5 Awesome Places to go Swimming on San Juan Island

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5 Awesome Places to go Swimming on San Juan Island
The crystal clear, deep green waters surrounding San Juan Island look incredibly inviting for a swim, but take note--they are at a (brr….) 50 degrees, even in the Summer, largely too cold to take a dip, except for the young and hearty.  And yet, that doesn’t mean you have to go without a nice swim on your Summer island vacation. We found 5 lovely spots to play in the water on the isle. Find out which one floats your boat.

5 Things to do on San Juan Island When it Rains

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Things to do on San Juan Island When it Rains
Beautiful San Juan Island, nestled in Washington State between the Olympic Mountains and Vancouver Island, lays in the so-called Olympic Rain Shadow. Where Seattle is drenched in 58 inches of rain per year, San Juan Island experiences 250 sunny days per year with only 29 inches of yearly rainfall. And when you come visit on day number 251? Do not worry! Friday Harbor and San Juan Island offer an abundance of things to do, rain or shine!

Driving Tour of the best Vistas on San Juan Island

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Cattle Point Road, San Juan Island, Washington
Don’t let the weather stop you from visiting the island this winter.  There’s so much to do—and see—even from the comfort of your car.  This is a great time to take a driving tour of beautiful San Juan Island, listening to lovely music and taking it all in.  We have found the perfect spots just for you, where you suddenly come around a corner and the vista before you simply takes your breath away.

Interesting Farms to Visit on San Juan Island

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Pelindaba Lavender Farm, San Juan Island, Washington
San Juan Island is nicknamed the “banana belt” of Washington State, because it is in a rain shadow, protected by the Olympic Mountains on one side and Vancouver Island on the other. The beautiful valleys in the center of the island are lush, rolling pastures for cattle, sheep and goats. Countless farms, producing lavender, sea salt, apple cider, wine, flowers, wool, produce, cheese and meat, are calling San Juan Island their home.