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Cattle Point

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA
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Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching, Whale watching
Owner description: Rocky promontory on San Juan Island that offers a dramatic view of the whales and wildlife of Puget...
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Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching, Whale watching
Owner description: Rocky promontory on San Juan Island that offers a dramatic view of the whales and wildlife of Puget Sound.
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Roche Harbor, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Nice quiet days usually not a lot of people around nice to explore and take pictures. Be careful walking down to the beach. Enjoyed just a day me and my husband had an awesome picnic. Walking on the edge of the water watching the ducks and the one harbor seal that was watching us pretty closely. One or two people... More 

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Seattle
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Amazing and totally private......noone else was on the beach! It was a beautiful day in October and not a cloud in the sky!

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Boise, Idaho
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116 reviews 116 reviews
15 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Cattle point is a large meadowed knoll that has a panoramic view of the southern end of the island, In the 1800s this point was the site of an army encampment at a time that Britain & the U.S. were negotiating the US/Canadian boundary treaty. There was brief but largely averted military action. A reproduction of the original fort is... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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65 reviews 65 reviews
31 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

did not see any Orcas that day but cattle point was a good spot to stop and have lunch while touring the island

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We drove out to Cattle Point to see the lighthouse. We walked up to it and realized it was boarded up, unused, and a little sad looking. Views were amazing though. I proposed to my girlfriend in front of this lighthouse. It may not be attractive, but we will forever love it.

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Lacey, Washington
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17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We loved the views out to Cattle Point. We had views of Mt. Baker and the driftwood on South Beach. Do yourself a favor and make the drive out here. If you stay, they do ask for you to post a DIscover Pass (if you have one for your dash) or pay for parking.

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Portland, Oregon
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Alas, the weather was overcast and foggy during our visit to Cattle Point, but it was interesting nonetheless. Save it for the afternoon, as it's obvious the views would be fantastic when the sun is out.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Gorgeous look out and a red tail fox came straight up to us. Amazing! There are picnic tables to enjoy a nice meal and beverage of your choice while the sun sets.

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Eugene, Oregon
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Cattle Point is a great place to view the Olympic Range across the Strait of Juan de Fuca, to see wild foxes that prey on the overpopulation of rabbits that life in "towns" of dozens of burrows. Go down to the shore to beach comb along the longest stretch of sand on the island, and clamber over the immense piles... More 

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Hooksett NH
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150 reviews 150 reviews
37 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

On this new Historic Momument Site is a lighthouse that sits high on a cliff. The drive along the coast is lovely. The open fields are alive with wildlife. Worth the trip.

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