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Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: St. Croix
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Private West End Day Sail from Frederiksted
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Great Snorkel. Relaxing!

If you are looking for an easy snorkel experience, here it is. The reef is walking distance with the most beautiful fish right below the surface. The break is rough, but the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for an easy snorkel experience, here it is. The reef is walking distance with the most beautiful fish right below the surface. The break is rough, but the water is beautiful, and many places to sit and chill under trees... Great place to picnic and barbque.

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Bornholm, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beach is amazing. So natural and we were very surprised when seeing it. The sand turns in to a steep hill towards the water, which is actually really cool. (Don't worry, you'll be able to get up and down). If renting a car this is a must see on St. Croix. Other than that - there aren't a lot... More 

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Darien, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

We walked the beach at Sandy Point--long road off the main road to the parking lot, then a short hike to the beach. Amazing U-shaped beach, saw snorkelers and fisherman. Amazing views of the water.

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Birmingham, AL
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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