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Jockey's Ridge State Park

Address: PO Box 592, Milepost 12 on US 158 bypass in Nags Head, Nags Head, NC 27959
Phone Number: 252-441-7132
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, State Parks, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Two of the highest sand dunes on the East Coast are located here, providing excellent take-off...
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Type: Geologic Formations, State Parks, Nature & Parks
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Warren, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This sand dune at Jockeys ridge should be on everyones list of things to do while on vacation.The first time we hiked to the top was incredible.It was raining that day but we hiked anyway.When we got to the top,there was beautiful double rainbow..So many great memories.

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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

we walked up to the dunes with our dog in the sand,it was breathtaking! liked the walking up the sand.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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62 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Worth a walk if you haven't seen big dunes before. When I say big I mean over 100 feet. Not the Sahara but the highest you'll see in this area. Wish I was there in season because they do hang-gliding off of them.

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Central Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Well worth it. Don't miss it. Dogs are allowed too! Many kids brought sleds to sled down parts of the dune. Very good idea.

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Midlothian
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We Love Jockey's Ridge State Park. Awesome place for family. We go there every chance we get to relax and see the true beauty of outer-banks.

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Augusta, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The climb to the top of the highest sand dunes on the East Coast is well worth it. One can see from the ocean to the sound. The view is spectacular and literally takes one's breath away.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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54 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We consider these dunes a "must see" when in the area. The experience of strolling around and on such expansive dunes is unlike any other strolling/walking/hiking opportunities we have found on the East coast. After parking in the lot at the Visitor Center we spent about two hours on an unseasonably warm and sunny winter afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Nice place to go for a good walk . Views are amazing! Bring your kite! Great place for flying kites.Bring a camera for all views.

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Archdale, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

My wife wanted to watch the sunset from the sand dunes along the coastline. We parked and walked approximately 200 yards to the top of a dune where we sat and observed the sun setting. The weather was beautiful and the sky was picturesque. The best part is that it didn't cost anything.

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Summerfield, North Carolina
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

A must do when in the area. Free. We were lucky enough to be there when the had kites with lights. Saturday night after Thanksgiving) Beautiful sunset with kites all around.

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