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Address: Fowler's Way, Orcas Island, WA

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We went to Orcas Island completely spontaneously a couple days ago. We were thinking of going to the state park at first, since that's number one on the list of things to do... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2016
Jackie J
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Bellingham, Washington
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Bellingham, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

We went to Orcas Island completely spontaneously a couple days ago. We were thinking of going to the state park at first, since that's number one on the list of things to do there, but we decided to check out Judd Cove first, since that's less of a drive. It was exactly what I had been looking for. I wanted... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

This was an interesting site. We took the easy walk down to the kiln and enjoyed the view of the cove as well. Due to the heavy rains, the waterfall was gushing right along! Lovely setting.

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Eastsound, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Judd Cove is an undiscovered gem, a small waterfront park with a short walking trail and a restored stone lime kiln. Perfect spot for meditation or communing with nature close to Eastsound.

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Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We learned about this spot via TripAdvisor and after taking a wrong turn, we arrived at the preserve. It seemed natural to want to take Judd Cove Rd, but discovered that it's a private road. Instead, take Fowler's Way off Orcas Rd just outside of East Sound. Close to the 355 feet of shoreline, you'll find a partially restored historic... More 

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3 Thank teehan
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Judd Cove is a tucked away little spot that most people probably don't happen upon. A nice bit of history with the restored limekiln. Also a nice cove to explore with a small waterfall right on the beach.

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Port Orchard, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We really enjoyed the Judd Cove Preserve. There are two options to get down to the beach. There is a short walk down a gravel road or a Quarry Loop Trail that is slightly longer. If you take the Quarry Loop Trail, watch for stinging nettle. You will get to see an old lime kiln which was used in the... More 

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This is the site of an old lime kiln and has a short trail and a great view. Trail is not too bad for kids.

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Mill Creek, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is a very small beach area with a short, easy trail leading down to it. There a soooo many tiny crabs here .. it was fun turning over rock after rock and finding what crabs were underneath them. It would be a nice beach to spend a warm day on, but on a cold day in October there wasnt... More 

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Mukilteo, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I agree w/ the other posters, this is a nice little quiet cove - we had it all to ourselves the afternoon we visited in May. Cool bit of history with the lime kiln, and just a beautiful spot to sit back and relax as you enjoy the scenery. The waterfall just down the beach was an added bonus! The... More 

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Lynnwood, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful little hike with great views of Judd Cove! Short easy hike -- great for all people! The woods are beautiful and they have a nice spot in the meadow for a picnic!

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