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Cattle Point

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Address: Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA
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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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Bald eagle babies, turkey vultures, rabbits and foxes!

By far, one of my 2 favorite places on the island to visit. This is where American Camp is located. Behind the interpretive centre there is a bald eagle nest. They had a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Vanda S
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

By far, one of my 2 favorite places on the island to visit. This is where American Camp is located. Behind the interpretive centre there is a bald eagle nest. They had a telescope set up so we could watch the 13 week old pair of eaglets testing their wings. They were just fledged but still hanging around the family... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove to South Beach and Cattle Point for a picnic and exploring. It was fabulous. We sat on the bluff looking over the beach area for our picnic. What a view of the straits and the Olympic Peninsula! Then we walked the bluff to the old lighthouse and down to the rocks. A fun afternoon.

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must see while on San Juan Island. This national park is at the south end of the island and well worth the drive. The home to US soldiers during the occupation of the island in the 1800's. you can visit the visitor's center and get lots of rich island history. After that, take an absolutely gorgeous hike down towards... More 

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Irwin, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Simply stunning views. Wildlife. Beautiful beach. Nice drive as well if your not into taking short hikes.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Views from either side--Mount Rainier and the Olympic Mountains! You can see South Beach and Fourth of July Beach, too. Very tranquil, not busy even in the middle of summer. We saw river otters swimming off the shore of South Beach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walk the shoreline, and all the trails, explore the isolated beaches, spend time at granny's beach lots of driftwood!

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Terrace, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed walking around the rough landscape and exploring all of the scenic views. A fantastic ride by motorcycle out to this point.

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West Bowdoin, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Stopped at South Beach while visiting this end of the island. Beautiful and quiet. My 10 year old had a great time playing in the drift wood and building a 'structure'. We watched a family of otters playing on the beach and two orcas having lunch just off shore. Well worth the stop!

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Gorgeous views from the top of the road. Ample parking near the water. Easy walking on the path to a beech.

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Olympia, Washington
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

This was my first time to cattle point, I wish I had discovered it sooner... It's a wonderful place to visit. Great views, easy hikes, nothing negative to say. This is added to the list of places to see on the San Juan island.

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