The Highest Sand Dunes in the World

All over the world, sand dunes have resulted from decades, centuries, and even millennia of windblown sand and harsh weather conditions, forming in arid desert regions or as leftovers from ancient lakes and ocean beds.  Stunning landscapes can be enjoyed from the top of a sand dune, and many recreational activities such as sand boarding and sand duning can be enjoyed on these peaks. But…

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Best Sleds for Sand Dunes

If you want to get your hands on your very own sand sled, we have a few recommendations. The most important thing to consider when you buy a sandsled is the location you are planning to use it: this will determine whether you need a professional hardwood sand sled for…

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Best Gaiters for Desert Hiking & Running

When it comes to desert camping and backpacking gear, gaiters are sometimes overlooked. These protective ankle and lower leg coverings can really make a difference when hiking across sand dunes in the hot desert sun, as they offer an extra layer of protection against debris, scorching sand, and snake bites.…

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Sandboarding and sand sledding in Oregon
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Photo courtesy of Matt Kieffer.

Sandboarding and sand sledding in Oregon

The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area consists of roughly 50km of sand dunes up to 150m tall, and over the past couple of decades sandboarding has become one of the most popular activities in the area. Because of this, the city of Florence is sometimes referred to as the "sandboarding…

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Sandboarding in Arizona

The southwest is home to some of North America most suggestive deserts, filled with cacti and undulating sand dunes. Sand Dunes of Arizona Ehrenberg Sandbowl - Ehrenberg, AZ The hilly, sandy terrain of the Ehrenberg Sandbowl makes this site a popular place for off-highway vehicle use. The area is a…

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Best Gifts for Desert Hikers

Going to the desert or know someone who is? There is plenty of useful gear you can gift to people who are backpacking or camping in the sand dunes, which are both useful and functional. Below, our personally curated gift ideas for birthdays, anniversary and "white" Christmas celebrations... or just…

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Sandboarding in Rajasthan, India
Sam Sand Dunes, Rajasthan, India. Photo courtesy of Roshanrajverma.

Sandboarding in Rajasthan, India

Travelers in India may launch their desert adventure from the historic town of Jaisalmer, located in the very heart of the desert of Rajasthan. Barmer, Jodhpur, and Bikaner are other common places to begin desert expeditions. Sam Village, Khuri Village, Ludharwa, Kanoi and Kuldhara are the main locations where you…

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5 Reasons You Should Try Sand Boarding

Sand boarding is a relatively recent action sport similar to snowboarding, except practiced on sand dunes. It is growing in popularity in different parts of the world, including the US, Peru, Australia and the UAE, and we believe that with the increase of desertification and impacts of global warming on…

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Sand Kiting: Kitesurfing on sand
Kiteboarding on Claggan Beach, Erris. Photo courtesy of Comhar.

Sand Kiting: Kitesurfing on sand

What is sand kiting Sand kiting is to kitesurfing what sandboarding is to snowboarding. It was a matter of time before extreme sports enthusiasts would attempt to harness the power of wind to surf on sand dunes using a power kite. Sand kiteboarding can be practiced by attaching a really…

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Sandboarding in New South Wales, Australia
Stockton Sand Dunes, Salt Ash, Australia. Photo courtesy of Fæ.

Sandboarding in New South Wales, Australia

Sand Dunes of NSW Pebbly Beach  Pebbly Beach is on the Central Coast, NSW, Australia and is north of Soldiers Beach and south of Norah Head. Pebbly beach pretty much just consists of one very steep, very high sand dune. This is a popular sandboarding spot, mostly with people who…

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