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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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Two of the highest sand dunes on the East Coast are located here, providing...

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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My family and I visited here on September 28 2016. It is alot of walking, especially with young children (our daughter is 18 months old). It was roughly 80 degrees the day we were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Amber C
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Somerset, Pennsylvania
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Somerset, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My family and I visited here on September 28 2016. It is alot of walking, especially with young children (our daughter is 18 months old). It was roughly 80 degrees the day we were here, so it was incredibly hot. Their are massive sand dunes, a boardwalk to see the dunes, a foot wash, soda machines and a small pavilion... More 

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Covington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As much as we enjoyed the view, the wetlands and scrub forest along the way were fascinating. Super view from the top. Like a desert at ocean.

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Thank lmauricec
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like to walk this place is great. A huge sand dune that moves gradually each year. They have a visitor center if you are not up to the walk. You can see the dune somewhat by wheelchair as they have a nice ramp that traverses some of the dune. Good for couples and families especially.

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Thank Bruce S. H
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great family experience. Also, don't forget check out the para gliding school at the visitor center. 3 hours of the best fun I have had.

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Thank Mark_DeZuba
Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you want to fly kites, Jockey's Ridge is perfect! Getting to the top of the ridge wasn't easy, but getting our kites up was. Plus there was plenty of space to spread out. It was, however, HOT!!! Be sure to bring lots of sunscreen and water to drink, maybe a chair or two. After our kite flying, we took... More 

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Thank Kelley46
Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This park is so unusually beautiful. Feels like the desert at the beach. Great for sunsets! Thanks to Peggy at the Oasis for recommending this!

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Thank BailyTN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a big sand dune, ok. But it's free and climbing to the top is pretty cool. A cheap couple hours of entertainment, especially if you have children

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Thank John C
Pittsburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great experience . My daughter age (36)and myself (64)had a great time flying. The staff were very helpful in getting us trained,and off the ground. We had a blast. I'd recommend this attraction.

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Thank Mary Jo O
Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Jockey's Ridge is one of the coolest places I've ever been. Climbing some of the dunes can be tiring, but it's so worth it. Me and my friends got some really fantastic photos. Bring bags to put your things in, because if you drop something in the wrong place, it could sink straight into the sand. I'd recommend flip flops... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the park on Tuesday after Labor Day weekend! It it very nice although hot it is definitely a place to see and take a walk in! Very pretty!

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