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Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary

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Address: 18328 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL FL 33785
Phone Number: 727-391-6211
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
Description: Largest bird hospital in the U.S.

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Nice and relaxing

I think what this group does is such a great cause. I only give it a 4 based on that the workers hardly spoke to me and my husband, with the exception of one. The one talked to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Allendale, Michigan
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Florahome, Florida
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Well there was not a lot to see. I was thinking it would have more to look at but the concept it great helping the birds.

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Allendale, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

I think what this group does is such a great cause. I only give it a 4 based on that the workers hardly spoke to me and my husband, with the exception of one. The one talked to a Blue Jay to get it to meow. That was cool. So many nice birds to see. Lots of local birds there... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Is this place a sanctuary or bird fight club? Visited this place after reading all of the rave reviews on TripAdvisor and we were extremely disappointed and confused at what we found. We stopped by around 5 o'clock (an hour before the supposed closing time?) and found it deserted, saw one employee who hurried out without saying a word to... More 

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Orlando
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We went on our last day of our vacation to check it out but there was no one there. Even though the place was supposed to be open according to the hours of operation, it was deserted. However, we were able to see all the birds in their cages as well as the natives that hung around nesting. It was... More 

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Kankakee, Illinois
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We are staying about a half mile from the sanctuary and thought it would be nice walk down there. Was neat seeing all the different birds up close. It's free and something different to do. Well, worth the half mile walk there!

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Tampa, Florida
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35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Free admission, right on the beach and they have all different types of birds that they are helping, by either housing them for life or rehabbing them. Its a no pressure place, you just walk in and take as much time as you need. They have a nice shaded seating area in the back and a 3 story deck where... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

Little place to see great birds up close. Some in cages others just hanging around. Many Pelicans brown and white. So interesting to see the difference between them. We were able to walk out on the beach to see a nesting site of about 100 birds watching over their nests and baby birds. Interesting for all ages. Doesn't take a... More 

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Largo, Florida
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This place is always a good idea. I have lived in the area for 19 years (my whole life) and have watch the people and places grow. A heart warming adventure through our native seabirds and everything that these people do for these animals just makes you feel great. Leave a donation if you can! A great cause with a... More 

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Covington, Georgia
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42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed a self guided tour of the sanctuary. It houses a variety of native birds and some that just drop in for a visit. There is access from the beach. Parking is limited. Facility is small and tour doesn't take long. Video gives background and useful information.

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Flowery Branch, Georgia, United States
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Beautiful seabirds, and even a few owls! The kids loved it, it's completely free and very relaxed. Donations are appreciated, but there is no pressure. It's a really nice way to spend part of your afternoon.

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Additional Information about Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary

Address: 18328 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL FL 33785
Phone Number: 727-391-6211
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Indian Shores
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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