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San Juan Island: South Beach

San Juan Islands

Northern Puget Sound, Washington

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  • Beautiful vistas near South Beach.- San Juan Island: South Beach
  • The shore is accessible by an easy walk.- San Juan Island: South Beach
  • You can hike to South Beach from American Camp.- San Juan Island: South Beach
  • Great vistas.- San Juan Island: South Beach
  • A lighthouse is visible toward the end of the beach.- San Juan Island: South Beach
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  • South Beach.- San Juan Island: South Beach
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Pros: 
Great views. Easy hike. Bird watching. Near to other attractions.
Cons: 
Bugs on the hike.
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Region:
Northern Puget Sound, WA
Access: 
Vehicle
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Location type: 
Pebbly beach
Sandy beach
Year round: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
None
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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South Beach is the longest beach on the San Juan Islands. Situated right next to the American Camp of the San Juan Island National Historical Park, the beach makes for an easy and a beautiful hike. It is easy to reach with a direct drive from American Camp and past Jakle's Lagoon, or you can walk to the beach. The beach offers, amazing vistas of the Olympic Peninsula over the Strait of Juan De Funca, and it is a great place for a family picnic. There is a lot of dirft wood on the shore along with seashells. This beach is very close to other adventuers on the Island, including Fourth of July Beach and the English Camp of the San Juan Island National Historical Park.

Be sure to stop by at American Camp to get an overview of the historical importance of this place. The beach also offers plenty of opportuntity for wildlife and bird watching. 

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