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“Beautiful clear water” 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 85 things to do in St. Croix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Scuba diving, Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful clear water”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This beach is pristine...soft sandy beach with beautiful clear water. Entry to the water has a steep drop off that quickly goes to 5+ feet, and the current can be strong. Since we had our two young children with us, we had to stay close to make sure they were okay. Maybe not the best beach if you have young kids but definitely worth the visit. The beach is only open Saturday-Sunday 10-4.

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North Canton, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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“Worth the trek out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

What a view, the water is amazingly blue. Bring a towel and enjoy your lunch on the beach. It is not one of the secluded beaches, this one had the most people on it, but was neat to walk up and down.

Visited March 2014
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Wilmington, Delaware
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18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 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
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“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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“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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