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Lime Kiln Point State Park

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Address: 1567 Westside Rd, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8602
Phone Number: +1 360-378-2044
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This 36.32-acre park, located on the west side of San Juan Island, boasts...

This 36.32-acre park, located on the west side of San Juan Island, boasts over 2,550 feet of scenic shoreline.

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Fantastic view

What a wonderful little State Park. Perfect for lunch, little hikes and whale watching. We were there in November so it was cold and windy but still an amazing view of Victoria... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Auburn, California
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Auburn, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful little State Park. Perfect for lunch, little hikes and whale watching. We were there in November so it was cold and windy but still an amazing view of Victoria and Cordova Bay. Highly recommend whether you spend 5 minutes or 5 hours!

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Eagle Point, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't see a whale, but there is the possibility and there is an underwater microphone there that is very interesting. Beautiful place for a picnic.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the place to see whales, if they are nearby. Great trails. Love the Madronas, which are everywhere you turn. Bring a picnic - there are some amazing tables with endless views.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As soon as we arrived on the island, we checked into Kirk House B&B, then headed to Lime Kiln to see orcas. We weren't disappointed. There must have been 10-15 grouped together just offshore. I got some great photos with a 70-210mm lens. The woman who maintains the Whale of a Purpose blog was there narrating the whole thing and... More 

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Oak Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After visiting the Whale Museum we headed out to Lime Kiln State Park to watch for whales! What a great state park and the ranger was really friendly and informative! Thank you!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Over the course of a summer, I spent several evenings watching the sunset by the lighthouse. It is a wonderful spot for this, with great colors and watching the boats, far off mountains and BC. My group was lucky enough to see the pods of whales traveling south a couple of these times. It is a well known spot for... More 

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University Place, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

On the water with beautiful views of the Olympic Range. I heard it's a great whale watching spot; I didn't see any, but we didn't stay very long either! Very picturesque!

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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The iconic view of the lighthouse with the blue waters behind it is a must. The short walk to the ruins of the lime kiln also is nice. When the Orcas are off the point, there are a lot of people. But, heh, views os Killer Whales. Trey cool.

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

If you want to try adn see whales from shore, this is the place. Fun site to climb around on and beautiful views of Canada and the Olympic Range.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

As one of the most spectacular viewpoints in the PNW, Lime Kiln is also one of 3-4 places on the planet that I have actually been able to visibly observe whale activity off the coast line. Not in a boat or a helicopter or other vessel, but with my own two feet firmly planted on the awesomely rocky shoreline, staring... More 

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