Sandy beach
Yes
Hike-in Required
No
Surfing
No
Snorkeling / SCUBA
No
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Great for launching kayak/canoe/SUP.

Cons

Public/private separation of beach.

Features

ADA accessible
Crabbing
Fishing
Picnic tables
Marina
Wildlife
Wildlife
Bird watching

Location

Field Guide + Map

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