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Jockey's Ridge State Park

2,222 Reviews

Jockey's Ridge State Park

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Rachael D wrote a review Dec 1
Chapel Hill, North Carolina121 contributions21 helpful votes
This is the largest dune area on the east coast. My teenage children like to sled on the dunes and build jumps here to sled down. This only works with higher-end Morey Boogie Board type boards and wax (wax is a must) -- and you can zoom down the steeps. There are also wooden boards with a string (to keep the nose up) for rent at the surf shop across the main highway. Our kids also like to run and jump and do flips and such down the hills. It can be very windy and the blowing sand can burn your legs as it whips by. You can fly a kite here too and take a hang gliding lesson.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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jgwisdom wrote a review Nov 2020
Dacula, Georgia1,050 contributions300 helpful votes
Plenty of reviews to see about this park. So, bottom line, go if for no other reason to catch the sunset while standing or sitting on top of a huge sand dune. We did and loved it. We took bag chairs with us, sat and watched the sun go down over Manteo/Roanoke Island. It was great. Don't leave early, as the glow will get better and better right as it gets dark. Worth it. Cooler months a no brainer. Hot months, better take some water and wait until later as that sand will be hot. Nice visitor center with restrooms too.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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thegozguy wrote a review Nov 2020
Hollywood, Florida55 contributions10 helpful votes
Not for the faint of heart, for real, but quite an adventure for the active. The climbs and long strolls over the dunes will get the blood pumping, but the breeze and views are so worth it. Register in advance for a Hang Gliding lesson and this will be a trip you will never forget!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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PartsUnknown4Evr wrote a review Nov 2020
Columbia, Maryland272 contributions116 helpful votes
This state park is unlike any other in the US. The dunes were created ages ago and it's just a stunning place to walk and visit. The views from the top of the ridges are amazing with ocean views to the east and sound views to the west. Its also great to stop and watch the hang gliders from Kitty Hawk Kites! Really excellent photo opps here. Well worth an hour or two to visit. You should know in advance that this might not be an attraction for people with any health conditions that limit physical exertion. Walking those dunes from top to bottom is a workout even for those in good shape.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Kim W wrote a review Nov 2020
Oldsmar, Florida109 contributions17 helpful votes
Went there to go hang gliding and absolutely loved the dunes!!! A must see for anyone on the OBX! You don’t have to hang glide to climb the dunes but definitely make sure you take water
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Date of experience: November 2020
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