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“Limited access to pristine beach” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge

Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge
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$75.00*
and up
Private West End Day Sail from Frederiksted
Ranked #13 of 103 things to do in St. Croix
Certificate of Excellence
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Columbus, Ohio
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Limited access to pristine beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This beach is a bit hard to find, at the end of a narrow winding road but more sandy than most of the north side rocky beaches, which were great for snorkeling. But wide and sandy and easy access to the water, and short walk takes you away from all the other people. We were able to observe pelicans and other water birds diving for fish at very close range!

Visited February 2014
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Philadelphia
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128 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Nice quiet beach in the nature preserve”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

When in Fredriksted, this is a nice place to visit. Just a few miles south of Fredriksted. When we visited, the place was empty. Hardly anyone around. Nice place to walk on the beach and just appreciate the beauty of the beach.

Visited February 2014
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Hartland, Vermont
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11 reviews
“Best Part Of The Trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

After touring the entire island, we finally arrived at Sandy Point which ended up being the best part of our day in St. Croix. There was hardly anyone at the beach, I was able to snorkel along side a school of fish, and relax without being surrounded by tourists. There are no facilities on the beach so go prepared, it is well worth the trip.

Visited February 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A Sandy Slice of Heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

As many have probably noted, this is the actual beach where the last scene of "Shawshank Redemption" was filmed, although in the film they say it's Zihuatanejo. That alone was enough to draw us there, but one key piece of advice is that this National Park is only open on Saturday and Sunday, and only for a few months of the year as it is a habitat for turtles nesting. If you can, definitely make it a priority to visit on your trip to St. Croix. Such a peaceful beach with zero distractions and nothing commercial.

Visited January 2014
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Philadelphia
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128 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Beautiful beach, nice preserve”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Nice beach, nice nature preserve. If you prefer to be away from the crowds, this it the place. This is south of Fredriksted. Not much amenities here so whatever you need, get it from Fredriksted. Nothing else much to do here but just enjoy nature.

Visited February 2014
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