You’ll Love Exploring The Largest Natural Sand Dune On The East Coast In North Carolina
Each year, droves of people make the pilgrimage to the top of the tallest sand dune on the East Coast, and it’s located right here in North Carolina. Jockey’s Ridge State park is the most visited state park in the system, hosting in excess of 1.5 million visitors annually. The park is a fascinating place to explore and contains a living sand dune that fluctuates between 80 and 100 feet in height.
Jockey’s Ridge State Park is located at 300 W. Carolista Dr., Nags Head, NC27959. It’s free and open 364 days a year (Closed on Christmas Day). It opens daily year-round at 8:00 a.m. Closing times vary by season. Find a list of those at this link. Admission is free. Sandboarding is allowed from October 1 through March 31 only and a permit may be required. All hang gliders must register with the park office. Learn more from the official website for North Carolina State Parks.
Robin Jarvis is a travel and entertainment writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She spent more than two decades living on the coast in South Carolina and currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina - although she still makes it back to see family in South Carolina quite often. When she's not working, she loves to hike, kayak, and check out new adventures. Get in touch at [email protected]
Love North Carolina?
Thank you! You'll receive your first newsletter soon!