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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 11 attractions in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Clayton, North Carolina
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Get some energy going before you visit Jockey's Ridge if you plan to hike up the sand dune. It's longer then it looks! :)

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

I was amazed at this beautiful site. I was in awe of the massive dunes. My Grandson, daughter in law and son went sand boarding. The views were breathtaking from the top of the dunes. I have to admit , I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was truly amazed at the fun and beauty of Jockey's Ridge.

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Maryland, USA
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124 reviews 124 reviews
42 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This is a dunes park. Lots of sand, wind , hot sun. Unless your flying a kite or participating in the kitty hawk kites hang gliding why be here. It was interesting for one trip. Tip walk to your left around the huge dunes is a much less taxing way to the top. Ok views from up there but not... More

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Central NY
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visited with our 8 year old daughter, and my sister and her boy friend. We stopped at Wings ahead of time and picked up a few kites and we had a blast!!! We decided to wear our shoes and since it was only a high in the low 50's that day the sand wasn't too hot... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Prepare to take off your shoes and climb to the top of this BIG sand dune, Watch for hang gliders and all sorts of fun going on.

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New York City, New York
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77 reviews 77 reviews
40 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The sand dune is high enough to view the waters to the east and west. However, you should be in decent physical condition to walk up to the top of the sand dunes. At the time I was there, it was windy so do be careful to prevent having the sand blow into your eyes and mouth. This is a... More

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Easley, South Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Fun place to take kids to run in the sand & fly kites. We went on a mild day with low winds - not sure I'd recommend on a hot or very windy day. It's an easy hike to the top of the dunes. Beautiful views of the area from the top. We wore athletic shoes, but ended up taking... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

My wife and I saw these massive sand dunes as we drove along the road and so we decided to go in one day for a visit and check them out for ourselves. The dunes are between 80-100 feet above sea level and nearly that high to climb, so you should be physically fit enough for some exercise if you... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

This place is so big and impressive!! It has great great sand and it's good to play with kite. The place is also good for taking photos due to beautiful scenery!!!

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Metamora, Michigan
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58 reviews 58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

This state park was a nice treat to visit for so many reasons. Ample parking, friendly and knowledgable staff members at the visits center, well marked trials to hike, and ZERO cost.

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