Sandboarding and desert adventures in North America.

Sandboarding in the Dominican Republic
Dunas de Bani, Las Calderas, Dominican Republic.

Sandboarding in the Dominican Republic

It will be hard to find a desert in the Caribbeans but you can still have fun riding the sand on some coastal dunes in the Dominican Republic. Sandboarding is practiced at the Dunas de Baní in the Peravia province, on the southern shore of the country. These dunes are…

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Sandboarding at Kelso Dunes

The Kelso Dunes are one of the four main Californian locations for sandboarding in the Mojave Desert (although there are plenty more dunes along the coast of SoCal). The dune system is the third-largest in the US and one of the few places where it is possible to witness the…

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Sandboarding in Hawaii
Green Sand beach in Hawaii. Photo courtesy of Elserbio00

Sandboarding in Hawaii

The surfer's paradise of Hawaii has plenty to offer to beach lovers, including a few locations where you can enjoy sand sledding and skimboarding. Despite the fact that the islands were formed by volcanic activity, there are neither any true deserts nor any places suitable for volcano boarding in Hawaii.…

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Sandboarding in Monterey

The Monterey county is home to some of Southern California’s tallest dunes and must-see destinations for sand surfing and related activities. As part of the Amazon Associate and eBay partner network programmes, we earn from qualifying purchases. Dunes in Monterey Bay. Photo courtesy of Fred Hsu. Marina State Beach Marina…

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Sandboarding near Pacific City, Oregon
Sand dune in Cape Kiwanda, Northern Oregon. Photo courtesy of Josh Baumgartner.

Sandboarding near Pacific City, Oregon

Sandboarding is the signature sport of Oregon and there are plenty of opportunities to surf on dunes in the Oregon Coast. The city of Florence may be the most famous sandboarding location in the US, but the state has a lot more to offer to sandboarders. You can find some…

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Sandboarding in Massachusetts

The Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts is home to plenty of beaches and wonderful coastal dunes where sand boarding can be practiced. What's more? The dunes on the Nantucket Sound side of Cape Cod is where sand-skiing was first practiced in the US, back in the '30s! Sand Dunes…

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Sandboarding in Oklahoma
Waynoka Dunes, Little Sahara State Park, OK. Photo courtesy of Matt Howry.

Sandboarding in Oklahoma

Oklahoma is a surprising sandboard friendly destination thanks to the presence of the Waynoka dunes in the so-called Little Sahara State Park. The dunes are leftovers from a river that flowed there in the prehistoric area, and do indeed look straight out of the Sahara desert! As part of the…

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Sandboarding in Wyoming
Killpecker Sand Dunes - Leucite Hills, Rock Springs, Wyoming. Photo courtesy of James St. John.

Sandboarding in Wyoming

The landlocked state of Wyoming won't strike you as a surfer's paradise but it surely has some great spots for sandboarding. While not very steep, the Killpecker dunes in the Red Desert north of Rock Springs makes for the largest dune field in North America, and are one of the…

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Sandboarding in Indiana
Dunes near Mt Baldy, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Photo courtesy of Chris Light.

Sandboarding in Indiana

There aren't any desert dunes in Indiana, but you can still enjoy sand boarding and sledding in the coastal dunes of Lake Michigan, not too far the border with Illinois and from the city of Chicago. Please note that you are not allowed to sandboard in the areas within the…

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