We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Jockey's Ridge State Park

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Book In Advance
983
All photos (983)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“sand dunes”(346 reviews)
“jockey's ridge”(237 reviews)
“flying kites”(107 reviews)
About
Two of the highest sand dunes on the East Coast are located here, providing excellent take-off points for hang gliders.
Open Now
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
See all hours
Contact
300 W Carolista Dr, Milepost 12 on US 158 bypass, Nags Head, NC 27959
Website
+1 252-441-7132
Call
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Jockey's Ridge State Park
from US$16.91
More Info
from US$56.38
More Info
Reviews (2,028)
Filter reviews
2,005 results
Traveler rating
1,538
404
57
5
1
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
1,538
404
57
5
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews sand dunes jockey's ridge flying kites hang gliders boogie boards watch the sunset huge dunes great place to fly a kite the outer banks kitty hawk kites bring water beautiful sunset your feet great exercise the east coast soft sand visitor's center
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 2,005 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago

Hiked to the top - amazing views. Nephew in a wheelchair was able to ride on the boardwalk ... They offer free rides to the top in an ATV for individuals in wheelchairs, however due to my hephew's injuries he was unable to utilize this...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sharon F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A moving sand dune! Yes it's never the same. You can visit year after year and be amazed with it's new shape. You will come back year after year only to discover the new shapes this natural beauty takes on.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Gusthesaint
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our trip to Jockey's Ridge State Park was amazing despite the cool temperatures. We climbed to the top of the dune and it was well-worth the effort. We also found the park staff to be extremely helpful and informative about the park and the area...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pam H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must see if you visit this area. The park is free to enter and the big fun deal here is flying kites. Also you can pay for a hand glider adventure as well. When you first get to the dunes from the visitor center...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank davidmS14SE
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful area. We took hang gliding lessons from Kitty Hawk Adventures. You don't have to worry about not taking off at first as you'll just land in the soft sand. The views are spectacular.

Date of experience: October 2018
5  Thank KellyStilwell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always one of my favorite stops in the Obx. Wonderful experience, beautiful views and EPIC sunsets. If you love sand between you toes, this is the place for you!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Odyssey00040952323
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Loved Jockeys Ridge State Park. Some very interesting things to learn. Enjoyed walking the short trail thru woods. Kids loved the sand dunes. Great place to visit on obx.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Susan R
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

A group of reviews were created to reflect our trip to the Outer Banks (IBX) that covers October 6 to October 13, 2018. Now These are Sand Dunes!! Feels like you are on a desert with all the sand. Sand! Sand! Sand! It’s pretty high...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank johnsA3073BZ
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Nice park. Largest sand dune in eastern US. Visitors Center was very helpful and exhibits were good. Yiu can walk the dunes. No charge for this park. There is also a hang gliding school located next to the VC.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tim R
Reviewed 24 October 2018

State park is wonderful. Staff was pleasant an knowledegable. I was amazed that the flight school (not part of the park but in the same building) is only closed 3 days out of the year. Very interesting.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cheryl7024
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 13 nearby hotels
Colonial Inn
348 reviews
1.04 km away
Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront
546 reviews
2.55 km away
John Yancey Oceanfront Inn
474 reviews
3.81 km away
Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Nags Head Oceanfront
2,782 reviews
4.18 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 91 nearby restaurants
Blue Moon Beach Grill
2,333 reviews
1.49 km away
Waveriders Coffee Deli Pub
223 reviews
1.48 km away
Austin Fish Company
252 reviews
.35 km away
Tortugas' Lie Shellfish Bar
1,279 reviews
1.59 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 85 nearby attractions
Nags Head Fishing Pier
265 reviews
.99 km away
Kitty Hawk Kites Hang Gliding School
213 reviews
.00 km away
Life on a Sandbar
94 reviews
.81 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Leener16
1 August 2018|
AnswerShow all 11 answers
Response from Mike D | Reviewed this property |
Jockey's Ridge is a great FREE attraction. Large sand dunes for hiking and potentially watching some hang gliding. We usually stay on the Atlantic shore around Jockey's Ridge. The Best Western is good...
0
Votes
trilliumus
18 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Mechaieh | Reviewed this property |
I rented a sandboard back in March from Kitty Hawk Kites. $20 for 4 hours. It was a sunny day after snow and rain the day before. You wax the back of the board each time for it to glide down the dunes. It stayed stuck in... More
0
Votes
barbienelson
16 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from dawnbilskim | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I didn't see this message but on 158 there is a sign for the state park and there is a big parking lot there. sorry for the late response
0
Votes