Contact Information
300 W. Carolista Dr, Nags Head, North Carolina 27959, USA
Detailed Information

Located in Dare County in the Outer Banks, Jockey’s Ridge State Park is home to the tallest living sand dune system on the Atlantic coast and provides an ideal location for flying kites and watching sunsets. Hang gliding is a hallmark activity at the park, and a private concessionaire offers lessons. A second access area takes visitors through wetland habitats and allows for swimming, paddling, kiteboarding, and windsurfing on the Roanoke Sound. The park also marks the eastern terminus of the Mountains-to-Sea State Trail.


Activities at Main Access

  • Hiking (1 mile)
  • Picnicking
  • Hang gliding (registration required)
  • Sandboarding (no permits required)

Amenities at Main Access

  • Auditorium
  • Picnic shelters
  • Visitor center and exhibits

A private concessionaire located inside the park provides hang gliding and kite flying lessons, as well as sandboard rentals.

Main Access

300 W. Carolista Dr

Nags Head, NC 27959

(252) 441-7132


Activities at Soundside

  • Hiking (0.75 mile)
  • Paddling
  • Swimming
  • Kiteboarding
  • Windsurfing

Amenities at Soundside

  • Beach access (Roanoke Sound)


330 W. Soundside Rd

Nags Head, NC 27959

(252) 441-7132