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Sandy Run Park

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4352 The Woods Rd, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-4036
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Relaxing walk with sounds of nature

Sandy run park has a boardwalk through the park. It is a peaceful and relaxing place. The sounds of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
rileypug
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Turtles!

Great nature preserve, wonderful trail. Be sure to visit the view spots, including the gazebo and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
J G
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“nice walk” (5 reviews)
“osprey nest” (3 reviews)
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4352 The Woods Rd, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-4036
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"nice sunset"
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"great place to walk"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sandy run park has a boardwalk through the park. It is a peaceful and relaxing place. The sounds of nature are all around. There is an infinite amount of turtles in the water. They are fun to watch. Definitely a nice place to go walk...More

1  Thank rileypug
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great nature preserve, wonderful trail. Be sure to visit the view spots, including the gazebo and feed the turtles. Adorable! So glad we stopped here.

Thank J G
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Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here prior to lunch to kill some time and were pleasantly surprised by how beautiful and well maintained it was! Only in the outer banks can you see something this beautiful for free! We probably saw over 50 turtles all swimming towards us....More

Thank Janet M
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Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I like to walk and really like nature. We enjoyed walking this trail and watching the turtles and the bird that continually disappeared in the water only to reemerge several feet from where he went in. It's quiet and tranquil. There's even...More

2  Thank Trudy S
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Reviewed August 28, 2017

This city park in the Kitty Hawk Woods reserve is great for a short visit. They have a very nice boardwalk winding around the park with many native species identified. We especially loved the turtle pond, though it's clear that some people must feed them....More

3  Thank traveldiveski
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Reviewed August 22, 2017

My wife and I brought our two year old daughter for a walk and had a great time. We saw what seemed like hundreds of turtles (bring some bread!), some fish, and some cool birds. The trail is nice and clean and has multiple areas...More

2  Thank Nathan D
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Reviewed August 6, 2017

This is always one of the highlights of our Outer Banks trips. The smells and flora and fauna are great on the boardwalk.

4  Thank butera2017
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Reviewed July 20, 2017

This is a nice place to walk at after a lunch or just if you need a break from other activities. However, we did do this in July and the heat/humidity combination was a bit much for our 5 yr old. The amount of turtles...More

2  Thank miken_in_az
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Reviewed July 11, 2017

We love this place. It's a nice quiet change from the beach. We visit the Outer Banks for 2 weeks each summer and come here often. As others have said, there is abundant wildlife - turtles, toads, frogs, crabs, lizards, butterflies, dragonflies, various birds and...More

3  Thank Michael G
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Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Great 1/4 mile Boardwalk and natural path through nature. Plenty of birds, turtles in the water, area for catch and release fishing. I walk the loop for a mile or two and am very comfortable even by myself. Strollers work well on the path. Lots...More

2  Thank Busybetsy
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Chad M
February 21, 2017|
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Response from Carrie R | Reviewed this property |
It is free. There is a small parking lot and you just park and walk in.
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Sarah M
January 30, 2017|
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Response from Stella M | Reviewed this property |
NO, because we are too far north for those types of creatures and the body of water does not feed to a major tributary.
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