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Cattle Point

Address: Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA
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Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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, Nature & Parks
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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London, Canada
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166 reviews 166 reviews
112 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Cattle Point was a beautiful area with amazing views! We enjoyed hiking along the coast and on the beach and saw some incredible wildlife- red fox, tons of bunnies and a family of bald eagles up close. There was a group of kids on a school trip exploring on the rocks at low tide near the lighthouse but otherwise we... More 

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This tip of San Juan Island is peaceful yet thrilling in that the views are expansive, the water swift, the wildlife unspoiled (eagles, birds, fox, whales sometimes) and the prospect of many other islands and the mainland looking eastward is so peaceful. Bring a picnic to the shelter and few tables or just a book to stake out a quiet... More 

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Roche Harbor, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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
46 helpful votes 46 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
32 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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29 helpful votes 29 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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