Fourth of July Beach in Washington

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Fourth of July Beach

Fourth of July Beach faces northeast towards the inner islands. This driftwood strewn beach is often deserted and offers long walks down towards Jackals Lagoon. Enjoy an evening picnic at the easily accessible picnic area. Read More

  • This pebble and driftwood strewn beach is perfect for picnics and long walks. 
  • Often deserted even at the height of summer. 
  • Wild berries are easy to find here when they are in season. 
  • Part of American Camp this beach is close to many other fabulous beaches and hikes.

What can I see and do at Fourth of July Beach? 

  • Stroll along the calm waters of Griffins Bay and test your balance by walking along the large pieces of driftwood. 
  • Take a looping hike down the beach, over Mt. Finalyson back along the bluff and back down the quiet road to where you parked. 
  • Escape the crowds that sometimes clog nearby South Beach, this long stretch of coast is often totally deserted. 
  • A great spot to pick blackberries, in august and wild strawberries, in July.

Where is Fourth of July Beach?

Part of American Camp Fourth of July Beach is about 7 miles from downtown Friday Harbor. From town head out on Cattle Point Road, the small road to the parking area will be on your left a little past the entrance to American Camp.

When is Fourth of July Beach open?

This day-use park is open all year. Fires are allowed below the tide line, which makes this a great spot for an evening barbecue during the long summer days.

Who can I call if I have more questions?

This park is part of the San Juan Historical Park. The staff at the American Camp Visitor Center, just up the road, can help you with any questions.