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Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center Topsail Island Attractions
302 Tortuga Dr.
Surf City, NC 28445

(910) 329-0222

The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital is in a state of the art turtle rescue center with over 13,000 square feet.  The primary purpose of the facility is the care and rehabilitation of sick and injured sea turtles. Visitors can view magnificent loggerhead sea turtles, green sea turtles and perhaps even a rare Kemp's Ridley turtle while learning about the history and the problems each turtle faces. Visitors will also learn about the feeding, treatment and predicted release dates of the turtles. The center opens for visitors April 1 from 1-4 pm. The center is not open to the public at other times of the year, and it may close without notice in the summer for emergencies. The center operates with an all-volunteer staff and therefore is open on a limited basis. Due to the center's popularity, it is best to arrive early. No calls for reservations are accepted.  General admission is $5 for 13 and up, seniors and military are $4; and children 12 and under are $3.


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