KBSTRRC began with the Topsail Turtle Project, organized by Karen Beasley to preserve and protect sea turtle nests, nesting females, and hatchlings on the 26 miles of coastline on Topsail Island. The Sea Turtle Hospital provides rehabilitation services for sick and injured sea turtles. The three species of turtles primarily taken care of at the center are loggerheads, greens, and Kemp’s ridleys. The Sea Turtle Hospital is staffed primarily by volunteers organized into daily shifts.

Visit the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue & Rehabilitation Center 

The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center hours vary by month, so to plan your visit, check out their website. Reservations are required.

General admission is $7.00, $6.00 for Military and Seniors (ages 62 and up), $5.00 for children ages 3-12, and free for babies and toddlers (ticket still required to save spots.) 

Plan Your Topsail Island Vacation Today

Experience the coast and create long-lasting memories with the entire family. When you book a Topsail Island vacation rental with Coastal Premier, you have a trusted local guide to help plan the trip of a lifetime.

Contact us with any questions you have.