Known as the “Friendly Isle,” Lopez boasts beaches, farmland and forest. As the least populated of the San Juan Islands, this is a place to truly unwind and enjoy the natural beauty around you.

Lopez Island Activities

The least hilly of all the islands, Lopez makes for easy bicycling, and with more than one cycle shop you’ll have no trouble renting a set of wheels. If you prefer to be powered by your own two feet, Lopez Hill offers a network of trails covering 400 acres.

Whale watching from Lopez Island is so easy. Just hop on an inter-island ferry to Friday Harbor. 

Agriculture has always been integral to the San Juan Islands, and on Lopez visitors can feast upon that heritage with farm-to-table dining at local eateries. Or go straight to the source, visiting working farms, a vineyard or the farmers market. While you’re at it, make a point to seek out many of the historic barns around the island.

Lopez Village is the commercial hub of the island, where you’ll find shops, galleries and restaurants.

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Lopez Island Lodging

Find lodging on the island in many settings: sandy beaches, wide open pastures and wooded tracts. Inns, B&Bs, vacation rentals and camping are all available.

Getting to Friday Harbor

Inter-island ferry service aboard the Washington State Ferries can take you to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island in about 1 hour 20 minutes (be sure to check exact crossing times). Inter-island tickets may be used between any two islands, and fare payment is required traveling westbound only.

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