Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, Surf City

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  • Rehabilitating turtles, learning about the rescue work. Someone is at each exhibit to educate and inform. $5 admission. There is also a small gift shop  more »
  • Very informative place to visit and always a treat to see the turtles rehabilitating. There is a love for these beautiful creatures that resonates from within the walls of the center all the way down ...  more »
  • It was a bit tricky to find – our sat nav took us round the back. This is a great place. When you enter you pay you $5 admission (well worth the money) and walk down the corridor. There are manned exh...  more »
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  • Awesome place! Looked like a long wait/line to get in, but moved quick. We loved seeing all the turtles and hearing their stories. Also was a great learning experience with fun and friendly staff, the only exception being a really stern bossy woman who lined us up when we came in the door. It was kind of comical actually (picture Betty White as a drill sergeant), and certainly effective at keeping the large number of people coming through there in an orderly fashion.
  • Kids loved that one of the turtles a few years. Ack when we went was named Elsa. They loved their t-shirts and plush toys. I thought it was a nice touch that the larger plush had one smaller fin and it's rescue stitched on it's chest...
  • My kids absolutely loved the sea turtle rescue center! We went last week and they still talk about the sea turtle we "adopted", which really means we made a nice donation to the center to help care for the turtles. The lineup out the door is LONG and the sun is intense, so bring water and a hat for you and your kids in case you need to wait online outside. We had to wait 15 minutes to get in the door. Once you are inside though, there are some great educational booths and a bunch of sea turtles to see. The people there do an outstanding job of telling you each and every sea turtles story. We ended up adopting the sea turtle "Lennie" as he is blind and will never be able to go back to see. So sad! The gift shop is small but a huge hit with your kids. Perfect way to spend a couple of hours while on your beach vacation.
  • A great place to witness humans beings being human! The staff was knowledgeable and kind, the facility was warm and comfortable to the animals and the walk from the marina was a pleasure... great job guys!
  • We love this place, our grand-daughter sent us Flat Stanley and the staff treated FS like VIP with pictures to send with him back to her class.
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