Words by John Streit. Photos courtesy Briar Nelson.

Part of the mystique of False Cape State Park is its remote nature. There are only a few ways to get in, and none of them involve parking your car on park grounds. Without a doubt — unless you are an old-school Carova beach driving permit holder — the most efficient entry into False Cape is on a bicycle, which was the route taken by Virginia Beach locals Briar Nelson, Sara White, Alec Truelove and Alexis Allbritten. The crew made the pilgrimage to Sandbridge’s remote, undeveloped stretch of natural beaches, maritime forest and marshes for a spring camping trip under pristine weather conditions. The rustic camp sites — no electricity and no running water — invite the camper to unplug and unwind amid the expansive, unspoiled surroundings. Enjoy these snapshots of the group taking in the natural beauty False Cape State Park has to offer those adventurous enough to seek it out!

A chat with a friendly park ranger.
The trails weave through some beautiful forested areas.
Campsite under the live oaks. The sand makes for a very comfortable sleeping base!
Briar and Sara loving the False Cape camp vibes!
The perfect campsite!
The sunsets in False Cape are some of the best around.
The crew takes it all in.
Biking is the best way to get around False Cape State Park.
See ya Mr. Turtle!

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