A picturesque location along Haro Strait, Lime Kiln is a Voluntary Marine Sanctuary that is a look at ’old school’ Puget Sound with a dense array of invertebrate and other marine life. Coves on either side allow for entry and exit in protected back eddies, but the point itself has strong currents.
Lime Kiln Point is a 36-acre day-use park set on the west side of San Juan Island. The park is considered one of the best places in the world to view whales from a land-based facility. Orca whales are common in the waters off Lime Kiln. The park, which features a richly diverse environment, includes the remnants and landscapes of a history filled with change, along the rocky shoreline and through the wooded uplands.