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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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Wilmington, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

If you are in the area visit Jockey's Ridge State Park, with large sand dunes. It is only a 0.3 mile walk from the parking lot to the viewing platform. Along the short walk you can read about local vegetation/trees and animals. If you wish you can go and walk on the dunes, which will be longer than the mentioned... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

Just a great experience. It was a great place to run on the dunes, fly kites, a look out at the sound and the ocean. Highly recommended. Free of charge and well maintained. Long hours too.

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Been going to OBX for 20 years, this is always on the list of to-dos! Great exercise up the sand dunes for all ages. Views are spectacular. Asking how it got there and why? If you are there you have to take 1/2 hour to climbto the top.

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Warsaw, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We really loved the view when you walk to the TOP of the Dunes.Bring your Camera because you will want to capture the Beauty of the View from top of the Dunes!

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crepy
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Fun to walk and take picture. You can walk bare foot too. My boys loved it. Great to fly your kite. Good to do between lunch and going back to the beach.

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Enfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We went slightly before dusk; it's the kind of place that makes you feel like a kid again. A unique experience to be able to climb on dunes (especially with dune erosion and not being able to climb on dunes at the beach). We also found it fun driving by and being able to see people on all points of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Took the boardwalk out to see the scenic overlook but decided not to brave the dunes. Still a magnificent view! Take a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk and watch for signs of wildlife in the area. So much fun! Be sure to take a bottle of water with you when it is warm!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Amazing landscape feels like you are on another planet or in a dessert. Really fun for kids. Bring a kite to really get the benefit of the high winds. Fun to watch the hang gliding school students practice. Cool leporard frog tad pools in the rainwater.

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Columbus, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 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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84 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
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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