Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge, St. Croix

4.8
#6 of 31 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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  • One of my favorite places in the whole Caribbean (having been to 27 other islands)...a true hidden gem. I felt so fortunate it was open during our visit to STX. What makes it so special is that it's 1...  more »
  • Beautiful expanse of sandy beach, only open at weekends and on cruise ship days, presumably to protect the turtle population. Great snorkeling, huge variety of fish, rays and turtles. Beach has no sha...  more »
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  • Most Serene and beautiful place on the west of the island. Pristine nesting grounds for see turtles make this a great spot, although it is closed April through late summer so the titles aren't disturbed. I LOVED this place. Our condo was the closest building to it, and it provided a great view.
  • The sandiest Beach ever! Clean ocean and lots of space.
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