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Nice way to spend a sunny afternoon.

A little off the beaten path, just before you get into Eastsound. Not a lot of parking, but a nice... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2017
Belfair, WA
Entertaining for the Kids

We went to Orcas Island completely spontaneously a couple days ago. We were thinking of going to... read more

Reviewed May 1, 2016
Jackie J
Bellingham, Washington
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Jul 19, 2017
“Nice way to spend a sunny afternoon.”
May 1, 2016
“Entertaining for the Kids”
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Reviewed July 19, 2017

A little off the beaten path, just before you get into Eastsound. Not a lot of parking, but a nice walk down to the "Lime Kiln" built in the 1890s and the beach. Make sure you respect the adjacent private property.

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Dials
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...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Jackie J
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.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank JosephJFuller
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.

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank MorganLMHC
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...More

Date of experience: August 2015
3  Thank teehan
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.

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank TheSpeis
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...More

Date of experience: June 2015
3  Thank Sarah_SQ6334SQ
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.

Date of experience: March 2015
1  Thank Tawnee S
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...More

Date of experience: October 2014
2  Thank Anne L
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...More

Date of experience: May 2014
1  Thank santorin4
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