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Paddling around Burrows Island - An Easy Getaway

A 5-10 minute paddle from the Skyline Marina in Anaocortes, Burrows Island is a somewhat obvious yet hidden getaway.  Skyline Marina is a huge facility yet undeveloped Burrows seems like it belongs in the Inside Passage or SE Alaska.  There is a lighthouse on the western side of the island and a trail which circumnavigates most of the island.  South of the island is Allan Island which is private.

On the eastern edge is Alice Bight, a small bay with a Cascadia Marine Trail campsite and rather comfortable outhouse.

Tidal currents rip around all sides of the island making it an fun circumnavigation.  I like to cross from Skyline Marina and play in the small standing waves on the island's NE corner.  Boat wakes collide with incoming current making for a few fun glides.

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 about my book Kayaking Puget Sound and the San Juans, 60 Trips. I also offer SUP and Kayak lessons available throughout the year at Salmon Bay Paddle. Questions about paddling on the Salish Sea, give me a holler anytime at or 206-465-7167

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