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Orcas Island: Obstruction Pass Beach

San Juan Islands

Northern Puget Sound, Washington

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  • Entrance to Obstruction Pass Beach.- Orcas Island: Obstruction Pass Beach
  • Obstruction Pass Beach.- Orcas Island: Obstruction Pass Beach
  • Lieberhaven Resort at Obstruction Pass Beach.- Orcas Island: Obstruction Pass Beach
  • Obstruction Pass Beach is a great kayak lauch area.- Orcas Island: Obstruction Pass Beach
  • Obstruction Pass Beach.- Orcas Island: Obstruction Pass Beach
  • Crabbing at Obstruction Pass Beach.- Orcas Island: Obstruction Pass Beach
  • Public/private separation at Obstruction Pass Beach.- Orcas Island: Obstruction Pass Beach
  • Obstruction Pass Beach.- Orcas Island: Obstruction Pass Beach
  • Obstruction Pass Beach.- Orcas Island: Obstruction Pass Beach
  • Obstruction Pass Beach.- Orcas Island: Obstruction Pass Beach
  • Obstruction Pass Beach.- Orcas Island: Obstruction Pass Beach
  • Obstruction Pass Beach.- Orcas Island: Obstruction Pass Beach
  • Obstruction Pass Beach.- Orcas Island: Obstruction Pass Beach
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Pros: 
Great for launching kayak/canoe/SUP.
Cons: 
Public/private separation of beach.
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Region:
Northern Puget Sound, WA
Congestion: 
Low
Location type: 
Sandy beach
Pebbly beach
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Obstruction Pass Beach is at the far southeastern point of Orcas Island. Here you will find a sandy, expansive public beach as well as the private beach serving the Lieberhaven Resort. The public beach is a great launching point for paddling trips around Obstruction Island to the south or up into the East Sound. If it’s a paddling adventure you’re looking for, you can rent kayaks and have them brought to the location by a local outfitter, or the Lieberhaven Resort provides rentals on the spot.

Obstruction Pass Beach is also popular for fishing and crabbing, but due to the long and gradually sloping sandy beaches of the area, there are no tide pools. Also, you should see plenty of seals and seabirds in the area.

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