The Overberg is a region of immense beauty and characterized by amazing and diverse landscapes. It forms part of the Western Cape as it stretches from the Hottentos-Holland Mountains in the north while in the southern, the Atlantic and Indian Ocean break on to sandy beaches and rocky headlands. The spot enjoys a Mediterranean climate with warm dry summers and cool wet winters.
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Sandboarding in Jockey’s Ridge State Park, Nag Head, North Carolina USA
In this park you can have fun with family or friends. Jockey’s Ridge contains three unique ecosystems: the Ronake Sound, the dune system and the maritime forest. If you want to combine pleasure with adventure, the park offers picnic facilities, visitors Center, Auditorium and Museum. Have you ever tried sand-boarding? This park is the most appropriate place to perform this thrilling and out-of-common activity.
There are many reasons why you should visit this park. Firstly, Jockey’s Ridge is the tallest natural sand dune system in the Eastern United States with peaks up to 80 – 100 ft/24 – 30 m. Secondly, during summer months, the sand on the dunes is incredibly hot. On average, the sand will be from 25 to 30 degrees hotter than the air temperature. For your activity, there is a designated site which is operational from October 1 through March 31.
Another major reason why you should visit this place is the fact that high winds, extreme temperatures, shifting sands and lack of water, will make you feel like you live in desert. The temperature can reach at 43°C/110°F. Visitors are kindly requested to bring water with them. The park also provides outside bathroom facilities. So, make the decision now, visit this resort and find yourself in this amazing environment.