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Lime Kiln Point State Park

Westside Road, WA
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Type: State Parks
Activities: Whale watching, Viewing wildlife
Description: This 36.32-acre park, located on the west side of San Juan Island, boasts over 2,550 feet of scenic shoreline.
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Newtown, PA
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268 reviews 268 reviews
72 attraction reviews
414 helpful votes 414 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We were not too concerned with seeing any whales. There had only been one sighting all day. One should make the time to see the whole park. To the north we found out why it's called Lime Kiln. This site used to be a limestone quarry. One can see where the kilns were built to fire the limestone. Pretty cool... More

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Great place to spot killer whales whether you are ashore or in a boat. The lighthouse is stunning too.

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Camas, Washington
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45 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Spent a few hours here. Although we weren't lucky enough to see orcas, we did spot a couple seals, lots of birds and many kayakers. Nice relaxing spot even the locals like to hang out here. The light house is an easy walk, has tracking information on the pods of orcas. We had seen the light house from lopez island,... More

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Seattle, WA
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I went to Lime Kiln in hopes of seeing some orcas, even though I wasn't one of the lucky ones, i had a great time hanging out for a few hours. The views are beautiful and I did see a few seals hanging out in the kelp beds. Bring a picnic lunch, beach chair or towel to sit on the... More

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Shirley, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Wasn't far walk,could sit and have lunch in peace and look at beautiful water below and could also go down towards rocks where the orcas come close to

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

For a wonderful day of hiking and breath taking beauty come to Lime Kiln Park. If you have a chance pack a lunch, water and maybe a bottle of wine. The water is perfect and needed for the hiking... but take time to sit and enjoy lunch overlooking the sound! Hike to the lighthouse and look for Orca's and other... More

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This was by far our favorite location on San Juan island. We entered the park in the morning and returned later in the afternoon to whale watch. (most frequent sighting between 3 and 4 pm.) There are plenty of trails one can hike around. i.e. Deadman's Bay which has a small beach area. Several kayaks came by. $10 day use... More

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The main reason I went to San Juan Island was to go whale watching. When I found out you could watch the resident orcas swim by Lime Kiln Park I knew I had to go there. I spent five days on the island and each day I went to this park with the hope of seeing the resident orcas go... More

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Dana Point, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Yea I saw some orcas, I guess some people might have missed them. Sorry orcas on their own schedule you might have 2 hang out for some time , volunteer s post time of the last sightings. My advice is follow the flotilla of boats, that usually means whales are around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Amazing! You can see the orcas even closer than from the whale tours. Incredible opportunity! There is no charge for one of the greatest experiences available on San Juan Island.

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