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The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center

#2 of 27 things to do in Surf City Features Animals
302 Tortuga Lane, Surf City, North Carolina 28445, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445
+1 910-329-0222
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"Worth the Wait"

We recently went to the rescue on a rainy day, and the rest of the tourists had the same idea. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
baldeagle70
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Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
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Wonderful knowledgeable volunteers and staff. We loved seeing them helping the turtles. I also love... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mommylovestofly
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  • Average7%
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302 Tortuga Lane, Surf City, North Carolina 28445, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445
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+1 910-329-0222

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently went to the rescue on a rainy day, and the rest of the tourists had the same idea. The volunteers worked hard that day moving hundreds of people through the line. They were all very friendly and were conversing with us as we...More

Thank baldeagle70
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful knowledgeable volunteers and staff. We loved seeing them helping the turtles. I also love knowing they are going to be released back into the wild. Get there early, the line gets very long and there isn't any shade. We arrived almost an hour before...More

Thank Mommylovestofly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The turtle hospital was great! The line was super long and took a while to go through, but it was worth it! I was disappointed there was no shirts left in my size. But over all a great place!

Thank scpicken
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very long, hot line at the beginning. No shade at all so bring something to help you for hot, in-line standing to get in. But once you get in it's a cool place. Nice place to take the kids.

Thank Foreva918_
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband badly wanted to visit and I said ok. Once there, I was drawn into the stories of the many sea turtles, most injured by boat.. I was thrilled most would heal & be released, I was stunned at how human choices impact these...More

Thank julibates
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was interesting to see the sea turtle rescue center and to see the turtles up close and learn all about their habitat.

Thank 348MK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow great place to visit. Great educational visit and the staff of volunteers are so informed. Great place to visit even if you don't have kids.

Thank gracie l
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved our visit here. This place is doing some great things for the preservation of sea turtles. Very interesting! The staff is very knowledgable. It was fun seeing all the turtles and learning a little about each of them.

Thank steiner98
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We liked the set up of it. There were stations set up that talked about the different types of turtles they help. You can tell the turtles are well taken care of. We enjoyed hearing about the rehabilitation of the turtles and their success stories....More

Thank xplrmor4me
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must see whether you are a visitor or a local to the area! The volunteers clearly love their turtles and are carefully trained before interacting with the public. The hospital is clean, happy and educational for all ages.

Thank Martha28445
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2JoN
28 April 2017|
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Response from obxbeachgirl65 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely. All along the beach you'll see turtle nests blocked off. If you see a crowd around one, they may be expecting a hatch. Have fun!
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kathrynb392
7 March 2017|
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Response from Anne O | Reviewed this property |
Staffed by Volunteers - Opens for the season April1,2017. Visit their website General admission: $5 (13 & up); Seniors and Military: $4; Children $3 (12 & under). located at 302 Tortuga Lane, (Mainland) Surf City.
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scrappingDi
14 January 2017|
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Response from springsgirlColorado | Reviewed this property |
They will reopen for the 2017 season in April. You could google them in March to see if they posted their dates.
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