The most picture-perfect spots in the San Juan Islands

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The San Juan Islands are full of natural beauty and picturesque scenes. If you’d like to take the perfect vacation photos, there are several spots you simply must visit.

Lime Kiln Lighthouse

Lime Kiln Point State Park is home to a well-known historical landmark: its famous lighthouse. The simple, but striking lighthouse looks out over glistening waters and furrowed cliffs and orca whales dipping in and out of the waves. That’s right; Lime Kiln Point State Park is known for being one of the best whale-watching spots on the planet.

South Beach

The longest public beach in the San Juan Islands is also home to a colorful cast of exotic wildlife. Come armed with your camera and you might get a chance to see red foxes, eagles and hawks, rabbits, and sea lions. If you like taking photos of historical landmarks, you can also make the short trek from South Beach to the American Camp, a former military installation from the 1800s.

San Juan Sculpture Park

San Juan Sculpture Park in Roche Harbor provides a different kind of scenery to capture in photographs. This park showcases the ingenuity and inventiveness of artists and sculptors alongside the lush, verdant nature views you’ll grow accustomed to seeing while in the San Juan Islands. All of the sculptures are strikingly unique, so you won’t want to miss capturing each one on camera.

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