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Jockey's Ridge State Park

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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 1 week ago via mobile

Loved Jockeys Ridge State Park. Some very interesting things to learn. Enjoyed walking the short trail thru woods. Kids loved the sand dunes. Great place to visit on obx.

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of reviews were created to reflect our trip to the Outer Banks (IBX) that covers October 6 to October 13, 2018. Now These are Sand Dunes!! Feels like you are on a desert with all the sand. Sand! Sand! Sand! It’s pretty high...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice park. Largest sand dune in eastern US. Visitors Center was very helpful and exhibits were good. Yiu can walk the dunes. No charge for this park. There is also a hang gliding school located next to the VC.

Thank Tim R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

State park is wonderful. Staff was pleasant an knowledegable. I was amazed that the flight school (not part of the park but in the same building) is only closed 3 days out of the year. Very interesting.

Thank cheryl7024
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great couple of hours we spent wandering the sand dunes at Jockey Ridge State Park in Nags Head NC. They're spectacular and majestic. Beautiful soft sand incredible vistas. Would certainly go back here again and would recommend to everyone. A bit tuff slogging...More

Thank emjaybaxter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The sand is great and I love to fly stunt kites here. It is a great place to relax. I highly recommend hanging out here.

Thank RandJAsheville
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a beautiful hike across what feels like a desert. You can see for miles when you get to the top of Jockeys Ridge. There is also a Hang Gliding school here, but I was not brave enough to try!

Thank Mimi5620
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I saw this was a state park, I honestly wasn’t expecting much. I’m so glad we went here! It was awesome!! It was like being in a desert and worth the view when you climbed to the top. It was hot the day we...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided we needed a break from the beach so we dove into the sand. The dunes are a dramatic contrast to the ocean that formed them. Getting lost in the desert-like environment provides the sense of solitude and seclusion you cannot get at the...More

Thank BobnearRaleigh
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Breathtaking views. Leaves you in awe to be standing on top of one of the largest living sand dunes on the East coast.

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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