Jockeys Ridge State Park
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The tallest living sand dune on the Atlantic coast is an epic location for outdoor recreation such as hiking, kite-flying, hang-gliding, sunset viewing and more. For kids, it’s a giant sandbox providing hours of entertainment. A 384-foot handicapped accessible boardwalk is available, and with 24 hours advance notice, an ATV tour for mobility-impaired individuals can be arranged. The soundside access offers a beach for wading, sunbathing and watersports. The visitors center has several educational exhibits, and free programs are available each week. Hang-gliding lessons are offered through Kitty Hawk Kites; 800-FLY-THIS or kittyhawk.com

Address: 300 W. Carolista Drive, Nags Head

Phone: 252-441-7132

Website: jockeysridgestatepark.com

Hours:

November to February, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

March, April, September, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

October, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

May - August, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Closed Christmas Day

Sound Side Access Gate

October to March, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

April to September, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Park Visitor Center Hours

November to February, 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

March to October, 9 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

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