Things To Do

two people building a campfire in a fire pit
South Beach is one of the most unique places on our island. Its fire pits are popular places for beachside fires as the sun sets

There's so much to do on San Juan Island and we're honored that you want to spend some of your time with us! We want you to make the best use of your time while you are on San Juan Island, so we created a few suggestions to give you an idea of what you might expect and to help you plan your trip to our park.

Five older white people sit and stand around a picnic table and bench
Have a Picnic

There are no restaurants in the park, so if you want to eat you have to bring your own food.

Gray sand beach with lots of large driftwood logs. A group of people are sitting on some of the logs
Visit a Beach

San Juan Island has several beaches for visitors to enjoy.

Fox walking along a path toward viewer
Ethical Wildlife Viewing

San Juan Island has a plethora of wild animals to view from a safe distance

Rock covered in green seaweed, algae, barnacles, mussels, and anemones
Tide Pool

Tide pooling is a fun way to get to know the sea life surrounding San Juan Island

Man taking a selfie on a bike, wearing a bike helmet and sunglasses
Biking on San Juan Island

Bicycling is one of the most rewarding ways to see San Juan Island

View of person's back while kayaking

Many people come to San Juan Island seeking the adventure of exploring the area by boat

A grassy trail on a foggy day. There are trees and a building in the back

There are many hiking trails in and around San Juan Island National Historic Park

A rainbow goes over a gray sand beach with lots of wood on it. The sky is gray with clouds
Take in the Views

With its hills and shorelines, great views aren’t hard to come by on San Juan Island

A man is squatting down to pick up shellfish from a rocky shore. He is wearing a baseball hat

There are many foraging opportunities on San Juan Island

Last updated: June 5, 2023

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P.O. Box 429
Friday Harbor, WA 98250


360 378-2240

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