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Sharks Reef Sanctuary

Address: Sharks Reef Rd, Lopez Village, Lopez Island, WA
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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Friday Harbor, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Came to do some geocaching and found some of the best views I've ever seen. The trail is not too long for kids but really small humans should be supervised at the cliffs. Didn't see seals this time of year but the scenery was great on its own.

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Morro Bay, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Best place on Lopez Island is tucked away in a forest. Hike to the end and view the Elephant Seals, gorgeous bay and serenity of nature.

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Taylorsville
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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92 reviews 92 reviews
45 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 attraction reviews
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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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21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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19 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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