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Sandy Run Park

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A beautiful park that we stumbled upon

This board walk park through a wetland had many treasures. We saw lots of birds, turtles galore... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Brenda W
Short but lovely walk

We came here on a whim, after reading the reviews we were like how many turtles can there possible... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
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4352 The Woods Rd, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-4036
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Found this park by accident one afternoon - a very well done small city nature preserve. A quarter mile circle path on mostly smooth boardwalks - lots of nature - a catch and release fishing dock. One spot on a bridge with maybe 20 turtles...More

4  Thank Grant713
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Very pleasant place for a walk. Turtles, people fishing, a few birds. Not amazing, no complaints. About 0.4 mile circuit on a boardwalk around a swamp with a couple of spurs to gazebos. Port-a-potty.

1  Thank John W
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All reviews nice walk bring bread flora and fauna osprey nest nature walk nice sunset catch and release sliders the loop great place to walk the outer banks boardwalk turtles gazebo path woods fishing
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This board walk park through a wetland had many treasures. We saw lots of birds, turtles galore, interesting trees and bushes. Tree species could be identified better as could turtles and birds.

Thank Brenda W
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

We came here on a whim, after reading the reviews we were like how many turtles can there possible be?!?? Well there are a lot! This was a surprise nice walk... The whole walk is a boardwalk so good for people who aren't super steady...More

1  Thank Kelde125
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Found this non-advertised nature trail through TripAdvisor, suggesting we bring bread or turtle food. Well, we didn't take the advice. The ospreys were calling the turtles... What looked like THOUSANDS came to where we were hanging out at the gazebo, literally on each other's backs...More

1  Thank Diane O
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Walk tge boardwalks at your own pace taking in the beautiful sounds and sight of natur. Make sure to hring some fish pellets to feed to the swimming begging turtles along the way.

1  Thank Dohre
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Sandy run park has a boardwalk through the park. It is a peaceful and relaxing place. The sounds of nature are all around. There is an infinite amount of turtles in the water. They are fun to watch. Definitely a nice place to go walk...More

2  Thank rileypug
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Great nature preserve, wonderful trail. Be sure to visit the view spots, including the gazebo and feed the turtles. Adorable! So glad we stopped here.

Thank J G
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped here prior to lunch to kill some time and were pleasantly surprised by how beautiful and well maintained it was! Only in the outer banks can you see something this beautiful for free! We probably saw over 50 turtles all swimming towards us....More

Thank Janet M
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

My husband and I like to walk and really like nature. We enjoyed walking this trail and watching the turtles and the bird that continually disappeared in the water only to reemerge several feet from where he went in. It's quiet and tranquil. There's even...More

3  Thank Trudy S
Reviewed 29 August 2017

This city park in the Kitty Hawk Woods reserve is great for a short visit. They have a very nice boardwalk winding around the park with many native species identified. We especially loved the turtle pond, though it's clear that some people must feed them....More

3  Thank traveldiveski
Reviewed 23 August 2017

My wife and I brought our two year old daughter for a walk and had a great time. We saw what seemed like hundreds of turtles (bring some bread!), some fish, and some cool birds. The trail is nice and clean and has multiple areas...More

3  Thank Nathan D
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Chad M
22 February 2017|
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Response from Carrie R | Reviewed this property |
It is free. There is a small parking lot and you just park and walk in.
Sarah M
31 January 2017|
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Response from Stella M | Reviewed this property |
NO, because we are too far north for those types of creatures and the body of water does not feed to a major tributary.