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Sharks Reef Sanctuary

Sharks Reef Rd, Lopez Village, Lopez Island, WA
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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- Aug 26, 2014
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Taylorsville
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Well worth the visit. Follow the path from the parking and you get to the water. Follow the path along the water and you might see sea lions and seals. We saw a lot on the rocks below. The scenery is great.

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Camas, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Easy hike to a great view of seals as well as the lighthouse on lime kiln state park across the water. GPS does not function properly on the island, so glad I had written down some driving directions from TA!

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Abbotsford, Canada
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Enjoyed the short, easy 15 minute hike in to the water. The currents here are strong and whirl-pool, so it is beautiful. Lots of seals and their pups lounging on the rocks you see in the water. Pretty place to have a picnic or just sit and relax.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

It is a little walk down to the water, long enough that you can claim that you got some exercise, not so long that you get tired. Go all the way to the end, don't stop when you get to the water, you won't see the seals from there, you want to be down at the end just across from... More

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Victoria, Canada
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20 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This was a great spot to take a little hike and see seals and sea lions. The scenery is spectacular and you can see the lighthouse on San Juan from this area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Truly spectacular scenery. This is a must see - bring your camera AND your video camera. Like many other reviewers, I did see seals. It is an easy short walk to the shoreline. I don't think you are required to have a "Discover Pass" to park here (but bring it just in case I'm wrong). As an additional FYI, I... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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29 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

A great place to see (and smell) lounging Harbor Seals. The channel from Lopez to the seal island is only about 15 yards across so you can take great pics with a zoom lens.

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

There were seal everywhere! once you go on the small hike it takes to get there (about 15min) you'll love the scenery and have a blast watching the seals.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Always love the bike to this trail head and the lovely walk to the overlook. Have never failed to see seals basking on the rocks.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

This short 10 minute mostly level hike is definitely worth it for the views. At the end we got to see a number of noisy seals and great sights of surrounding islands. Keep your eyes peeled for the seals as you follow the shore because they can blend into the rocks. Shark Reef Sanctuary is a must see when visiting... More

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