Bike into False Cape State Park
Virginia › False Cape State Park
Added by Daniel Brittain
If you enjoy secluded beaches free from tourists, roads, cars, and just about anything else besides sand and ocean, then this is the perfect day or overnight trip for you.
Located in South Eastern Virginia Beach VA, False Cape State Park is only accessible by bike, foot, or tour. To get here, you must head in to Sandbridge Beach and drive south on Sandpiper Road until you pass the Little Island Pier parking on your left. After this point, there will be no more buildings. Stay on this road and you will see the entrance gate to the park, winter is free, but summer there are fees. Park your car in the parking lot at the end.
The start of the trail is to the left of the visitors center and begins on gravel road. I like to take this trail with a mountain bike of some sort with a basket for gear. This bike ride is about 4 miles give or take until you reach a beach access. Once you arrive, you will have a completely secluded beach to yourselves with no one around. Perfect for surfing, picnicking, and hanging out with friends. You can also book a campsite for the night as well, located just behind the dune on the same access you came up.
PS: If you have never been to the East Coast in the summer time, then you are in for a day of heat and humidity that can be pretty brutal, so BE PREPARED.
- Bathing suit
- Camera gear
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Great write up, but since you have the "Dog Friendly" tab, you might want to add that dogs are ONLY allowed in False Cape and NOT Back Bay Refuge which you have to pass through in order to get to False Cape. Basically, you can only bring your dog to False Cape via boat through the Back Bay watershed.
Added by Daniel Brittain
Hello, My name is Daniel Brittain. I am an aspiring Professional outdoors, lifestyle, and portrait photographer based in Ventura California. I currently attend Brooks Institute studying for my Bachelors in Professional photography. I am all about getting out into the unknown and exploring what is out there. I always am looking for people to adventure with and meet those who inspired.Follow
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