Rising 110 feet, Jockey's Ridge is the tallest active sand dune on the East Coast. Enjoy hiking, hang-gliding, kite-flying and sunset-watching across Roanoke Sound.

You can experience the world of the desert. Shifting sands, high winds, extreme temperatures and a lack of water make the park resemble barren environments such as the Sahara Desert. You also can explore the wonders of an estuarine environment. The tidal waters of the Roanoke Sound, the western boundary of the park, provide a rich habitat for a variety of plant and animal life, making these waters the source of much of the sea's bounty.

Facilities include picnic area, museum and auditorium.


Local Information

Outer Banks Visitors Bureau

Dare County

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