We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: St. Croix
Website
Book In Advance
More Info
$75.00*
and up
Private West End Day Sail from Frederiksted
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 162 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 125
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Most beautiful beach on island

Sandy Point is THE most beautiful beach on St. Croix. The water is crystal clear, the beach extremely clean, and never overcrowded! Also, one of the rangers, Mike, is super... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
cstew6ko
Add Photo Write a Review

162 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 159: English reviews
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sandy Point is THE most beautiful beach on St. Croix. The water is crystal clear, the beach extremely clean, and never overcrowded! Also, one of the rangers, Mike, is super friendly and helpful if you need anything or have any questions during your visit. Pack a picnic and stay all day. Just keep in mind that there is very little... More 

Helpful?
Thank cstew6ko
New Orleans, Louisiana
2 reviews
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.

Helpful?
Thank kwverrett
Bornholm, Denmark
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank Nalexa
Darien, Illinois
Level Contributor
61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
1 Thank ml3456
Birmingham, AL
Level Contributor
308 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
1 Thank VinoBambinos
Lutz, Florida
Level Contributor
125 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
1 Thank Kathryn B
Spring Grove, Illinois
Level Contributor
28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
2 Thank Natalie K
Level Contributor
71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
1 Thank Love F
Apollo Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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!

Helpful?
Thank jaredc252016
Nashville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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!

Helpful?
1 Thank S F

Travelers who viewed Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge also viewed

 
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Frederiksted, St. Croix
 

Been to Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
Chicago, IL
3 months ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?