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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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Wonderful learning experience each time I go

Very nice facilities and seemingly great for turtles to recover from injuries or hardship. Lots of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mike P
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Surf City, North Carolina
Saving the sea turtles!

What a great place the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue Center is! The passion for saving these... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Familyonthegoagain
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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  • Average7%
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“long line” (21 reviews)
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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 yesterday

Very nice facilities and seemingly great for turtles to recover from injuries or hardship. Lots of good hearted and loving folks at the hospital that take such good care of the turtles. Amazing that almost the entire operation is staffed by volunteers and college interns....More

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a great place the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue Center is! The passion for saving these endangered turtles is clearly seen in each of the many volunteers who help run the place. All were very informative and told each turtles story. Arrive early to...More

Thank Familyonthegoagain
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited the turtle rescue center. Was very busy when we went, and a line. But it moved fast. We were vacationing from Ohio. They have a nice gift store. Proceeds go to the turtle rescue center. Prices are reasonable. And goes to good cause. Nice...More

Thank susieQ49_62
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very educational and interesting. We learned a lot and have a new appreciation for the turtle conversation and rescue efforts.

Thank Tracy Q
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is such a neat place to visit and learn what these amazing volunteers do. My little ones love to visit every year while we are on vacation.

Thank jenmurray23
Reviewed 6 days ago

The lines are always long & I wish they would figure out a way to get people inside quicker. It's always very hot. Very interesting hearing the stories of the turtles that have been rescued. Some are there for the rest of their lives.

Thank Lynda51747
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Turtle Hospital is always great! They do so much good there! We saw several turtles rehabbing, and one permanent resident. Nancy came up out of her tub with her face looking at us and just stayed there watching.

Thank davis1966
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I absolutely loved the opportunity to learn more about sea turtle rescue in the Topsail area. We were able to witness a turtle come in when we were there and seeing the urgency in the faces of these volunteers warmed my heart....More

Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time visiting this place with our kids (ages 10 and 12 at the time). We all enjoyed it (3 generations, kids, parents, grandparents)

Thank garciacat
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
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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
8 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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