Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center
The mission of the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center is to conserve and protect all species of marine turtles, both in the water and on the beach. We accomplish this through the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of sick and injured sea turtles; public education regarding the plight of sea turtles and the threat of their extinction; and learning opportunities for students of biology, wildlife conservation, and veterinary medicine from around the world. A nonprofit organization, we view our work as a privilege and are honored to work with these magnificent creatures.
New KBSTRRC 2023 Calendar!
Celebrate sea turtles all year long with our brand new 2023 calendar! Featuring photos of current and recent patients, photos from the beach, and photos from behind the scenes in our sea turtle hospital, the calendar also includes fun facts and information about sea turtles. Buy one for everyone on your list! Click her to puchase.
Thank you for supporting the Surf to Sound 5K!
Announcing - the second annual Surf to Sound 5K on September 17, 2022! Whether you’re an experienced runner, an occasional jogger, or simply looking for a fun walk across the Surf City Bridge, the Surf to Sound 5K is the perfect event to celebrate the landscape, businesses and community that make up Hampstead, Topsail Island, and Surf City. And, know that you are helping to save endangered sea turtles while doing so!
Starting in Soundside Park, participants will head across the Surf City Bridge and back to the island, while taking in the Topsail Sound and views of the Atlantic Ocean for 3.1 miles. Hurry up or take your time, but don’t miss the Surf to Sound 5k on September 17, 2022.
THE TURTLES WELCOME YOU BACK! CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION.
ADMISSION (PLUS sales tax & fees):
$7.00 General Admission (Ages 13-61) $6.00 Military (Active Duty and Veterans) $6.00 Seniors (Ages 62 and up) $5.00 Children (Ages 3-12) $0.00 Babies and Toddlers (Ages 0-2) (Babies are free but a ticket is still required to save their spot!)
Update 4/23/22: Masks no longer required! We reserve the right to reinstate masking requirements in the future should public health conditions warrant such precautions.
We are a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization - POWERED BY VOLUNTEERS EIN: 56-1967579
This conservation work for protected sea turtles at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center and on Topsail Island is authorized by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, ES Permit 22ST05.