Sandboarding in Jockey’s Ridge State Park, Nag Head, North Carolina USA

Parks covering area:
426 ac / 1.72 km²
Dunes peak:
80-100 ft / 24-30 m
October through March
Jockey's Ridge State Park is located in Dare County on the Outer Banks. It is open all year round except from Christmas Day and it covers an area of 426 ac /1.72 km². In order to satisfy your curiosity, visit this park and enjoy yourself by performing sand-boarding.

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.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Wilmington
237 mi, 381 km, 4 hrs 26 min.
Follow the US_64 E.
BY CAR FROM Virginia
237 mi, 381 km, 4 hrs 32 min.
Follow the US_460 E.
BY CAR FROM North Carolina
219 mi, 352 km, 3 hrs 35 min.
Follow the US_64 E.
Norfolk International Airport,
138 km ( 85, 7 miles )


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