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Jockey's Ridge State Park

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Address: 300 W Carolista Dr, Milepost 12 on US 158 bypass, 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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Nice to visit, once.

Nice to visit once, but it is a hot long walk. Make sure you take water and have shoes on. Don't recommend taking your dog along, the sand can be very hot on their paws.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Nice to visit once, but it is a hot long walk. Make sure you take water and have shoes on. Don't recommend taking your dog along, the sand can be very hot on their paws.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Good for an afternoon, ESPECIALLY after it rains....because the sand will be a little more firm and the climb will be much easier! Not overly huge, but big enough for kids to be wowed. Cool little info center as well.

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Killeen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Great place for families with you kids. They loved the dunes and ran forever. It was one of the most beautiful sunsets I've ever seen!

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Sharpsville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It is fun to climb the dunes, views from the top are worth the effort to get up there. I recommend going closer to dusk, just because the sand can be hot! Growing up we would race to the bottom, lots of laughs.

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West Nyack, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

The winds of change are always blowing, and so are the grains of sand. The dunes are always in flux as if alive. It is amazing to see trees that were once exposed, covered almost to their tops. The views are wonderful and you haven't lived until you witness this natural wonder and a sunset from atop the dunes. Kite... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Great views of the ocean and the sound. I would recommend going around sunset. You can park at Kitty Hawk Kites and walk across the street to enter the park.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

On previous visits to the dunes we parked at Klig's Kites and walked across the street, however, on this visit we actually visited the park and were pleasantly surprised at how enjoyable the walk to the dunes was. We ambled up a wooden boardwalk and learned about the wind energy produced by the windmill. We read signs posted about the... More 

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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Tough to describe this place until you see it - giant sand dunes almost as far as you can see. We parked near Kitty Hawk Kites and crossed over, big walk up the dunes but the views are just amazing. Our kids loved running around barefoot and we all enjoyed the different types of kites that were being flown. You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

When my two sons were young, our family traveled to Jockey's Ridge. WE also saw The Wright Brother's Memorial at Kitty Hawk. My sons and I learned SO much about "First in Flight." Jane H.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

There is no place like Jockey Ridge State Park. Huge sand dunes that make you feel like you're in the desert (especially when it's hot and sunny outside). The views are spectacular! It is definitely a hike across the sand so be prepared to walk/climb and bring water and your camera.

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