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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 13 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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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Best place to fly kites in the Outer Banks (OBX). Rough climb but worth it! Love the Kite Festival in June.

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

The dunes are so large it took 5 mind to run down them. We had family relay races down and back up again, exhausting! The whole area is wonderful and the beach is fab at night. There are many mansions on the front but our American relations have a holiday home there a few blocks back. Only five minutes to... More

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Levittown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Was here long before it was a state park! Just a very large and ever-moving sand dune along side the old Ocean road. Kids still enjoy climbing, then sliding down the dune. But, now they use boogie boards instead of large pieces of cardboard. Couldn't believe how far from the old road the dune has moved in 40+ years.

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Bromyard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Follow the nature trail for start. You see the dunes and some of the wildlife. Then go over to the huge dune areas where they practice hang gliding. You feel like you must be in the desert. Great for families.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went to Jockeys Ridge and it was beautiful. We stopped at the store prior to going and picked up a kite. The dunes are not as hard as you may think to walk up and for two adults something as simple as flying a kite was a lot of fun. We walked down by the marsh and followed the little... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This free state park is a turn off the main road in the outer banks so is very easy to visit especially while on the way to the Wright Brithers Memorial. There is a visitor center with restrooms and a foot shower before the boardwalk to the dunes. The boardwalk is also a viewing platform for those who just want... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Jockey's Ridge is a fabulous hike to see the views, sunrise, sunset, and just how small and slim the Outer Banks Sandbar really is. Beautiful place.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Jockey's Ridge State Park was my favorite part of going to the Outter Banks. It was my first time on the OBX so I was not sure what to expect, but it was truly amazing. We went out the Jockey's Ridge during mid-day first but couldn't take the heat. We decided to come back near sunset and it was 100%... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This was a fun place to visit with the kids. It would have been more fun had we been equipped with functioning kites. Of course, ours broke as soon as we got there. Someone else brought a huge remote control car that looked like fun too. Bring your toys and enjoy the different landscape! The nature center was really neat... More

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Youngstown, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

i haven't been to nags head, nc in 30 some yrs. things sure have changed. now there is a walkway out to see the dunes, where you used to be able to walk right up the 100 ft or so dunes. still an awesome sight, tho

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