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Jockey's Ridge State Park

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NC Nags Head Jockey Ridge Sand Dunes January 2019

This was an unexpected find. We were driving and saw a sign. I drove down a road to almost the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
The Villages, Florida

We always enjoy visiting Jockey's Ridge. It is clean and neat. The staff is helpful and friendly... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Two of the highest sand dunes on the East Coast are located here, providing excellent take-off points for hang gliders.
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300 W Carolista Dr, Milepost 12 on US 158 bypass, Nags Head, NC 27959
+1 252-441-7132
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was an unexpected find. We were driving and saw a sign. I drove down a road to almost the water and found an entrance with a small parking area. Turns out it was the southern side. I later found the main entrance on the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We always enjoy visiting Jockey's Ridge. It is clean and neat. The staff is helpful and friendly. There are lots of interesting critters, plants and trees to learn about.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jdgarrish
Reviewed 1 week ago

enjoy seeing nags Head from the highest sanddune east of the misissippi!!! It is certainly worth the time to take this wonderful walk. The kids will enjoy barreling down the hill too. The walk over to the sound side is also wonderous with lots of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sidney j
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never been to Jockey's ridge and it was amazing. We went around 7 and it was perfect, the sun was setting so the sand had cooled off and you were able to see a great sunset. It is a must visit, words really...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank myokay25
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Hiked to the top - amazing views. Nephew in a wheelchair was able to ride on the boardwalk ... They offer free rides to the top in an ATV for individuals in wheelchairs, however due to my hephew's injuries he was unable to utilize this...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Sharon F
Reviewed 28 November 2018

A moving sand dune! Yes it's never the same. You can visit year after year and be amazed with it's new shape. You will come back year after year only to discover the new shapes this natural beauty takes on.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Gusthesaint
Reviewed 26 November 2018

Our trip to Jockey's Ridge State Park was amazing despite the cool temperatures. We climbed to the top of the dune and it was well-worth the effort. We also found the park staff to be extremely helpful and informative about the park and the area...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pam H
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

A must see if you visit this area. The park is free to enter and the big fun deal here is flying kites. Also you can pay for a hand glider adventure as well. When you first get to the dunes from the visitor center...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank davidmS14SE
Reviewed 19 November 2018

This is a beautiful area. We took hang gliding lessons from Kitty Hawk Adventures. You don't have to worry about not taking off at first as you'll just land in the soft sand. The views are spectacular.

Date of experience: October 2018
5  Thank KellyStilwell
Reviewed 13 November 2018

Always one of my favorite stops in the Obx. Wonderful experience, beautiful views and EPIC sunsets. If you love sand between you toes, this is the place for you!!

Date of experience: November 2018
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31 July 2018|
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Response from Mike D | Reviewed this property |
Jockey's Ridge is a great FREE attraction. Large sand dunes for hiking and potentially watching some hang gliding. We usually stay on the Atlantic shore around Jockey's Ridge. The Best Western is good...
18 September 2017|
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Response from Mechaieh | Reviewed this property |
I rented a sandboard back in March from Kitty Hawk Kites. $20 for 4 hours. It was a sunny day after snow and rain the day before. You wax the back of the board each time for it to glide down the dunes. It stayed stuck in... More
15 July 2017|
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Response from dawnbilskim | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I didn't see this message but on 158 there is a sign for the state park and there is a big parking lot there. sorry for the late response