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This trail leads to one of the east coast's premier remote and preserved beaches. Loggerhead turtles are just one of the many endangered and protected residents.

This is a 0.7-mile trail that takes the visitor to the pristine ocean front. The beach is one of the east coast's most remote beach. High dunes and plentiful seashells make this hike memorable.

Directions: From Virginia Beach, VA, From I-64, take the Indian River Road East exit. Go 13 miles, then turn left onto Newbridge Road, then right onto Sandbridge Road. Turn right again onto Sandpiper Road which leads to Little Island City Park. If coming from First Landing State Park or Atlantic Avenue (the ocean front) head east onto Shore Drive (Route 60); follow Pacific Avenue to General Booth Boulevard, then left on Princess Anne Road and left again onto Sandbridge Road. Turn right onto Sandpiper Road which takes you to Little Island City Park. Parking fees required Memorial Day to Labor Day at Little Island City Park. Day use only parking is available at Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge. There are restroom facilities, picnic facilities and ocean access from Little Island City Park. From Little Island, head west into Back Bay Refuge. From the park contact station, go 5 miles through the refuge to Barbour Hill Interpretive Trail. Take it 2.4 miles to Barbour Hill Beach Trail. There is a network of trails off the main park road, therefore, it is advisable to pick up a trail brochure at contact station.

Elevation: 15 feet

Elevation Gain: Minimal

Difficulty: Moderate

 
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False Cape State Park, Virginia


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