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“Best Part Of The Trip” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge

Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge
St. Croix
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Ranked #2 of 87 things to do in St. Croix
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Activities: Scuba diving, Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
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Hartland, Vermont
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5 reviews
“Best Part Of The Trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

After touring the entire island, we finally arrived at Sandy Point which ended up being the best part of our day in St. Croix. There was hardly anyone at the beach, I was able to snorkel along side a school of fish, and relax without being surrounded by tourists. There are no facilities on the beach so go prepared, it is well worth the trip.

Visited February 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews
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“A Sandy Slice of Heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

As many have probably noted, this is the actual beach where the last scene of "Shawshank Redemption" was filmed, although in the film they say it's Zihuatanejo. That alone was enough to draw us there, but one key piece of advice is that this National Park is only open on Saturday and Sunday, and only for a few months of the year as it is a habitat for turtles nesting. If you can, definitely make it a priority to visit on your trip to St. Croix. Such a peaceful beach with zero distractions and nothing commercial.

Visited January 2014
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Philadelphia
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“Beautiful beach, nice preserve”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Nice beach, nice nature preserve. If you prefer to be away from the crowds, this it the place. This is south of Fredriksted. Not much amenities here so whatever you need, get it from Fredriksted. Nothing else much to do here but just enjoy nature.

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Omaha
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42 reviews
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“Definitely worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We went to Sandy Point on a Sunday afternoon. Stayed on the east end so it was quite a drive, but well worth it. Parking lots were full so we had to park on the road. Lots of people present, but most stayed by the entrance from the main parking lot and it was easy to find a spot to ourselves. As others have said, the sand and the water are perfect. Lack of snorkeling makes this the 2nd best beach on St. Croix behind Isaac Bay in my opinion.

Visited February 2014
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Merriam, Kansas
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“Awesome beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

Most beautiful beach and sand I have ever seen. We took a picnic lunch and tent shelter for shade. Did some swimming and walking of the beach. Very few people on the beach. Limited hours but well worth it.

Visited February 2014
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