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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, Parks, State Parks, Outdoors
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, Parks, State Parks, Outdoors
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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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Roanoke, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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64 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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Raleigh,NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Quiet park to visit. We didn't do any big hikes up the dunes. Saw people walking their dogs as well as just people walking. Would visit again.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Loved it here! We went during colder weather when only a few people were there which was great. The views from the top of the dune are beautiful and give you the feeling of being in the desert...if you don't look out over the water :) I've been to a lot of beaches along the east and west coast but... More 

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

My kids loved Jockeys Ridge. The weather was perfect. I am glad that we live so close to great history....

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Clearfield, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We love to hike the dunes. The first time we hiked here we didn't go to the very top. The second time we hiked we made it to the top and the view was spectacular especially for sunset pictures.

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nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

when our kids were young, we always rent the house next to the beach area in the park. we played on the beach and we took our dogs for a walk early in the morning. what a nice park! Now, as the kids get older, we still come back to the park every time we are in the outerbanks. We... More 

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Akron, Ohio, United States
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This was an interesting place, cool dunes. They have nice trails going up onto the dunes for industrious climbers. It kills your calves!!! they also had a nice observation deck there for handicapped individuals or if you'd like to just take a break. Not something you expect to see on the east coast!

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