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“Spectacular! Must See!”

Shark Reef Sanctuary
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

Truly spectacular scenery. This is a must see - bring your camera AND your video camera. Like many other reviewers, I did see seals. It is an easy short walk to the shoreline. I don't think you are required to have a "Discover Pass" to park here (but bring it just in case I'm wrong). As an additional FYI, I found people on this tiny island very friendly; I highly recommend Lopez Island! Note: very few restaurants on the island so plan to bring at least some snacks and drinks.

1  Thank Gohikingnow
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

A great place to see (and smell) lounging Harbor Seals. The channel from Lopez to the seal island is only about 15 yards across so you can take great pics with a zoom lens.

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Reviewed 4 August 2013

There were seal everywhere! once you go on the small hike it takes to get there (about 15min) you'll love the scenery and have a blast watching the seals.

Thank Jordan C
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

Always love the bike to this trail head and the lovely walk to the overlook. Have never failed to see seals basking on the rocks.

Thank lyeager
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

This short 10 minute mostly level hike is definitely worth it for the views. At the end we got to see a number of noisy seals and great sights of surrounding islands. Keep your eyes peeled for the seals as you follow the shore because they can blend into the rocks.

Shark Reef Sanctuary is a must see when visiting Lopez. Doing this hike and nearby Iceberg Point can be a great afternoon of short hikes with great views.

2  Thank Wanderluster4
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