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Birding and dog swimming in the same place

We were birding with my 85 year old mother. She was able to traverse the grounds, set up her scope... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lovely Views

Nice beach are to explore early in the morning while tide was out. Nice view of the many fishing... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pleasanton, California, United States
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Rocky promontory on San Juan Island that offers a dramatic view of the whales and wildlife of Puget Sound.
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were birding with my 85 year old mother. She was able to traverse the grounds, set up her scope and see the birds on the island just off shore. She was not able to access the beach but my dog and I did and...More

Thank luaboe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice beach are to explore early in the morning while tide was out. Nice view of the many fishing boats. So glad we took the time to check it out!

Thank JacqueB466
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

American Camp at Cattlepoint is one of my favorite walks. The trails all have amazing views of the Straits and the Olympic Mountain Range. The encampment has been kept in great condition and a few times of year they re-enact what it was like for...More

Thank IslandRealtoraFoodie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take the drive over from Friday Harbor. Although we didn't "do" anything while we were there other than simply take it in, the view in Cattle Point is spectacular, especially driving in from Lime Kiln Point.

Thank 0vernight0nTheRoad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must place to go to if you have time - American Camp. It is cool to learn about he history here and what took place on the island with the British - the Pig War. There are many walking/hiking trails around this...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

THis is a great place to look for whales and a view of the Lopez island. We walked there from the american camp and made a day long hike of everything, but can obviously drive there as well.

Thank jgold10529
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Worth the effort to get here. Great views to Lopez Is., Olympics, and South Beach. If you're on a bike you can let the roadside speed warning tell you how much you're breaking the law, but that's just for cars. Right? But the climb out...More

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 22 July 2018

We have watched whale from ashore and on whale watching trips right off this point. Very Enjoyable if you have time.

Thank BSinPNS
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Gentle rolling hills surrounded by the blue waters of the San Juan straits. Cattle Point is at the end of San Juan Islands and is a must see spot to visit.

Thank FloridaFamilyMan
Reviewed 14 July 2018

It may not look like much in the pictures, but this is a very interesting place. We read the history on the old power building and then walked down to the beach. After we sunk it all in, we went back on the road out...More

Thank jeffhQ3524SB
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Response from 959madelynb | Reviewed this property |
Dogs must be on leash, but otherwise welcome. It is to protect wild life and standard practice in state and national parks.