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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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Stunning View

located next to a picturesque lighthouse with waves crahing all around, almost a 300 degree view just stunning!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Shawna M
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Everett, Washington
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Everett, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

located next to a picturesque lighthouse with waves crahing all around, almost a 300 degree view just stunning!

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Thank Shawna M
Auburn, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We practically were blown right off land just off the parking lot and out by the lighthouse. But, resiliently pushing on we were rewarded with an up close glimpse of several bald eagles! The poor old lighthouse is in major disrepair but sounds like a 2 million budget has been set for the rehab of the foundation and renovation.

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San Diego
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The building itself needs some tlc. Some trash inside, and the signage is faded, or peeling. The views are great though. We took a trail down the bluff, and walked along the beach a ways. We were a 5 minute walk from here, so it was fun to just wander over, look around.

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Thank SeagalSD
Corona del Mar, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Visitor center offers a very good short film on the history of the settlement of San Juan Island by the English and the Americans. Occupied by both, the dispute was not settled for 12 years.

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eliot, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Really pretty scenic area as long as the marine layer stays off shore. When first visiting the fog was so thick you couldn't see the water. Later in the day the fog lifted and the views towards the Olympic mountains were really good. Check the local conditions and visit accordingly.

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Thank Scott H
Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We rented scooters and the view as we went down the hill into Cattle Point was breathtakingly beautiful.

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Thank Carrie K
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Short 15 minute drive out to Cattle Point from Friday Harbor. Parking roadside prior to parking lot. Nice half mile trail to the outlook and lighthouse at Cattle Point. Saw a adorable Red Fox chasing/eating grass hoppers. Also saw a mother deer with 2 fawns. With drive about an hour and a half.

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Thank Rick R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

You have a great choice of different beaches to choose from all located on the southern point of the Island. I watched a Loon at small, easy to reach, pebbly Fourth of July Beach. I wanted to see foxes and by going to South Beach around sunset, I got to see not one, but three, from several different locations. Also... More 

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Thank Terrijo A
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

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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Thank Vanda S
Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 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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