Reuben Tarte County Park, San Juan Island Washington

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Reuben Tarte County Park

Reuben Tarte County Park is one of the only public beaches on the north side of San Juan Island. The two small pebble beaches and rocky peninsula that divides them are great for exploring, launching small craft or just relaxing. Read More

What can I see and d0 at Reuben Tarte County Park?

The founder of nearby Roche Harbor Resort created this small Park. It provides useful access to the many park islands along the northern edge of the San Juans. Whether you are launching here for a longer trip or just looking for a good picnic spot you won’t be disappointed. The rocky point of the Park is fun to scramble over and also boasts great tide pools during low tide. The two pebbly crescent beaches open onto deep water where seals often play in the kelp beds and orcas pass by.

Where is Reuben Tarte County Park?

The Park is on the northwest side of San Juan Island. From Friday Harbor, head north out of town on Roche Harbor Road. Then take a right after you pass the small airport onto Tarte Road. This will head back east, and eventually turn into Limestone Point Road. Take a right on San Juan Drive. The Park will be on your left. Parking is limited so consider leaving your car at the upper parking area.

When is Reuben Tarte County Park open?

The Park is open for daytime use all year long. The Park is shaded by evergreen forest and also faces north, so bring your jacket in the winter and escape here on hot summer days.

Who can I call if I have more questions?

The friendly County Park staff can help you with any questions you might have. (360) 378-8420.