Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge, St. Croix

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#8 of 25 in Parks in St. Croix
Have some fun in the sun as you swim in the exceptionally clear water, or relax on pristine white sands, at Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge. The beach, which stretches for just over 3 km (2 mi), is surrounded by green vegetation. In the refuge, find the Aklis Archeological Site, which dates back to the year 400 CE. The beach turns into a sanctuary for leatherback sea turtles during the nesting season. Bring plenty of food, water, sunscreen, and even an umbrella; there are no nearby facilities and natural shade is minimal. Plan your visit to Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our St. Croix online itinerary planner .
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  • 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 M...  more »
  • 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, ...  more »
  • 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 sai...  more »
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  • This is the best beach in all of St. Croix. It's only open on the weekends most of the year but you absolutely must go. Drive into the park and keep driving until you can't go any further and there's a large parking lot. Follow the short path out to the beach and you will be stunned. There's no restaurants or anything really. It's a turtle sanctuary primarily. We've never been during the turtle season but I would definitely go and see the event if ever there.
  • It's a national wildlife refuge that features a lot of turtles, especially when it is time for turtle nesting; has a beautiful scenery; and the protectors are spot on when it comes to cleanliness.
  • Gorgeous beach. The first spot we stopped at was very choppy water. Go to the furthest one for completely calm water, beautiful views, and a perfect location to spend the afternoon.
  • Beautiful beach, lots of shells, nice waves, fun to see the waves coming from all directions at the point.
  • I saw the turtle hatching and was amazed by the beauty of such moment. Must go activity while in St Crpix

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