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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
Dials
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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
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Bellingham, Washington
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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
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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 late 1800's - early 1900's. Limestone was taken from the nearby hillside, then heated in the kiln to make powder that could be used in concrete.
There is also a beach (very small at high tide, but decent sized at low tide). The first time we visited it was very peaceful and quiet down here. The second time, the renters at the little house on the cove were mowing their lawn and combing the beach for driftwood. But we still enjoyed the beach. Watch out so you don't step on all the little crabs during low tide. Also, at low tide, watch for clams.
No watercraft is allowed launch or dock at Judd Cove. If you're coming from Eastsound on Orcas Road, the cove will be on your left. You will see Judd Cove, Private Property signs, but keep going and there will be a public access on Fowlers Way.

Date of experience: June 2015
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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
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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 a whole lot to do or explore.

Date of experience: October 2014
2  Thank Anne L
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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 short hike to reach the water was easy enough for my 2y.o. to conquer all by himself - another plus plus!

Date of experience: May 2014
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