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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 12 attractions in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Bluffton, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Make sure on your trip to the Outer Banks that you stop and explore Jockey's Ridge park. It is so worth the trip and such a wonderful time to explore and watch the many kites that are usually flying out on the dunes. Very unique!

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Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Wear bug spray. Seriously. They ate me up! The dunes are interesting I guess, but it was a pretty long walk in soft sand for a quick view.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Great place to let kids run around, climb the dunes and tire themselves out. Bring a kite to get the full experience -- it is always windy at the top. We always visit in the evening after it cools off a bit -- would be a hot place to go in the afternoon.

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shenzhen
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We have visited Jockey's Ridge multiple times. There are a few key points to know before entering. The restrooms at the start of the board walk is the only option. The walk back out of the dunes feels like miles when you need a loo. It is absolutely a must that you remember to bring water into the park with... More

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Charlotte, NC
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

One of the most beautiful and unique places on the OBX, if not the entire East Coast! Easy to find, lots to explore and of course, the sand dunes! Make sure you bring a kite and if you forget, Kitty Hawk Kites is just across the road. You'll need a good one, too - no cheapy Wally World one as... More

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Roanoke
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

It was a cloudy day when we went but we watched the rain storm come in over the sound. Great for kids, kite flying and took a few pictures before the rain came down. Its a hike up but great fun.

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Rochester, New York, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is my favorite place in OBX. It might sound boring but it's great! It has the best sunset and you can fly kites, run down the side of the dunes.

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Westminster
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed our afternoon at the Dunes. I really had no idea what to expect when we got there. Several people said we must visit, so we did. The dunes go on forever. It’s really neat to explore. Our teenagers had a great time racing in the loose sand and running down the steep hills without falling. I would... More

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Stopped in to watch the sunset. Dunes have the softest sand and are so expansive! It's a sight to be seen. Sunset was amazing. Want to return to watch the hang gliders!

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Apex, North Carolina
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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I went into this thinking that the sand dunes were kinda like what you see at the beach. Wrong-o! These are more like very large hills in a field area that would take about 15-20 minutes to walk across. Tons of kids flying kites and goofing around in the sand. What a place to burn off some energy. If you... More

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