National Wildlife Refuge, St. Croix, USVI
The Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge
has one of
the longest and most pristine white sand beaches in the U.S. Virgin
Islands...the whole Caribbean for that matter! You can access the park
from either Frederiksted or from the end of the 4-lane (Melvin H Evans
Hwy). Just go straight ahead at the end of the Hwy and you come to the
entrance to the park. It is a fairly long drive through the refuge to
get to the main parking lot from this entrance. There is now a nice
parking lot for your car which is just a short walk from the west beach.
There are several other access points to the beach. Be sure to bring
plenty of water and sunscreen as there is very little shade and no
facilities. If you want to bring and umbrella or canopy, be sure to have
5 gallon buckets to fill with sand to use as anchors. It is against the
law to drive anything down into the sand. If you do, you just might
disrupt a turtle nest.
refuge is only open to the public from 10:00am to 4:00pm on Saturdays and
Sundays and is closed at all other times. The refuge
beach is a popular recreation site for visitors, but the refuge and beach
are closed April 1 - September 1 during turtle nesting season
in order to protect turtle nests and hatchlings.
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