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Jockey's Ridge State Park

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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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Description: Two of the highest sand dunes on the East Coast are located here...
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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We took our grandchildren to climb the sand dunes. Beautiful park. The dunes are amazing. The sunsets unbelievable!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Blairstown, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

We took our grandchildren to climb the sand dunes. Beautiful park. The dunes are amazing. The sunsets unbelievable!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

We had a fantastic time! I traveled with 4 children under the age of 10. They wanted to climb every sand dune, & run down. I got a nice workout! Be sure to visit the center before going to the dunes. The staff offered friendly tips about what views could be seen from which dune locations. We went to one... More 

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Kill Devil Hill
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

This place is great. Our 2nd year back and we still enjoyed the whole experience. Hit the place early or later in the day, sand is cooler to walk on. Take your shoes off and walk all over barefoot....feels great.

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Warfordsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

A walk with the family , and kids running down the soft sand hills. Fabulous view of entire area. Better in evening , or after an afternoon rain.

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Dublin, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

If you have not climbed to the top of Jockey's Ridge you must make this an activity, particularly with kids. The climb is a little tough at the start and I would advise not going when it is terribly hot, maybe wait for early evening. You can enjoy views of the sound and ocean, watch folks hang gliding or even... More 

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ELIZABETH CITY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Had fun walking up and running down the largest sand dune east of the Mississippi river. You can also hang glide or just fly your kite.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

HOT HOT HOT!! Take water and wear sunscreen! Be prepared to enjoy beautiful views and blazing heat! We went at 2:00 in the afternoon and I would recommend almost any other time - sunrise or sunset would be best. It was cool to see the views and enjoy the rolling dunes. We saw a family of four sit down, snack... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Pure beauty..... We came 2 years ago and could not wait to come see it again! Clean park with views for miles...amazing!☀️

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

It's like a desert! Beautiful during sunset. Kids can just run around or fly a kite! A place just to relax!

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Bristow, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I wasn't very impressed. Maybe it's because I went on the hottest day of the week. The kids did seem to enjoy the climb, and they had a good time flying kites after we made it to the top. However, I was hoping for a nice view once we got up there, but we got to see a little ocean... More 

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Additional Information about 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
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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