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Jockey's Ridge State Park, Nags Head, NC 27959
+1 252-441-7132
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Beautiful scenery

A wonderful way to see sand dunes that are not available like his on the east coast. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
Raleigh, North Carolina
Am I still in the USA?

Never seen anything like this. Beautiful, rolling dunes going on and on. In the distance... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
Elizabeth T
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A self-guided 1.5-mile trail along the dunes.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“bring water” (3 reviews)
“hang gliders” (2 reviews)
Jockey's Ridge State Park, Nags Head, NC 27959
+1 252-441-7132
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

A wonderful way to see sand dunes that are not available like his on the east coast. Lots of climbing, but so worth the effort!

Thank Janejim37
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Never seen anything like this. Beautiful, rolling dunes going on and on. In the distance, potential hang gliders learning the art. Very cool! Walk for 10 minutes to the waters edge and behold!

Thank Elizabeth T
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Nice experience for those who never experienced desert dunes. Climb the dune, go down the dune, see the different animal tracks, that's pretty much it.

Thank Windy_Al
Reviewed 13 September 2016

It was fun! Where shoes sand can get hot and bring water. Fly a kite or go for a walk to see the view. Good for families or couples to get some exercise!

Thank kvsmith22
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place was sooooooo hot. The sand wasnt hot though. It really feels like youre in the dessert after a while. the views were so beautiful. My nephew did hate it though, the heat and the sand walking was so much for his little legs....More

Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Any first time visitor to the Banks has to climb Jocky's Ridge. And many repeat annually. The view is stupendous.

Thank oldhokie702016
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Hey if your on vacation you want to be outside. The facilities were 4 star but the experience was just OK.

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Nice walk through nature, as you stroll on a small boardwalk through lush vegetation that ultimately brings you to the "dunes". Here most people leave their shoes & head though the sand barefoot. It appears at first that you are in a desert rather than...More

Thank KARS929
Reviewed 13 May 2016

While waiting for some hang gliders to show up at Jockey's Ridge decided to follow the nature trail. It would be of interest for nature lovers but not those who are more comfortable less primitive areas of the Outer Banks. The trail is a mile...More

Thank Truckie351
Reviewed 31 March 2016

The dunes are living, so each time you visit will be different than before. The trail takes you through the heart of Jockey's Ridge to the sound and the vistas along the way cannot be seen anywhere else along the Eastern Seaboard. Make sure you...More

Thank Bill R
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