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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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Astonishing views!

I must admit that I was initially reluctant to climb the "largest sand dune on the East Coast" when I saw how steep the trail was but I was happy that I did. The expanse makes it... read more

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I must admit that I was initially reluctant to climb the "largest sand dune on the East Coast" when I saw how steep the trail was but I was happy that I did. The expanse makes it seem as if you are in a desert, and the simultaneous view of the ocean and the sound is breathtaking. We watched families... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Entering this NC State Park, one is amazed by the information and sight of wild life and horticulture in the park. Walking along the boardwalk, one comes to the sand dunes that border the Sound. One can fly kites, paraglide, or just envision how the Wright Brothers found a perfect spot to fly. The breeze/wind keep the pleasant atmosphere in... More 

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Florham Park, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Flew my kit and watched the sunset! What's not to like about that! The walk can be long but the view is so worth the effort!

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Thank jackmbruner
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Get your hiking sandals on...take the kiddos and bring a kite or treat yourself to a Hang gliding lesson. Lovely dunes to explore . Bring a bottle of water tho it gets pretty hot out there.

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Hamilton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The view was awesome. Take water with you. You don't have to walk the dunes to appreciate it. You can walk on a boardwalk to a viewing area. I chose to not walk the dunes but my wife and 9 year old did with out any problems. They lived it.

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Staunton, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you enjoy kite flying, hang gliding, great views, unique State park, GO! Respect the land and others. Please do not liter / trash the land INCLUDING cigerette butts. The sand dunes is not your personal ash tray. Take ALL your trash out with you. This is FEDERAL land and treat it with reverence and respect.

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VIRGINIA BEACH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the trails, hang gliding, the museum area, climbing the dunes. Must see this beautiful area.

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Macomb
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We go to Jockey Ridge about 9 am and I'm glad we did. They say the sand is about 30 degrees hotter than the air temperature and I believe it. We were okay but did carry our shoes, just in case. The views from the dunes are great. Many times you can see the sound & ocean. It was also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic vistas. Go for a sunset Paco a picnic or bring to kite to fly. Good for all ages. Huge dunes.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Get here early with bottles of water. Wear Keenes or other beach shoes with some support. And then wander on the dunes and enjoy the views. Kids and adults loved it. Allow for 60-90 minutes.

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