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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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Columbus, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I'll preface this by saying that I realize most people love the dunes, but we had a bad experience. It was ridiculously hot and the sand dunes were way too steep for my young children to climb up. There also happened to be no breeze and the sand was burning our feet. My kids still liked playing the sand, but... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We visited Jockey Ridge State Park on the last day of our vacation, and I wished we had gone on the first and every day after! The kite flying and hang gliding was amazing, but even that can't compete with the raw beauty of these dunes and the GORGEOUS views that they afforded of the outer banks. It's a bit... More

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Manassas va
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

So amazing. What a view. Right off the main road. Go fly kite or hang glide. Or just walk around and take it all in.

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We had a ton of fun visiting Jockey Ridge. The views within the park are absolutely amazing! The huge, beautiful dunes tower high into the air, and at sunset, the whole landscape looks spectacular! You can climb the dunes, fly kites, go hang gliding from the dunes, and even try and "sled" down the sandy slopes. it's also a great... More

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Manchester Township, New Jersey
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The dunes are an amazing thing to see. Take an hour to stop here and walk around, hike to a high point and then down by the water. The view from the top of the dunes is worth the trek. We just made a quick stop but if you have time, it would be a great place for a picnic.... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I recently visited Jockey's Ridge for the first time in about 15 years or so, and it still looks just about the way I remember it. The sand dunes are absolutely beautiful, and if you like to hike around, there are plenty of them to explore! We climbed to the top and across the top of several of them, if... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

So we went twice. Once in the early morning to see if we could see the fastest lizard in North America. (no, apparently heard us coming). Saw some bunnies and the dunes are spectacular. We went back a second time to see them at sunset (with hundreds of others who had the same idea) and it was even more stunning... More

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Midlothian, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

I love climbing to the top, and sharing this wonder with newbies - 2 of them this trip! We forgot the kites, but the view was still spectacular. I took a panaramic pic of the ocean to the sound.

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High Point, North Carolina
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

When we were on vacation in Kill Devil Hills I was excited to visit the largest location of sand dunes on the U.S. East coast. I'm talking about Jockey Ridge State Park! I'm a avid hiker. When I get the chance, I hike where ever I can. I did not realize I would get that chance at the beach! Yes!... More

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Bath, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed my visit to the park. The sand dunes are pretty large - lots of walking space so you won't feel crowded by other tourists. Pretty hot, so make sure you pack a water bottle or two. Bring a kite if you have one. Don't go barefoot - the sand can heat up and burn your feet. Enjoy... More

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