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Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge

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Last day 2017!

This is a must see for visiting St. Croix. BUT, it is only open weekends I think. Anyways check on this and they are closed during the time of turtle nesting. We made it on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jeannie m
Naples, Florida
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Naples, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a must see for visiting St. Croix. BUT, it is only open weekends I think. Anyways check on this and they are closed during the time of turtle nesting. We made it on the last day, this was in March.

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Florissant, Colorado
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35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Took a tour out here, interesting tour, but the beach is only open to the public at certain times, I think just on the weekends, and for organized tours. Beautiful sands, some wildlife, mostly birds, and really blue water, just wish you could go out when you want to.

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Calgary, Canada
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

This beach is as beautiful as one would imagine a beach in Zihuatanejo would be! In case you did not know, this is where the final scene in the Shawshank Redemption was filmed where this beach was said to be in Mexico. Its only open on the weekends and closes during turtle nesting season. Great place for a picnic lunch... More 

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Palmyra, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

The color of the water is enough to stun you. I have never seen so many shades of blue. Sands and beach were equally as pristine as the water. When open this is a beach you don't want to miss. By far my favorite on the Island. Maybe the best in the Caribbean. Not much cover for fish but there... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Remote. Longish drive on gravel roads to get there. You keep driving until you can't anymore. Dream beach as far as sand, location, water, and scenery. There is kind of a big drop when you first go in the water, so be prepared. At least, that's what's we experienced. It wasn't gradual like some beaches are. Be prepared to be... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Very beautiful beach for an afternoon. This is only open on weekends due to the nesting area for turtles. We didn't see any and the beach is mostly for swimming and not much for snorkeling. There are no facilities so plan the bathroom and necessities in advance. There is no shade so bring and umbrella or good sunscreen. A nice... More 

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Bow, NH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Wow wow and wow. I am so glad I researched when this beach would be open, if we could have, we would have gone back everyday we were in St. Croix. Miles of white sand, calm water (break is a little rough) and stunning photo ops. Hardly any people around and you can pick your spot and not be disturbed.... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

The long white sand beach reminded me of the Outer Banks in North Carolina. It is an unspoiled/undeveloped beach with literally hundreds of turtle nesting sites, some active. We saw dozens of tiny turtle prints in the sand from two separate nests that had hatched out, apparently the previous night. There are two ways in: dirt road from the west... More 

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Hampstead, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

This beach has silky soft sand, incredibly clear water and is rarely crowded. Only downside is there is no shade, but we could stay out the water so it didn't matter! Even saw dolphins! Highly recommend.

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Three beach areas, but only open on weekends (or when cruise ships in port). Also closed during turtle nesting season. We were there early (10:00 am) on a Saturday and only a few folks were around. Easy to find a quiet place on the beach - but no facilities (restrooms/concessions/etc)

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