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Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge

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Turtle Nesting Ground!!

Depending on when you visit you'll see different things. I know that some months the beach is open to the public. However when I was there a week ago I was at the end of egg... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2016
Natalie K
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Spring Grove, Illinois
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Birmingham, AL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived to find the beach access closed. This site is seasonal so check the hours and days before going. We were however able to see the beach from a sailboat the following day. Looks like it would be fun to visit.Maybe next time.

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Lutz, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Traveled here knowing that the beach area is closed during several months for turtle hatchlings, but not that the refuge would also be closed. Disappointing.

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Spring Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Depending on when you visit you'll see different things. I know that some months the beach is open to the public. However when I was there a week ago I was at the end of egg laying season and beginning of hatching season!! I came with an educational group so I went with researchers and was able to release baby... More 

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Thank Natalie K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

People tell you Sandy Point is a beautiful beach, and you can see it in the pictures, but it's so much more in real life! The water is that blue and the sand is that perfect! Being a national reserve and a turtle nesting beach, it's protected. No digging is allowed, so my puppy couldn't come along. A ranger makes... More 

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Apollo Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here after a long day of traveling. Wish we would have had several hours to spend at this completely empty and beautiful beach! We were only able to stay about an hour, but really enjoyed it. Took some great photos on the simply breathtaking beach!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

This is one of the most beautiful beaches on earth. It's also a nature preserve to turtles. Only open on weekends February thru April. No fee or facilities. So bring your lunch, your cooler, and a trash bag to take everything back with you. This is a must!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

We love this beach and enjoy it several times during each stay on the island. It is not always open however is a must see if it is open.

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Frederiksted, St. Croix
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

the sand is nice but its hot and not good for snorkeling and laying on beach but clean and the just once you might want to visit but not high on my go see list

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Geneva, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

This place is so worth the drive, only open on the weekends , for a limited time during the year. This is a really beautiful location and the water and sand are perfect. Great way to spend the dayl.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Truly amazing beach and great refuge. I am so pleased to see this place protected by the government. The refuge and beach are only open a couple days of the week a few months of the year. The beach includes calm waters on one side of the point and some nice waves on the other. The smooth sandy bottom and... More 

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