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Shark Reef Sanctuary

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Shark Reef Rd, Lopez Island, WA 98261
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Quick, easy, and beautiful

It's a really quick jaunt to the sea, but oh, so worth it! A really peaceful spot. We combined with... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Seattle, United States
So many adorable seals!

Easy bicycle trip from town to the sanctuary rewards you with a quick hike and so many seals! Pack... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
kelly s
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“on the rocks” (10 reviews)
“short hike” (11 reviews)
Shark Reef Rd, Lopez Island, WA 98261
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a really quick jaunt to the sea, but oh, so worth it! A really peaceful spot. We combined with other activities that day.

1  Thank U4694XIjenniferg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy bicycle trip from town to the sanctuary rewards you with a quick hike and so many seals! Pack a lunch and enjoy the nature views.

Thank kelly s
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Hike into the thick Washington woods and come upon a cliff side that goes straight down into the pacific (Puget Sound). Keep hiking and come to the end of the trail where you can sit and watch the seals swim and play on their rocks...More

1  Thank Stefmacapple
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Beautiful park for hiking, beach combing, relaxing and watching wildlife. We saw lots of birds, sea lions and sea otters when we were there in July.

Thank lukecsmom
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Nice short walk with kids, but rough trail on the coast. Sea lions and great views. Worth the short walk!

Thank Debra B
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Was an enjoyable short walk through the trees to the lookout. Beautiful views of the San Juans and sea lions.

Thank traveling_2some
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

A very quick jaunt through the woods and you land at a point where you can see the views. At this point there is a bit of a drop off, but if you are cautious it is fine. Bring binoculars to really enjoy the seals...More

Thank pdxandsons
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Half mile walk in the wooded are out to the rocky shoreline. Saw seals swimming by. Great scenery of the water and a nice little place too look at the tide pools and maybe even see see some whales!

Thank ChristCouple
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

This was one of the highlights of our trip! Very peaceful and plenty of wildlife for viewing. Easy hike and has restrooms.

Thank d s
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Nice mostly flat trail. Quite easy but some rocks and roots to walk around. Lots of seals hauled out on the rocks... ant they had a lot to say. Also saw a couple of bald eagles, one of which few only 20 feet overhead when...More

Thank JohninGloucester
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Nikki H
19 May 2017|
Response from Sofia G | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Just an FYI When you get on the main road to where the trail is at, continue all the way down until you see the trail sign.
3 April 2017|
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Response from darlis73 |
Thank you Rhonda. We won't have a car so I was wondering if we could walk there. Is there a bus or anything that goes around the island?
Shirley L
7 November 2015|
Response from plasbo |
It is free.