Frequently Asked about Lummi Island

Lummi Island is in the San Juan Islands in Washington State and is accessible by a 10 minute ferry ride from the mainland at Gooseberry Point, just north of Bellingham, Washington.

Lummi Island is approximately 10 miles long with a mountain on the south end and rolling hills of farmland and forest in the center and on the north end of the island.

This island community of arounf 800 full-time characters doubles In the summer when the half-time characters return to their cabins and hideaways.

Lummi Island is most known for reefnet salmon fishing, artists, oxygenated air, island vistas, wildlife at your doorstep, land trust trails, bicycling on winding roads and bucolic landscape. The acclaimed chef at the Willows Bed & Breakfast has also drawn national culinary attention to this tranquil domain.

The Whatcom County ferry runs every hour from 6 am to midnight between Gooseberry Point and Lummi Island. See ferry schedule here

The nearest airports to Lummi Island are, in order of distance, Bellingham International Airport (BLI), Abbotsford International Airport (YXX), Vancouver International Airport (YVR), Seattle Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

Bicycles are sometimes available for rent on Lummi Island,  it is recommended to bring your own.

Beach Fires – we recommend you check Lummi Island Fire District before striking a match. Glorious summer days are usually accompany  a ban on burning.

On Lummi Island there is a general store, The Islander, two restaurants, two cafes, coffee shop, public library, post office, fire station, and two nondenominational churches.

The Islander grocery store will stock your refrigerator upon request.

The Lummi Island post office can accept your mail addressed to General Delivery, Lummi Island, 98262. They will hold the mail for 5 days.

The Whatcom County ferry runs every hour from 6 am to midnight between Gooseberry Point and Lummi Island. See ferry schedule here

Kayak rentals can be arranged through LFS in Bellingham. There are a variety of styles, the price is per 24 hour period and includes kayak, vest and paddle. Call 1-800-426-8860 for further information on Kayak Rentals for Lummi Island.

Lummi Island Roads & Traffic – 2 lane roads are narrow with no paved edge. The observed speed limit is 25 mph. The roads are safe for daytime bicycling and walking. They circle around the waters edge and then wind up the mountain. Remember to yield to the occasional traffic. There is a courtesy hand wave enactment, see how many waves you get back. There are no street lights, drivers are not able to see you in the dark.

The Silver Reef Casino is within 10 miles from the Lummi Island vacation property on the Lummi Indian Reservation. There you will find an Event Center that hosts music concerts with performers such as the ‘Zombies” and ‘Frankie Avalon” and other events such as car shows and boxing.

Massage is available on the island. Please enquire.

You can take a sailing lesson or charter a sail boat, see the links below.

There is a public swimming pool in Bellingham with a waterslide and a lap pool, approximately 20 miles drive.

Several golf courses are nearby. The North Bellingham Golf Course is 12 miles drive and a public course.

sunset on Lummi Island beach haven

Sunset view at Lummi Island Beach Haven vacation rental

November 2010 snow on Lummi Island
Front Yard view after an unusual early snow in November 20, 2010

 

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