Lopez Island is a part of the archipelago known as the San Juan Islands. This is in the state of Washington, in the farthest north-western corner of the United States of America. This really is a different part of the world in which to enjoy a vacation, with scenic landscapes and some great beaches along the island’s coastline. By reserving self catering accommodation in Lopez Island, you will find that this is an ideal way of allowing you to experience life in the area from a local person’s perspective - something you will never come close to through staying in an hotel.
During your holidays in Lopez Island, you will never be more than a quick drive away from a beach and this will prove to be perfect through the summer months. This will allow you to participate in water-based activities such as snorkelling, pleasure boat rides, surfing, wind surfing, swimming, diving, fishing and jet skiing. In the interior of the island, there are other activities to consider and these include the likes of nature walking and rambling, tennis, horse riding, cycling and golf.
You have a choice of many places to visit on your holidays in Lopez Island. Some of which are closer to home, on the island itself. For a start, a trip to Shark Reef is an excellent idea. There is a trail to follow to get to a lookout point that will allow you to catch sight of San Juan Island and also sea lions on nearby rocks. Another highly recommended place to visit is Agate Beach which is in the south of the island. If you fancy exploring this corner of Washington state more thoroughly, there are regular ferry departures to Friday Harbor, Anacortes, Orcas Island and Shaw.
For your holidays in Lopez Island you can expect what is known as a maritime climate, this is simply because you are surrounded by sea. This means that temperatures will not be as extreme as you could expect inland on the American mainland. Average temperatures during the summer should easily reach the low- to mid-twenties degrees Celsius. During the winter this is more likely to be around the high-teens degrees and snow can occur on the odd occasion. Precipitation rates are quite high in this part of the United States and rainfall is fairly evenly spread throughout the year.
The quickest and easiest way of travelling to your self catering accommodation in Lopez Island is to firstly fly to Seattle Tacoma International Airport (SEA) with British Airways from London Heathrow (LHR). Next, you should arrange to collect a hire car from the airport and then drive to the port at Anacortes. From here you will need to board one of the regular ferry services that operate to Lopez Island.