On San Juan Island’s scenic Westside, 10 miles from Friday Harbor, find the rocky bluffs, pebble beaches, tide pools and breathtaking vistas of San Juan’s adorable 12-acre County Park.
Charmingly named Small Pox Bay, where Native Americans waded to cool their fevers, is where kayakers put in to explore the dramatic Haro Strait. The shallow, protected bay gets warm enough for a refreshing dip in Summer. The rocky bluff above, dotted with picnic tables, lends itself to lawn games, picnics with a view and wildlife watching. On Friday evenings throughout the Summer Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center holds wildlife talks here.