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Top Choice Park in Lopez Island

Spencer Spit State Park

Spencer Spit State Park is one of only four state parks on the San Juan archipelago. Two sand spits have formed a marshy lagoon that is a prime spot for various species of waterfowl. It's a good place to kayak, fish…
Seafood in Lopez Island

Bay Cafe

Lopez' one and only attempt at fine dining offers romantic sunset views right on the water, with classic fish dishes, including chowder and crab cakes. You could also go bolder with specialties like truffled mac 'n'…
Beach in Lopez Island

Watmough Head

This scenic area at the island's southeastern extremity holds three trails, the best being the under-a-quarter-mile stroll to Watmough Bay, a stunning arc of pebbly sand framed by a sheer rock cliff on its northern …
Cafe in Lopez Island

Isabel's Espresso

A retro wood-paneled coffee bar that offers a fine selection of java coffee, herbal teas and fruit shakes, and features colorful furnishings and a small book collection. It's the most hippie-hip of the island's coff…
Cafe in Lopez Island

Cafe La Boheme

Puffed cushions and Middle Eastern–style sofas lure you into this tiny caffeine station, where you can listen to a cacophony of chatter – everything from local gossip to the merits of biodiesel versus gas – over cof…
Park in Lopez Island

Shark Reef Park

A nice little walk through the forest leads to the shore and rocky reef. Expect to see lots of seals. The trailhead is easy to find: head to the airport then head a little over a mile south on Shark Reef Rd.
Bakery in Lopez Island

Holly B's Bakery

Holly's heads the early morning latte and pastry rush while harnessing the slow island vibe and thus remaining effortlessly low-key. The seasonal fruit pastries are worthy of any swanky Seattle patisserie.
Juice Bar in Lopez Island

Vortex Juice Bar

Fresh juices are Vortex' forte, made with whatever fruits and vegetables are on hand. Above-average salads and wraps are among its other healthy offerings.
Cycling in Lopez Island

Tour de Lopez

This annual fundraiser kicks off the cycling season in the San Juans.
Historic Building in Lopez Island

Port Stanley Schoolhouse

The restored 1917 schoolhouse is run by the local historical society and offers a good photo op. To get to the schoolhouse from Lopez Village, take the road east past Hummel Lake. Turn left at the T-junction and fol…