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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: +1 252-441-7132
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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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Amazing view from sound to sea

Get out of your car and walk up the sand dune. Hidden entrance north of the commercial complex on the west side of the bypass Clean restrooms and vending available.

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Get out of your car and walk up the sand dune. Hidden entrance north of the commercial complex on the west side of the bypass Clean restrooms and vending available.

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Irmo, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a lot of fun taking picks, didn't stay long due to very windy and chilly cold weather. We will go back!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here with my 83 yo mother. She had 2nd knee replaced in May but can walk fairly well on hard level ground. We did not find "trails" and the sand and dunes were just too much for her. Sand is soft on dunes of course. No way for her to get to the water from where we entered... More 

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Thank Deborah V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always love going to Jockey's Ridge with our young daughters! Had the whole park basically to ourselves with only a few other human sightings all morning. Beautiful views and fun races down the dunes!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

very fun, great time of year to avoid the heat and crowds, free, long but fun walk with great great views.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our kids (and is parents too) were in heaven barefoot on the dunes. One of the best places we have visited and totally free. So pleasant to lay in the sand while the kids rolled down the dunes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a breathtaking place to visit. Everybody, regardless of age, is just filled with awe at these giant sand dunes. I have been to the Outer Banks many times and we always, ALWAYS visit Jockey's Ridge State Park.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the highlights during our recent visit to the Outer Banks was a morning stop to explore Jockey’s Ridge State Park. Here are a few key points from my perspective: • The park is a place to actively explore no matter what your age. Go with the intention of walking and playing in the sand. • Exploring the park... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The state park is free to visitors, and encompasses the highest dunes on the east coast. Hiking up the dunes was fun, and the 360 degree views from the top were excellent. We watched hang gliding lessons, sand surfers and kite flyers. This is a must see on the Outer Banks.

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Gettysburg, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jockey Ridge State Park offers awesome views and great places for family pictures! You need to visit at least one time when you visit OBX!

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