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Jockey's Ridge State Park

300 W Carolista Drive
Nags Head, NC 27959 (Map)
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The dunes are constantly shifting and changing and this is one of the best places to “go fly a kite”! Picnic tables are available. Take the family and watch the hang-gliders soar above or better yet, try it yourself.

You must have a valid USHGA rating and need to check into the park office for a permit. Call Kitty Hawk Kites for more information about hang gliding lessons; 1-877-Fly.This.
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1 of 3 people found this review helpful:
I've grown up and lived here for EVER
By Guest on 5/14/2008
Hi I'm am a 13 year old who was born and raised here on the OBX. My mom actually had me in a house on South Virginia Dare Trail. I have stayed from here to Colington and is a really nice veiw and its very beautiful I think anyone whos anyone wiull love it here!!! Well thanks for your time!! oh yeah and in the summer time it gets a little tinsy crazy but the sunsets are beautiful as well.
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful:
Great View
By Buffalo Bill on 3/14/2008
How could you pass up the opportunity to climb the highest sand dune in the Outer Banks? If you have kids, make sure they empty their pockets of any valuables before they hit the dunes (and you too, if you’re planning to roll in the sand!). They will love the fun of climbing up and then tumbling down the dunes, but be prepared…they will be absolutely full of sand when they’re done. Bring some water to help with the inevitable mouthful of sand. Bring a kite if you have one and join the folks flying their favorite from the top of the dune. There’s plenty of room to spread out.

There were enough visitors to make it fun when we visited on a weekday (April ’07) but not crowded. Parking was plentiful. The trails are easy to follow and kids have fun finding different paths that all lead in the same direction. Don’t deny yourself the chance to see the view of the ocean and the sound from the top… it’s beautiful!
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful:
Do NOT Miss this!!
By Family on 1/25/2008
Climbing the dunes is a must for your trip to OBX. Plan to spend at least an hour, up to about 3 or 4. The first hillis a gradual climb, so not too hard.

Try to go twice, this place is AWESOME at sunset. There are so many people that come just to see the sunset and they are not disappointed. It is great to see the views and even the many, many people!!
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful:
Stop and check this out...
By OBX Visitor on 8/25/2007
We stopped here one day with our two kids. We crossed over after shopping in the plaza and climbed the dunes. The kids drew in the sand, we watched some hang-glders learning and we took a bunch of family photos. Just one more memory from OBX.
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