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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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300 W Carolista Dr, Milepost 12 on US 158 bypass, Nags Head, NC 27959
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Jockey Ridge State Park is a worthwhile place to stop and visit. We stopped by on a hot, summer afternoon and after our visit I have a few recommendations for those looking to visit the state park. First, make sure to wear proper footwear due...More

Thank bhoff5
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Pictures don’t describe this you have to visit in person I didn’t last quite as long as I wanted cause it is a hot walk for my 3 kids but it is way worth a visit.

Thank jayrobml34
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a beautiful place to see far and wide! The tallest sand dune in the Eastern United States. At the top, you can see for 10 miles!

Thank Jennrn67
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went for sunset, it was beautiful. Got crowded but there was space for everyone. Super soft sand. GO early to get parking.

Thank Jen827
Reviewed 5 days ago

While exploring what was around us on in the Outerbanks, we were recommended to come out to the sand dunes where you can see the water on both sides of the barrier islands. We parked by Soundside Rd. in the back of the park, which...More

Thank Samantha S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Park is beautiful & perfect for wearing your kids out! Sand dunes are picturesque & great for climbing... Free admission... Kites and hang gliding (we enjoyed just going and watching what the others were doing).

Thank Ricky M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Strenuous up the dunes, but we caught the sunset & it was amazing! Kite flying, hang-gliding, kids running down the dunes. Either wear shoes that you can take off easily or that you don't mind getting sand in.

Thank lisa s
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is an amazing park. The dunes are incredible. Just take your foot wear off and walk the path to the dunes. I would suggest bringing water to hydrate because there is no water source on the dunes only at the park station which isn't...More

Thank Eastcoast1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Other than the beach, this is the most beautiful site in all of OBX! Go a few times during different parts of the day. Sunset is a must! Free & pet friendly too!

Thank BeatlesFan33
Reviewed 1 week ago

Need a break from the beach then this is it.Nice dune and marsh views. Add in some wildlife and you have an enjoyable time.

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September 17, 2017|
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Response from HBerke | Reviewed this property |
We got there right at 8:00 a.m. with the kids' boogie boards. They did not work at all and we dragged them in the heat. The kids were scorching down the dunes and got no traction whatsoever. Not sure if the sand wasn't dry... More
July 15, 2017|
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Response from dawnbilskim | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I didn't see this message but on 158 there is a sign for the state park and there is a big parking lot there. sorry for the late response
May 26, 2017|
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Response from RoadTakenEM | Reviewed this property |
Just did this tonight...with my 2 year old nephew. He was carried part of the way but enjoyed walking on the dunes. He walked down the steep ones holding someone’s hands with not even a stumble. This is a kid who has spent a... More