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Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge

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The spectacular "Shawshank Redemption" beach! Hard to beat.

What a wonderful beach to walk. Turtle tracks from the water to the nest in numerous locations. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
NeziMaine
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Presque Isle, Maine
Most Perfect Beach on STX. Be careful when you go.

Sandy Point is a must see, but it's only open very short hours and certain times of the year. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Patricia R
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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"shawshank redemption"
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"turtle nesting"
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"final scene"
in 9 reviews
"beautiful beach"
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"open weekends"
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"hatching season"
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"sand dollars"
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"western tip"
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"nesting area"
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"the water is crystal clear"
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"cruise ship"
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"beach experience"
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"big drop"
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"an umbrella"
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"soft sand"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful beach to walk. Turtle tracks from the water to the nest in numerous locations. The beach is attained via the Sandy Point Park entrance or by, better, a great walk from the end of the road at Frederiksted.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sandy Point is a must see, but it's only open very short hours and certain times of the year. We usually go in February when its the perfect beach! Other times of the year it is closed for the sea turtle nesting. Closed from April...More

Thank Patricia R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have snorkeled in the waters at the edge of the refuge, and they are beautiful. Unfortunately, it hasn’t been open to the public when I’ve been here due to turtle conservation efforts.

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Reviewed April 16, 2018

This was the first beach I visited on my trip to St. Croix. It's only open on weekends and cruise ship days since it's a turtle preserve, so we visited on a Sunday when a cruise ship wasn't in. We went around 12PM... plenty of...More

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Reviewed April 9, 2018

Unbelievably beautiful beach! White white sand and crystal clear water. It closes for turtle nesting season so check before you make the drive. The water gets deep quickly so it is best for people who feel comfortable swimming. NO SHADE! Sunscreen is a MUST.

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Reviewed April 6, 2018

This is the longest beach trek I ever made, and learn from me, take water! Colors are vibrant. I walked to the turtles' nesting area early April, and contrary to other's comments, it was open on a weekday. I only crossed path with two other...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

First time we went was St. Patricks Day, No people on the beach. Beautiful white sand and sky blue water. You could walk awhile on this beach. Next Sunday we went with my son and girlfriend. Hot and warm both days. They loved it and...More

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Reviewed March 27, 2018

This is the beach where are the turtles nest. Check the schedule before going because they do close the beach when it's hatching season. Bring sunscreen and a hat for sure as there is no shade on this beach at all! This is also the...More

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Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

This was our first sight to see once arriving in St Croix. The refuge is easy to find. If you are wanting to get the full beach experience, skip the first two beaches and drive to the end of the road where there is ample...More

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Reviewed March 18, 2018

Sandy Point is beautiful and there were hardly any people on the portion where we were. I'd love to go back some day!

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I would take an UBER
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Not that we saw.
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