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“Wow Factor” 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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Wilmington, Delaware
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Wow Factor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This beach is simply the sweetest on the island. Spent 5 hrs there yesterday the 25th of March 2014. Seen turtles, dolphins and was even able to do some fishing while there away from everyone else. Did not catch anyThing. But enjoyed the awesome sites.

Visited March 2014
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Pure creamy white sands, site of Shawshank filming”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

If you've seen the Shawshank Redemption, you'll remember the last scene. That last scene was filmed here. The sand is pure white and the waters are calm. It's relatively empty, even during the busiest cruise season. But check the hours, because they're not open year round. Being a nature preserve, there are some regulations in place. There are no bathrooms or showers (obvs). No umbrellas for rent, either. Just a clean, relaxing natural preserve.

Visited March 2014
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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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