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Address: Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA
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Activities: Birdwatching, Whale watching
Description: Rocky promontory on San Juan Island that offers a dramatic view of the...
Rocky promontory on San Juan Island that offers a dramatic view of the whales and wildlife of Puget Sound.
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Little piece of unknown history

Would recommend stopping and learning about the pig war and English and American occupation of this little island. Take a walk on the path to the beach and around the grounds... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Fairview, Tennessee
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Fairview, Tennessee
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168 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Would recommend stopping and learning about the pig war and English and American occupation of this little island. Take a walk on the path to the beach and around the grounds. Watch the short video.

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Bothell, Washington
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

this location is awesome, a great beautiful ride down... the location is a little run down tho :( the water is clear, busy water way, and lots of Fox's all around the area.

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Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Cattle Point was a beautiful place to visit and almost deserted since the road was being worked on and most people didn't venture that far up the road. We spent time near the water, up at the lighthouse, just explored the whole area.

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Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

If you're looking for some fun coastal hiking, be sure to hike through this area as well as the American camp. There are beautiful coves and shorelines to discover in this area, and if you're luck enough like we were you'll see some Oracs!

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Tacoma, Washington
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75 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Lovely bike ride out of Friday Harbor. Take False Bay Road- flatter and much less traffic. Note the last mile of the road to the end of Cattle Point is under construction until early October. Pack a lunch and eat it while savouring the terrific views. The interpretative center is worth a visit too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Saw some bald eagles in a nest with younglings. Wonderful history. Kids enjoyed the Junior Ranger program. Beautiful views.

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

South Beach along Cattle Point Road used to be known as "Watership Down" for the massive rabbit warrens and a troop of resident foxes who, like Wiley E. Coyote, seldom seemed to be able to catch one. Yet they did. Now the rabbits have been largely expelled and the tourists are feeding the foxes because they are so cute. Until... More 

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The whales seem to be out there alot! Except for right now with all the construction going on, I'd suggest not planning to make a trip out there until next year when the new road is done.

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fairfield, california
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We stopped and took in some of the spectacular sights, including the nearby American Camp. Great spot to look for eagles, whales, and we even had a local fox drop by looking for a handout. Didn't see any whales but their local interpretive center is a great place to stop for info and history of this beautiful place

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Sedalia, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The American Camp has some nice hikes down to the beach front and nice interpretive story boards to help you get a sense of what it was like during this time.

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Address: Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor

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