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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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Breath taking piece of paradise

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2016
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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

We were in St Croix for a week. We missed it the first Day we were there but it was the very last thing we did before leaving the island. It is one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen in my life. Besides the strict hours, it is more accessible than some of the secluded beaches on... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

This national wildlife refuge is only open on weekends from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. from September through March, and is then closed April through August to allow the sea turtles to nest without being disturbed. The nearly 3-mile stretch of white sand beach is pristine. The sea is the most amazing color here and the water is actually so... More 

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Chehalis, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

We had the opportunity to walk the beach on a weekend when a cruise ship was not it port. I would highly recommend it as it was very peaceful. You could see the different levels of blue water as you looked out to sea. There was very little debris on the beach and it was easy to walk and let... More 

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Decatur, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

Only open on the weekend & part of the year, Sandy Point is an absolutely beautiful place to visit if you get the chance. Warm, blue, & clear water - we lucked out!!

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

The beach is only open on weekends a short time per year. Luchily it's open when we visit. Beautiful pristine beaches and clear blue water.

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Catskill, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

We showed up a little before 10 on a Saturday and much to our surprise, the Ranger was right on time to open the gate and lead the caravan to one of the most pristine locations I have ever seen. Even with the limited hours there was more than enough room for everyone and still space for people to throw... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

Only open on weekends this is on the far west end. Look for signs it is clearly marked. There are three or four pathways the main one is in the very back. And if your start there and work your way around you will be able to see every side of the island, which is spectacular. It was rough they... More 

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Occoquan, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

Stunning beaches with calm waves. Only open on weekends or when a cruise ship is in port (because of the nesting turtles), so plan accordingly.

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Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

You need to time your visit right since this beach is only open weekends and not before 10:00 AM. Closed during turtle nesting months. No matter what, this beach is worth the wait. You will drive out to the beach (maybe 2 miles) on a narrow road. There is a parking lot near the little walk to the beach through... More 

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