Take Flight At Jockey’s Ridge State Park, A Delightful Day Trip On The Outer Banks Of North Carolina

Despite the fact that I have lived in the Midwest my entire life, the beach is my happy place. As an Ohioan, my “beach” of choice is Hilton Head Island, but I’ve recently discovered The Outer Banks. Moody and weather-worn, full of sand dunes, lighthouses, and history, The Outer Banks in North Carolina is one of the most resplendent treasures on the Atlantic Coast. The Outer Banks is known for its wide expanse of open beachfront along the stunning Cape Hatteras National Seashore, its immense sand dunes, and historic ties to aviation, and there’s one place where all of these things come together. Jockey’s Ridge State Park is a delightful day trip in The Outer Banks of North Carolina, a place where past and present come together in the most marvelous, high-flying way.

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When was the last time your imagination soared as high as the sky? Or you let the sensation of awe and wonder wash over you? Whether you prefer adrenaline-pumping aerial adventures, exploring incredible state parks and historic places, or simply strolling along the sandy slopes of epic sand dunes, Jockey’s Ridge State Park is a bucket-list-worthy destination in the beautiful The Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Visit the North Carolina State Parks website to learn more and plan your trip to this amazing and inspiring destination, and check out our favorite places to stay in the Outer Banks here.

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Address: Jockey's Ridge State Park, 300 W Carolista Dr, Nags Head, NC 27959, USA