Family Fun on San Juan Island
On your family's San Juan Island vacation, you'll discover a natural playground to delight the young in years and young at heart. Great Beaches. Kayaking. Whale watching. Zip-lining. Tide-pooling. Hiking. Birding. Fishing. A skate park. Swimming. Cycling. Paddleboarding. Exploring on Mopeds and 3-wheeled Scootcoupes. Younger kids? Rent a bicycle built for two or a double kayak. Ask our tuned-in, helpful staff at Earthbox for advice, directions, and special events.
Stroll down to the bustling Friday Harbor marina and treat the family to ice cream cones on the dock - take in the free Music at the Port on summer Sunday evenings and Friday afternoons - and find Popeye, Friday Harbor's famous harbor seal. Spend the day at Granny's Cove and build sand castles in the soft sand and play in the shallow, calm water. Visit the 20 acres San Juan Islands Sculpture Park on beautiful Westcott Bay with over 150 sculptures along the water and in the woods, make your own art and carve your name in the Friendship Totem. Check out "Shakespeare under the Stars" by Island Stage Left—free, fun, family-friendly entertainment (July and August). Summer Saturdays bring special treats. At American Camp, soak up island history (military and natural) on a Pig War Story guided walk or a ranger-led prairie walk to South Beach. At English Camp, see a recreation of the island's early pioneer days with exhibitions of crafts (blacksmithing, for instance), military skills and equipment, and don't forget to take a serious hike up Young Hill past the Royal Marine Cemetary for breathtaking views.
A dip in the pool at Earthbox Inn and Spa is the perfect finale after a day of adventure on San Juan Island.