Lopez Island Visitors Information

Are you craving a much-needed escape from the frantic distractions of urbanity? Look no further than Lopez Island! This serene getaway boasts mountain vistas, sandy shorelines, a quaint yet sophisticated village, and an overall laid-back atmosphere. 

Lopez Island, the third largest of the San Juan Islands, stretches 15 miles by 8 miles, offering a rural atmosphere dominated by rolling hills and flat pastureland. It’s a sought-after destination among bicyclists, who crave its bucolic and peaceful charm.

Want to explore some more? Take a day to explore Shark Reef Sanctuary and meander through the old-growth woods, basking in the sight of serene coastal vistas. For a taste of adventure, head over to Spencer Spit State Park for some good old-fashioned clamming and crabbing. 

Located just a ten-minute drive from the Washington State ferry landing, Lopez Village offers a variety of high-quality dining options, unique shops and galleries, wine tasting, and an exceptional food market. Venture a little further, and you’ll reach Fisherman’s Bay and the Marina, where you can embark on an unforgettable whale watching, kayaking, or boat tour. 

If you want to take your adventure to the next level, schedule a day trip to Friday Harbor for more whale-watching opportunities and exploration. Get ready for an abundance of waves from friendly locals – Lopez Island is known as the “Friendly Isle” for good reason. Waving while driving is a local tradition and the 2,500 residents take it seriously. Wave back! Lopez Island is a tight-knit community of newcomers and multi-generational fishing families, skilled artisans, heritage farmers, and notables who come here to disappear.