Jockey's Ridge State Park

Jockey's Ridge Hanggliding

Hang gliding over
Jockey's Ridge

Jockey's Ridge Kite Flying

A Testimony to the Way Things Were

Standing silhouetted against the sunset in Nags Head is a giant sand dune, the tallest pile of sand along the east coast. At one time the north banks were covered with a series of dune fields like Jockey's Ridge. Today Jockey's Ridge virtually stands alone as a testimony to the way things were when giant migrating dunes swallowed parts of the barrier islands, only to create new parts. The sunsets from the top of the ridge are glorious and the moon view from its hillside looms larger than life. Nature trails take you to the backside of the dune, to Roanoke Sound. Be sure to stop by the museum located in the visitors' center for an overview of how such a monstrous dune "arrived" on this barrier island. Get a schedule of park activities, varying from waterfowl hikes, weather seminars, aquatic life workshops to astronomy sessions.

Experience hang gliding, kite flying or just rolling in the sand in these last remnants of what the Banks used to be.

You can easily spend a day at Jockey's Ridge, and all the better after you've had a wonderful night's rest in a glorious home from Hatteras Realty, listening to the soothing sounds of the sea lapping peacefully at the shore right out your door. Call us today - we're less than an hour from the most famous sand dune in America.  

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