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Kiptopeke State Park

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Address: 3540 Kiptopeke Dr, Cape Charles, VA 23310-1420
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One of the best spots for bird-watching.

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Just a beach on the Chesapeak

This beach says what the Eastern Shore of Va. is. The beach is a natural beach, this is for the nature lover, it's just a beach. This beach speaks to your soul. You can slow down... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This beach says what the Eastern Shore of Va. is. The beach is a natural beach, this is for the nature lover, it's just a beach. This beach speaks to your soul. You can slow down and just be here. And the view, oh my, catch it at sunset, you will never forget it. There is a great fishing pier... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We regularly visit KSP. The history is intriguing and dispersed around the park. The views from the beach, pier, and trails are magnificent. The Rangers and staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Great fishing, boating, hiking, biking, camping, and swimming on The Shore.

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VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at Kiptopeke State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experiences at Kiptopeke State Park for potential visitors. I am glad you enjoy the park. Please let us know if you see anything that needs attention. More 

Richmond, VA
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We stopped here not knowing we would find a real treasure, steel ships left after WWII as breakers. These have been here a while, and a friend of mine who lives in Norfolk, VA, said he used to dive from these ships. They are in about 20 feet of water, and are best seen from a kayak or other boat.

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VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at Kiptopeke State Park, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed your visit to Kiptopeke State Park. The ships are actually concrete and were placed off the shore to act as a breakwater when the park was a ferry landing. Trip Advisor doesn't allow web links but of you query Kiptopeke Breakwater you should find the information. I'm afraid the area around the ships isn't very... More 

Montclair, Virginia
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36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We stayed here in a Pop Up camper with full hook ups. Our site was level and shady and about the largest site I've ever been in. It was a short walk to the beach, playground and camp store. The staff was excellent and very friendly. There are lots of walking trails too, plus birding. No wi-fi, except at the... More 

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VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at Kiptopeke State Park, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed your camping trip to Kiptopeke State Park. Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences here. Hopefully you will be camping with us again soon. We actually have a third party that offers pay wifi services at the park. I am sorry that no one at the park shared that information with you. More 

Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

beautiful state park. They have these beautiful lodges that can be rented - I might just come back here and do that. There is also a nice long beach that I am bound and determined to return to and walk on! There is a wonderful walk through the trees on raised boardwalks too.

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Brevard, North Carolina
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We were fortunate to camp here during off season. We had a reservation but were able to pick any site we wanted. All sites are back in and I can imagine during the high season it can be very crowded but for us, during the third week of November, it was perfect. The hiking trails and the beaches in the... More 

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VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at Kiptopeke State Park, responded to this review

I'm glad that you enjoyed your Thanksgiving camping at Kiptopeke State Park. Thank you for taking time to share your experience for future visitors. I hope you will be able to come back again soon. More 

Owosso
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We were weathered out of our annual fall camping trip to SC. Hurricane Matthew closed the state park we normally go to so we lost our reservations of nearly a year and had to scramble for an alternative. Kiptopeke SP was a great find. This state park is right on the interior of eastern shore VA at the mouth of... More 

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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

My best friend & I decided, on a whim, to visit Kiptopeke State Park & camp for the night. We were not let down. We arrived, pitched the tent, and wondered down to the beach just in time to catch a beautiful sunset over the Chesapeake Bay. The campsite is less than a quarter mile from the beach access, but... More 

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VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at Kiptopeke State Park, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed tour impromptu visit to Kiptopeke State Park. Thank you for taking the time to write such a thorough and appealing review. You certainly captured all of the great things about the park. I hope you can come back and visit again soon. More 

Annapolis, Maryland
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69 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I visited briefly in late October, but the park was still beautiful. The water along the park shoreline was full of pelicans feeding voraciously. Located on the east coast flyway, Kiptopeke is a good place to observe the fall hawk migration, although the peak was past when I visited. The Chesapeake Bay Bridge/Tunnel is visible in the distance, and bizarre... More 

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VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at Kiptopeke State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit to Kiptopeke State Park and your review will be helpful for potential visitors. I hope you will be able to visit again soon. More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

When we were recently there, it was $5 admission per car. Ample parking. Nice place to walk - either trails or beach. The trails had good signage. There is also a convenient public restroom and a small shop to get beverages, snacks, etc.

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VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at Kiptopeke State Park, responded to this review

I am so happy you enjoyed your visit to Kiptopeke State Park. Thank you for taking the time to write a review so potential visitors know what to expect. I hope we will see you at the park again soon. More 

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