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“Limited access to pristine beach” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge

Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge
St. Croix
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Ranked #1 of 59 Attractions in St. Croix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Scuba diving, Birdwatching
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Columbus, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Limited access to pristine beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This beach is a bit hard to find, at the end of a narrow winding road but more sandy than most of the north side rocky beaches, which were great for snorkeling. But wide and sandy and easy access to the water, and short walk takes you away from all the other people. We were able to observe pelicans and other water birds diving for fish at very close range!

Visited February 2014
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Philadelphia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
41 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Nice quiet beach in the nature preserve”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

When in Fredriksted, this is a nice place to visit. Just a few miles south of Fredriksted. When we visited, the place was empty. Hardly anyone around. Nice place to walk on the beach and just appreciate the beauty of the beach.

Visited February 2014
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Hartland, Vermont
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“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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8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“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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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“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.

Visited February 2014
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