Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, Surf City

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  • A geocache that is part of a clever series is "hidden" here. Once on the grounds decided to visit and glad we did...having not known much about turtles before this trip. The staff was very knowledgeab...  more »
  • This is a great place to go if you have teenagers or very attentive children. There is usually a long line and at least a half hour or more wait. If you have young restless children this is not the pl...  more »
  • I'm sure the organization is a wonderful non-profit, full of amazing volunteers who sink their heart and soul into everything, and does great work. That being said, it's really not worth the visit. If...  more »
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  • Very well organized displays. It is basically one large long hall with tables and volunteers giving a presentation at each table and then you go into a large room where the turtles are kept and you're introduced to each one with its history. Then that's it. I really liked it because each table or turtle you get one to one attention from the volunteers. Great for q and a's. It's basically a long line of small groups visiting each table and turtle. We went with three children ages 6-10 and they were enthralled and asked many questions.
  • Amazing learning experience. Experienced, knowledgeable friendly volunteers doing incredible work for our search turtle friends. You can adopt a turtle. I chose Magnolia, she stole my heart. It takes a village to protect these beautiful creatures and the folks at the center and this island are champions at protecting the sea turtle population. Thanks for all you do.
  • Fun and educational visit. We went in June, so there was a long line, but they had arranged volunteers at stations along the line for little talks on turtle anatomy, plastic pollution, turtle species comparisons, etc. Too long for the three year old of course, but just right for my 7 and 9 year olds. And myself.
  • Very informative!! Great learning experience for kids and adults both. Everyone that goes to the beach should know how to keep these turtles safe.
  • Wonderful place. It does have a line went you go, but it move quickly and all the money goes to supporting the mission of helping the sea turtles. Most of the staff are volunteer.