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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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Phoenix, AZ
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We went there last night to check it out, but only had about an hour and a half to enjoy it! My kids had a blast! Great for families, a work out for sure especially up and down the dunes but worth it! I wouldn't go if it was really hot but it was really nice and we went again... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Had a great morning walking the dunes, watching the kites flying and the hang gliding school. Go early, before the heat of the day. It's free!

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Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My second time here. You get a bit of a workout but the views are worth it. Great pace to fly a kite.

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Kissimmee, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This was a great hour spent walking dunes that have to be seen to be appreciated. The view from the top and watching the hang gliders taking off from one dune were amazing.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Our family stopped first at Kitty Hawk Kites to purchase a stunt kite and then walked across the street to access the dunes. What an amazing place! The sand goes on and on, and the view from the top of the furthest dune is spectacular, especially at sunset. The wind is perfect for kite flying, and we also brought along... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My wife and I spent the day here and had a blast! There are signs telling you exactly where it is (around the twelve mile post) and parking is free. We hiked over the dunes (where we saw people hang gliding and flying kites) and on to the nearby shore. The beach was our favorite part of the trip. It... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

One of the most stunning places I've seen the sun setting. Plant yourself on the highest point of the sand dunes overlooking the sound/bay and treat yourself to an amazing and romantic sunset. Many people are flying their kites as well which gives this a family friendly atmosphere. Every visit to the OBX must include a sunset viewing from here!!!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is an awesome place to visit - cameras just do not capture the height and the enormity of it at all. A very easy walk but you do have to walk to be able to see it all.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Walk up the dunes just before sunset to view the amazing sunset views on the very top. Make sure to leave your shoes in the car or at the bottom of the dunes and bring a camera!

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Bluffton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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