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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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South Beach

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Steven B
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West Bowdoin, Maine
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West Bowdoin, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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 1 week ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Thank jason745
San Juan Island, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reminds me of California. The lighthouse often has Bald Eagles perched the on the top. If you park in the parking lot an hike back by the beach you feel like you're on an isolated beach in a far off world. Great spot for tide pooling when the tides is out. You can often spot fox and deer in the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got a little lost on our way back to Friday Harbor. I don't like being lost, so I got cranky but Barbara remained intrepid. She doesn't mind being lost because she has a much better innate sense of where we are going than I do. (This may be the understatement of the decade). Anyway, the incredible views of the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We drove to this destination and as we came around the bend and looked down onto Cattle Point, it was breathtaking. You are able to hike down to the beach area, scale the rocks, and then hike up to the lighthouse in one circuit. The beach area is nestled into a beautiful cove, the rocks are fairly easy to climb,... More 

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Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Located on the southern tip of San juan island. Wonderful view, best view ever.. can see Eagle at the thees near lighthouse.

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Thank Jodenie
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

What a beautiful area. Eagles soaring above. Tremendous views as far as the eye can see. An excellent walk from south beach down to cattle point. Very impressive Would return in an instant if had the opportunity

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1 Thank Bob A
Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

We go here every time that we visit the island. It is amazing. Don't miss out on the hike to the top of Mt Finlayson, best views ever!

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Ellensburg, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

American Camp is Awesome!!! The rangers are very knowledgeable fun! Many positive comments from parents and students!

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