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“Most beautiful beach ever!”

Reviewed October 15, 2013

Sandy Point is the whole southwestern ear of St.Croix. It may be closed at certain times of the year to protect certain wildlife that is hatching etc. Also is only open on weekends until 4 PM so you may want to check before planning a visit. This pristine beach seems to go on forever without any buildings or signs at all. It is just purely an untouched beauty of nature that I have never seen before. The water is a gorgeous blue and is of course very clear and clean. The day we went was oppressively hot so we could not stay too long even with sun screen and a hat. If you plan to hang out on the beach, you may want to take an umbrella and lots of water and ice. Also, plan to get in the water often to cool off. (There are no restrooms so think about that too.) Anyway, we were so happy that a place like this still exists in the world without much human interference. Pictures do not do it justice at all.

Thank Maria S
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

We were fortunate enough to visit St. Croix when Sandy Point is open on the weekends (not during active turtle nesting season.) This beach is pristine with white sand and gorgeous green-blue water...a delight just to float in the water and relax on the wide beach. Definitely our favorite beach on St. Croix!

2  Thank BK H
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Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

This beach is very special it's sand is white and so soft on the feet, yes you may go to this beach, however it's main visitors are the turtles that have the rights to this beach several months out of the year.

1  Thank Rcairjam-Rhonda
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

I am sorry Beis1 had a bad experience. He walked through an area that tourists do not usually go to. St. Croix is not like he described. I live here and have never had an experience like his. First of all, he was not at Sandy Point. Sandy Point is a preserve which he may have reached at the end of his walk. Usually you drive in through a gate; it is open 10-4 on Sat and Sundays and is patrolled by the Fish & Wildlife officers. The beach and swimming is fantastic but there is no snorkeling. It is usually closed from April to Oct for turtle nesting. His review is not of Sandy Point but of a strip of land south of F'sted town. There are a couple of nice hotels along this strip and there is some good snorkeling.

2  Thank crabgroupie
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

First off: This is not a safe island to take your family to. Always keep your head on a swivel; and take a taxi everywhere.

My wife and I walked from the cruise ship port to Sandy Point....bad idea. The neighborhoods you walk through on the way are VERY sketchy. Several locals, all on some sort of drug, absolutely hate tourists. We joined up with another family walking to the beach, to have strength in numbers. Several 30-some year old locals would circle us with bicycles and skid their brakes to intimidate us the entire walk. And locals in cars would speed by us and veer into us on purpose. Bottom line, if you want to see this beach, take a taxi. There is a swimming pool, shower, and bathroom at the so called "Sandy Point Resort". The resort consists of a broken gate, gatehouse, swimming pool, outdoor overhang, showers, and picnic tables right at the entrance of the National Park.

We were there last week (August 2013), and the beach area, once it enters the National Park area, is closed off due to turtle nesting season. There are areas right before the Park area that is not closed. The water is clear as can be and beautiful.

I feared for our safety on this island, even at populated beaches (where policemen guarded the parking areas). Due to the locals being so aggressive and menacing, I will never return to this island, or waste my precious vacation days on this island. It's sad, because I'm sure there are other places that are nice.

10  Thank Beis1
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