There's sand?! At the beach?!
Jockey’s Ridge State Park on the Outer Banks is the tallest living sand dune on the Atlantic coast. It is a premier location for kites, sightseeing and sunsets. The view arcs from the Atlantic Ocean to the Roanoke sound. A visitors center, with museum and exhibits, explains the dune’s ecology. There is a 360ft boardwalk going out to the dune field. Sandboarding is welcome with permit and hang-gliding is available through Kitty Hawk Kites. Shoes and sun protection are recommended. By calling ahead 24-hours in advance, it’s possible for mobility-impaired visitors to schedule a ride in our all-terrain-vehicle to the top of the dunes. This is why it made the list!