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Jockey's Ridge State Park

PO Box 592, Milepost 12 on US 158 bypass in Nags Head, Nags Head, NC 27959
252-441-7132
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Ranked #1 of 11 attractions in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: State Parks, Geologic Formations, Parks
Traveler Description: As most people familiar with Jockey's Ridge, it is famous for the being the largest sand dune on the east coast. The views from the top are... more »
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New York City, New York
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77 reviews 77 reviews
40 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The sand dune is high enough to view the waters to the east and west. However, you should be in decent physical condition to walk up to the top of the sand dunes. At the time I was there, it was windy so do be careful to prevent having the sand blow into your eyes and mouth. This is a... More

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Easley, South Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Fun place to take kids to run in the sand & fly kites. We went on a mild day with low winds - not sure I'd recommend on a hot or very windy day. It's an easy hike to the top of the dunes. Beautiful views of the area from the top. We wore athletic shoes, but ended up taking... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

My wife and I saw these massive sand dunes as we drove along the road and so we decided to go in one day for a visit and check them out for ourselves. The dunes are between 80-100 feet above sea level and nearly that high to climb, so you should be physically fit enough for some exercise if you... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

This place is so big and impressive!! It has great great sand and it's good to play with kite. The place is also good for taking photos due to beautiful scenery!!!

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Metamora, Michigan
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58 reviews 58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

This state park was a nice treat to visit for so many reasons. Ample parking, friendly and knowledgable staff members at the visits center, well marked trials to hike, and ZERO cost.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

One of the best attractions at OBX. Equally good for oldies and children! Very clean place with polite staff.

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Love this place. As a local I love going here. I love the nature classes they give. Great place to watch sunset and to let kids run off energy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

A good place to spend 1 hour. It's not close to the ocean. The dunes are cool and definitely worth a stop if you are anywhere near the park. My wife, 11 year old son and I had a fun time there, but we were a little disappointed that we had to go elsewhere to get in the ocean. We... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The view on top of Jockeys Ridge will not disappoint.View the Atlantic Ocean on the east side of Jockey Ridge and the sound on the West side.Kite flying and jumping off the ridge with a hand glider is fun to watch.Wear comfortable walking shoes as it is a steep climb to the top.Jockey Ridge is a state park and the... More

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Nags Head, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Hike to the top to watch the kites fly or just roll down hill. Bring water for hot days and beware of the wind whipping sand on your ankles. Don't forget to visit inside. There is a lot of history about the area and even pictures of the old miniature golf course that appears and disappears as the winds change... More

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