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Jockey's Ridge State Park

300 W Carolista Dr, Milepost 12 on US 158 bypass, Nags Head, NC 27959
+1 252-441-7132
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“sand dunes” (288 reviews)
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300 W Carolista Dr, Milepost 12 on US 158 bypass, Nags Head, NC 27959
+1 252-441-7132
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Reviewed yesterday

I climbed up one of the dunes and it felt like being on Mars. amazing natural site. if you want to skip the climb there are easier access points so ask at visitor center

Thank khickey2017
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wonderful, traditional spot for people of most ages (probably a little tough climb for elderly). Bring a kite or buy one at Kitty Hawk Kites (across the street). Great free fun.

Thank Wyndham W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Learn the natural history of the region and get some exercise walking the sand dunes. Free admission

Thank bebopjazz
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful place. Well worth the stop,. We walked the dunes, at the high point you can see the ocean on one side and the sound on the other.

Thank kathleneb2015
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a highlight of our visit in Nag's Head. Definitely worth a visit and bring your sturdy kite.

Thank 119st11
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was beautiful. A must see! You have to walk up the dunes so keep that in mind if you have people who have trouble walking in the sand. Kids loved it.

Thank Dianna J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Jockey's Ridge is a must see place. This was our second visit and the only thing we knew we had to do on this visit to OBX. What a beautiful display of Mother Nature!

Thank Bruce5379
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This state park is stunning! It is right off the highway and has a boardwalk to the dunes area. It is a spot that everyone should see. There were hang gliders heading to the dunes for a competition that was going on for the weekend....More

Thank Trixie1972
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you have the time and energy, go to Jockeys Ridge about an hour prior to sunset and hike up. You will not regret it! Amazing sunsets and scenery. All for the low price of free.

Thank Harriet T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is The place for sand dunes. Hangliding is fun to watch and even more fun to take lessons right there.

Thank swimmingwiz
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Jessica A
Is this where I can drive my car up to and camp? If not could someone tell me and name a few places.Thanks!
22 May 2017|
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Response from METT4 | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so though there are however camp sites in the national seashore, beautiful, quiet spots.
Is there a place close by you can camp?
7 March 2017|
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Response from cynthiap119 | Reviewed this property |
Jockey's Ridge is only open from Sunrise to Sunset. There are campgrounds in Nags Head.
Brenda S
Adepts allowed on them beach
21 August 2016|
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Response from KSTravers | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but they have to be on a leash.