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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
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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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Great multigenerational outing

Looking for something for everyone to enjoy? This is it! There is a bit of hiking ( probably equivalent to 2 flights of stairs, but up a sand embankment) to get up to the dunes... read more

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northern new england
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Looking for something for everyone to enjoy? This is it! There is a bit of hiking ( probably equivalent to 2 flights of stairs, but up a sand embankment) to get up to the dunes and if you want to see a lot of it you will do a lot of walking. You can Go as far and stay as... More 

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ocean city
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Must see when you are in this area! The huge dunes are amazing and the trails are fun to walk through. Beautiful scenery!!!

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Watertown, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an amazing sand dune near Nags Head. No admission. Just be prepared to walk a lot in sand... up and down the dunes. We were pressed for time but we saw what we wanted to see in about 1-1.5 hrs. Just amazing to see or fly a kite at!

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is quite a climb to get up and over the first dune, but well worth it once you reach the top. My kids said they felt like they were in Egypt.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What an amazing place to fly kite, get it an extra good workout, or just give your feet a perfect pedicure exfoliation. Fun place to roll down a hill, watch people learn to hang glide and enjoy the sunrise views.

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Concord, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My family loved the dunes and being able to view the hang gliders from the Kitty Hawk Kites school. We saw many children with boogie boards and sleds going down the dunes. I wished I had known about that because my children would have loved that. We will definitely bring ours next time.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My visit was during a kite festival over Easter weekend. We parked at the visitor center and made a rather lengthy climb to the top of the dunes. We later learned there is parking across the main highway that is closer but I still would've taken the longer walk on a first visit. The kites were beautiful. There were instructors... More 

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Penn Yan, New York
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Bring water with you its quite a hike but well worth the trip. Beautiful scenic views and very helpful staff. We were traveling with grandmother's and were accomodated by a quick ride to the top for them. Must see

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Walking up and down and around the sand dunes with the family was fun tired out the kids really fast

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Hickory, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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What a great place to let your kids run, fly kites and have fun! Park on the backside and hike the sand dunes. Watch people learn to hang glide.

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