False Cape State Park. For more information on the tram tours call 757-426-3643.
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False Cape Outdoor Adventures!
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False Cape Outdoor Adventures are fun based programs available to families, scout groups, friends, or other organizations, no...

Pollinator Gardening
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April 20, 2019

Help False Cape protect our pollinators. Pollinators are a vital part of any ecosystem and there is a lot we can do to help...

Spring Break 2019
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April 13, 2019 - April 28, 2019

Don't miss out on the exciting events happening during False Cape's Spring Break. There are so many options to get outside and...

Early Bird Paddlers
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Dates vary between April 7, 2019 - April 28, 2019

Join us as we paddle the wildlife-packed scenic Back Bay. Back Bay is a slow-moving scenic watershed that meanders along...

Wild Women Weekend
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April 26, 2019

Experience the wilderness of Virginia Beach
Open the door to all your senses by getting away and reconnecting...

Sunset on Back Bay
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Dates vary between May 4, 2019 - August 30, 2019

This is a 2 hour kayak tour that launches from False Cape State Park. We will take a leisurely paddle along the beautiful Back Bay...

Sunset on Back Bay
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Dates vary between May 4, 2019 - September 7, 2019

This is a 2-hour kayak tour that launches from False Cape State Park. We will take a leisurely paddle along the beautiful Back Bay...

Art in the Park- Sunset Photography
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May 8, 2019

ATTENTION PHOTOGRAPHERS
Would you like a chance to photograph some of the best sunsets on Back Bay. Concerned how you would...

Night Eyes- Owl Prowl
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Dates vary between April 13, 2019 - October 30, 2019

Experience False Cape at night. Journey through scenic Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge to the heart of False Cape State Park to...

Moonlight Kayak Tours
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Dates vary between May 18, 2019 - September 14, 2019

Join park staff for a moonlit tour. Relax as you paddle your way through the unspoiled natural areas surrounding Back Bay. Paddle...

National Kids to Parks Day- Archery Adventure
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May 18, 2019

Celebrate National Kids to Park Day by learning archery. False Cape has two new archery ranges for you to learn and test your...

Friends of False Cape Fundraisers
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Dates vary between May 25, 2019 - August 31, 2019

The Friends of False Cape will be hosting fundraisers through the season. So stop in and check out what the Friends Group is all...

Friends Beach Cleanup
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Dates vary between April 13, 2019 - November 9, 2019

Join False Cape's Friends Group, staff and volunteers in helping keep our beaches pristine by picking up shoreline debris. For more...

Blueberry Blues
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June 8, 2019

When is a blue berry not a blueberry? Learn how to distinguish between blueberries and other blue berries. Pick wild blueberries...

Virginia State Parks History and Culture- Haunted Night Hike
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June 15, 2019

Travel along Virginia's Outer Banks to discover False Cape's history and the nautical disasters of the Graveyard of the Atlantic....

Art in the Park- Painting Aquatic Views
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June 16, 2019

ATTENTION ARTISTS
Would you like a chance to be able to paint the beautiful Aquatic Views found in False...

Sunrise Paddle
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Dates vary between July 6, 2019 - September 2, 2019

We know it's early but there really is nothing like slipping into the water while it's still dark and paddling the quiet waters as...

Fishing Frenzy
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July 20, 2019

Join False Cape for a morning of fishing & fun. Bass, Crappie, Sunfish, White-Perch, Catfish, Carp, and Gar are some of the...

Art in the Park- Night/Stars Photography
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July 21, 2019

ATTENTION PHOTOGRAPHERS
Would you like a chance to photograph some of the best Stars and Nighttime views in Virginia Beach?...

Snorkeling and Beach Combing
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Dates vary between July 27, 2019 - July 27, 2019

False Cape State Park has over 6 miles of pristine, natural shoreline waiting to be explored. Join us for snorkeling at low tide to...

Night Skies
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Dates vary between July 28, 2019 - August 31, 2019

Journey through scenic Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge to the heart of False Cape State Park away from city lights and traffic to...

Introduction to Archery
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Dates vary between August 6, 2019 - October 19, 2019

The Green Arrow? Katniss? Robin Hood? Forget them and be your own hero. Learn fundamental archery techniques using re-curve bows....

Wild Women Weekend
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August 9, 2019

August 9th-11th

Experience the wilderness of Virginia Beach

Open the door to all...

Art in the Park Painting- Ocean and Beach
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August 24, 2019

ATTENTION ARTISTS
Would you like a chance to be able to paint the beautiful Ocean and Dune Landscape found...

Art in the Park- Sunset Photography
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September 8, 2019

ATTENTION PHOTOGRAPHERS
Would you like a chance to photograph some of the best sunsets on Back Bay? Concerned how you would...

National Public Lands Day- FALSE CAPE CHALLENGE
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September 28, 2019

Save the Date!!
Are you up for the CHALLENGE?
Grab your friends and be a part of the FIRST EVER False Cape State Park...

Afternoon Kayak Paddle
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Dates vary between October 5, 2019 - October 26, 2019

Join us as we paddle the wildlife-packed scenic Back Bay. Back Bay is a slow-moving scenic watershed that meanders along...

Art in the Park- Full Moon Photography
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October 13, 2019

Would you like a chance to photograph some of the best Full Moon Views in Virginia Beach? Concerned how you would bring in all your...

Haunted Night Hike
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October 27, 2019

Travel along Virginia's Outer Banks to discover False Cape's history and the nautical disasters of the Graveyard of the Atlantic....

False Cape State Park & Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge Winter Tram Tours
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Dates vary between November 16, 2019 - December 29, 2019

Join Park and Refuge staff for a scenic ride, to observe numerous flocks of wintering waterfowl such as Snow Geese, Tundra Swans...

Holiday Nature Wreath Fundraiser
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Dates vary between December 17, 2019 - December 17, 2019

Help support the Friends of False Cape and celebrate the holidays. Meet friends, make some memories and a take home wreath with...