Sandy beach
Hike-in Required
Snorkeling / SCUBA
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A small and quaint hamlet on Orcas Island, Olga is was named after the wife of first postmaster at this location. Being very small, this is a stop that could be added to your adventure itinerary between other day-trip activities. 

The beach and pier make for a worthwhile panoramic view. Sunrises and sunsets at this location will not disappoint on a clear day, and the beach could make for a good picnic location. If you have a light kayak or canoe, it is possible to drop in at this location, but the access is steep. A better recommendation for launching a small vessel would be just up the road at Buck Bay. 

Near the beach and pier are a number of other family-friendly attractions including a local pottery shop, co-op art gallery, the Cafe Olga, and a community garden. 

Logistics + Planning



Parking Pass

Not Required


Salishan Sea views. Sunsets. Boating.


Steep access to the beach. Challenging kayak/canoe lauch (recommend Buck Bay).





It would be very tricky launching from the beach itself at Olga - a steep overgrown bank - but the dock worked great for our inflatable. Parking is very limited and the store is defunct. The cafe just up the road has limited openings and can be crowded if open. The little grassy area by the dock is great, though there's no longer any water (just a dry fountain and hose). We saw a family of otters, and it was lovely paddling around the fairly sheltered bay. Launching from Buck Bay might be okay at higher tides, but it's very shallow, and I didn't see any place to park.
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