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“Great but no taxi would go there” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge

Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge
St. Croix
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Ranked #2 of 85 things to do in St. Croix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Scuba diving, Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
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Helsinki, Finland
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“Great but no taxi would go there”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Just back from a cruise with one day on St. Croix. Sandy Point is great. However, we could not find any taxi driver who would take us there. They were saying it's closed (I knew it is open on Sunday as it is not turtle season) and the road is bad etc etc. We were not even bargaining about the money, just wanted to find anyone who would take us there. Then one diriver said he would take us there and pretended to do so. He left us at Coral Hotel and the walking distance to Sandy Point on the soft sand was too much for my friend with all the beach gear (towels, water, snacks, cameras etc). I went but had very little time to enjoy the gorgeous beach because of the long walk.
So either rent a car or otherwise make sure in advance you get there.

Visited February 2014
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new jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Wow!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

yust go if you can. No review can really prepare you for how nice this beach is. Miles of deep, white, untouched sand. Most of the beach-goers are in one area. The rest of the beach (& it really does go on for miles) is deserted. It's only open on Sat & Sun & only when the turtles aren't nesting. Poor snorkeling as the bottom is all sand. No faciliies.

Visited February 2014
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New Boston, New Hampshire, United States
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“most beautiful beach ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This beach is what dreams are made of. Softest sand ever. Most beautiful, buoyant water ever. Crabs cutely scurrying around. Birds singing in the bushes. Peaceful and calm. A slice of heaven on earth.

Visited February 2014
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Waterville, Minnesota
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“Most Clear Blue Water, Ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

I've never been to a beach where the water was more clear and blue! The sand is nice and clean, and there's plenty of sun. You have to drive down a long, windy road to get there, and you park where the lot is. You walk a little bit, and you are there! The first spots are where the water is nice and calm, but if you walk futher south, the waves crash on the shore. We swam in both areas. The wavey area was fun, but not your safest option! It's more for people who are looking for a little adventure.
Another thing to mention, it's only open on Saturday and Sunday til about 4 so make sure to plan ahead and set one of those days aside for this beach.
Totally recommend!

Visited January 2014
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Knightdale, North Carolina
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“Second most beautiful beach I've ever been to.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

It takes some tenacity to get to. It is well off the beaten path on the Fredrisksted end of the island. If you don't know where you are going get directions from a local or get a map. We used a GPS on an iPad and reception was spotty at best. Drive slowly when you enter as it is a one lane road with a single turn out and the foliage comes right up to the roadside. Drive all the way to the end of the road. There are a couple of spurs that deviate from the main driveway in, stay on the main road if you want to get to the beach. I'm not sure where these other roads go but stay on the main road if you want the beach! When you arrive in the parking lot the beach is literally a 75' walk. It is an absolutely gorgeous beach that is not heavily visited. there were maybe 25 people there when we arrived. The water is beautiful and clear! This is the beach that is featured at the end of "Shawshank Redemption". In the movie they say that it was Mexico but it was Sandy Point in St. Croix. It is a turtle preserve as well but we didn't see any. This might be the beach of choice when we go to St. Croix.

Visited November 2013
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