Lopez Island Visitors Information

Lopez Island is the third largest San Juan Island, 15 miles long and 8 miles wide. Lopez offers a rural atmosphere, consisting primarily of rolling hills and flat pastureland, and is a popular destination for bicyclists.  If you long to escape the frantic distractions of urbanity, Lopez Island is the perfect destination.  

If you long to escape the frantic distractions of urbanity, Lopez Island is the perfect destination. Mountain vistas, sandy shorelines, a quaint, yet sophisticated, small village, and a relaxed attitude are what you'll enjoy on Lopez Island. On one day, explore Shark Reef Sanctuary and wander among 45 acres of trails in old growth woods and beside scenic coastal vistas; on another day, head to Spencer Spit State Park for clamming and crabbing. Within a ten minute drive of the Washington State ferry landing, you'll come to Lopez Village. This is where you'll find fine dining, quality shops and galleries, wine tasting, and an exceptional food market. Drive a little further, and you'll arrive at Fisherman's Bay and the Marina. As in all of the San Juan Islands, water-based activities can't be missed; arrange whale watching, kayaking, and boat tours at the local marinas. As many whale watching tours leave from San Juan Island, consider including a day trip to Friday Harbor when you schedule this adventure. If you notice everyone giving you a wave – that's why Lopez is known as the “Friendly Isle.” It's a local tradition and the 2,500 residents take it seriously. Wave back! Lopez Island is a tight-knit community of newcomers and multi-generational fishing families, skilled artisans, heritage farmers, and notables who come here to disappear.

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