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.

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Jockey’s Ridge State Park is located at 300 W. Carolista Dr., Nags Head, NC 27959. 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.