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False Cape State Park, VA

Spend the Day With Your Dog Camping, Biking, At The Beach, And More!

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    Spend the Day With Your Dog Camping, Biking, At The Beach, And More!

    Special Interest: BeachBikingGreat OutdoorsHikingOutdoor Play

    False Cape State Park (Virginia Beach, VA) historically was Native American land and features hiking and biking trails, 6 miles of beach access, camping, and kayaking.

    Popular hiking trails include the Barbour Hill trail. This is one of the last, completely undeveloped areas along the coast. You can really see beaches, dunes, wooded swamps, marshes, and the bay on your hike in it’s most primitive state.

    Getting here with your dog may be more of a challenge since there is no vehicular access. Dogs are allowed to come in by boat or by beach trail from November to March. During the rest of the year, they can only come in by boat.

    Dogs are not permitted inside Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and must be kept on leash.

    GPS Coordinates: 36.593813, -75.886521 Map


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    Location: Virginia Beach, VA | Chesapeake Bay | Virginia
    Activities: Beach, Biking, Boating, Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Walking

    TAGS: Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Barbour Hill, Beach, Biking, Boating, Camping, False Cape State Park, Fishing, Hiking, Virginia, Virginia Beach, Walking

    Items Needed: Rabies Vaccination - Recommended for VA Beaches, 6 Foot Leash, Poop Bags, Water, Paw Protection, Cooling Vest, Sun Protection, Insect Repellent

    Safety: Owners must have good control of their dogs. Given that access to the area is limited, it's a good idea to come prepared.

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