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Grandview Nature Preserve and Factory Point

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Parking:
There is only street parking which is on the right side of State Park Drive. 

Hours of Operation:
The Nature Preserve is open year round from sunrise to sunset daily.

Rules:
All City, State and Federal Laws apply to Grandview Nature Preserve. All laws are strictly enforced. This area is patrolled by City, State and Federal Law Enforcement officers. Any violations observed will be enforced.

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The following activity is prohibited: 
  • Alcohol
  • Camping or tents
  • Open fires
  • Grills
  • Hunting
  • Collection of plants, animals, or any parts of
  • Bicycle riding
  • Horses
  • Off-road vehicle or any type of wheeled
  • Entering dune areas
  • Entering into designated posted bird nesting areas
Pets:
Banned on the main beach April 15th - September 15th and on Factory Point April 1st – September 15th, all other times pets must remain on leash. 

Features:
Grandview Nature Preserve is open to the public free and forms the northeast corner of the city of Hampton. The Preserve covers over 475 acres of salt marsh, tidal creeks, and Chesapeake Bay beachfront. The Preserve is a great location to beach comb, observe the migratory birds, and photography. It is also a great place for fishing. You will need to obtain a saltwater fishing license from Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. 

Stranding Marine Animals:
Marine animals are known to wash up on beaches when they are sick, injured, or dead. Please stay away from them as all marine mammals and sea turtles are federally protected dead or alive. What you can do to help is identify the species if possible, note location of where is it (GPS points would be the best), description (dead, alive, injured, missing limbs, etc.), and if possible a photo. Next call the Virginia Stranding Team 24 hour hotline at 757-385-7576. If possible call the team while the animal is in sight. The stranding team rescues and rehabilitates live animals, collects data from dead specimens, and supports research on stranded marine animals found in Virginia. 

Litter:
Grandview Nature Preserve shall be maintained free of litter, pet waste and any other undesirable materials. There are no trash receptacles inside Grandview Nature Preserve. It is asked that whatever litter you bring in, you take out. Please help us keep this facility litter free.

For More information: Call 311 or 757-727-8311