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Hello--I will be traveling to Friday Harbor and staying there for a few weeks this summer. I will not be staying directly in Friday Harbor, but a little bit outside. Is San Juan Island generally safe place? I am a single female and I haven't been able to find anything on the internet that is too definitive about crime and safety in Friday Harbor and San Juan Island. I am a bit concerned about it being too secluded or isolated. Thanks!

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1. Re: Safety

I don't think you could find a "safer" place in this country. What exactly did you have in mind?

You're perfectly safe, however Mr. Bald Eagle has his eye on that chihuahua in your purse.

Relax, enjoy,


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2. Re: Safety

Yes, it's very safe--I did a bit of a double take in fact at the topic of your post, given the location selected ;-).

I've traveled solo up there a number of times, staying both in town and outside of town and have never had anything remotely resembling a problem.

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Like Pala said, no place safer. I just wonder what made you ask that question? Did you hear something about safety? Chuck...

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Not sure what you expect in/near Friday Harbor. It is a small town, but not tiny. it has enough people so you are not alone. You did not say how far outside FH you will be and if it will be a place with no neighbors. even then i would not worry.

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5. Re: Safety

Friday Harbor is a small sleepy island town. I'm sure it's safe. That said it IS also "isolated " and "secluded" both. It's not a place I'd pick to travel alone, unless seclusion is what you are seeking! -suze

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6. Re: Safety


Very safe, hardly a question to be asked of San Juan (or any Island in that archipelago).

Lots of tourists (not like the east coast, however), families, Friday Harbor Labs with students and faculty, etc.

You'll fold into Island Time and relax, have a great time.

Edited: 30 March 2010, 04:42
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