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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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Cattle Point is located on the southern tip of San Juan Island, about a 20 minute drive from Friday Harbor. There is a small, unused lighthouse on the high ground at Cattle Point... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Clemmons, North Carolina
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Clemmons, North Carolina
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338 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cattle Point is located on the southern tip of San Juan Island, about a 20 minute drive from Friday Harbor. There is a small, unused lighthouse on the high ground at Cattle Point, and dozens of little hiking trails crisscross the landscape. Some of the trails give you access to the beaches on the southern tip of the island. This... More 

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Hiking American Camp, strolling South Beach or the cliffs to the lighthouse, Cattle Point is one of the best places to take in panoramic views of the Olympics, Cascades, Strait of Juan de Fuca and more.

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Leavenworth, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We rented a private place at the South end near Cattle Point. We were staying just across the road from the Lighthouse. Our first morning there we took a hike over and saw many black tail deer as we were crossing the grassy bluffs. Sunrise was breathtaking in its glory of pinks and oranges. When we arrived at the Ole... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Beautiful easy walk with nature all around.Need a baby carrier as its not stroller friendly.Hike any path and you will be rewarded with stunning views!

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Everett, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

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

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Auburn, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 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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Thank mykiavelli
San Diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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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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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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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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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