An underwater scuba park, miles of hiking trails, and camping, clamming, and crabbing areas are open for year-round exploration and fun at this 564-acre marine park. The island is distinguished by its long, curvy peninsulas and natural geological formations.

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Beach Review of Sucia Island Marine State Park

Away Travel Expert: Christine Loomis
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BeachExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Sailing,Scuba Diving
BeachExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Accessible only by boat, the park includes 564 acres and miles of shoreline, offering endless bay and cove exploration for kayakers and sailors.
  • There are ten miles of trails, 60 campsites, a dock, and a few great spots for scuba divers.
  • Buoys are plentiful. Fossil Bay has the most and potable water; Snoring Bay has two; Echo Bay has 14; Ewing Cove and Fox Cove each have four; and Shallow Bay has eight. Boaters should know, however, that the waters around the island are studded with rocks and reefs, and some entrances to harbors and coves require a skilled hand.
Sucia Island is about two and a half miles north of Orcas Island. It's an incredibly beautiful park, arguably the most beautiful island in the San Juans and the acknowledged crown jewel of Washington's marine park system.

Parking: 6:30 a.m. to dusk in summer

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