The Most Accessible San Juan Island
If you are looking for tourist or travel information about the San Juan Islands you are fortunate to have discovered Lummi Island – an often overlooked gem!
Not only the home of sustainable fisheries, historic inns, organic farms, excellent restaurants and cafes, Lummi has many artists and artisans and hosts Studio Tour Open House three times a year. On this wooded, rural island you can still enjoy unspoiled natural beauty, bird and whale watching. It is graced with tranquil beaches and 18 miles of quiet, country roads ideal for walking and biking. It is home to the second highest point in the San Juan Islands, Baker Mountain, and the trail leading up to it offers a spectacular west-facing view across Rosario Strait. There are historical anomalies located on our beaches: a petroglyph dating from 1700, and a fossilized palm tree dating back 60 million years, videos of which you can see on this website. Since there are no RV parks, campsites, nor State parks, the island attracts a different kind of holiday seeker, those who want to be in touch with nature and themselves.
Lummi Island is the most northeasterly of the San Juan archipelago, and easily the most accessible. Located near Bellingham (Whatcom County), it is served by a small county ferry which makes the scenic, six minute crossing at least once an hour until mid-night. It is just two hours from Seattle, and one and a half hours from Vancouver, BC.
The Island also hosts a Saturday farmer's market May through September that is located within walking distance of the ferry. Food is a highlight of the island. The Willows Inn on Lummi Island is home to a world renowned culinary experience, featuring organic fine dining and spectacular views of the San Juan Islands. Downstairs from the Willows in the Taproot, guests can enjoy espresso, pastries, light fare lunches and purchase picnic baskets for excursions. Located walking distance from the ferry the Beach Store Cafe offers a simple, but classy atmosphere accompanied by a fabulous menu. The Islander, (a country store) offers a variety of amenities and is the local morning hot spot. There is a well appointed library; a post office; a charming country church; and comfortable lodging too. Our island is ideal for educational excursions, small board retreats or a romantic get away. We hope to see you soon!
Learn more by exploring our web site and you may be tempted to come and enjoy the pleasures of our quiet, little island.