The 6 Best Things to Do in Point Roberts, United States

December 22, 2017 Florencio Paulino

Point Roberts is a land exclave of the United States on the southernmost tip of the Tsawwassen Peninsula, south of Vancouver in British Columbia. The area, which had a population of 1,314 at the 2010 census, is reached by land by traveling 25 mi (40 km) through Canada. It is a census-designated place (CDP) in Whatcom County, Washington with a post office, and ZIP code of 98281. Direct sea and air connections with the U.S. are available across Boundary Bay.
Restaurants in Point Roberts

1. Lighthouse Marine Park

811 Marine Dr, Point Roberts, WA 98281-8603
Excellent
37%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 45 reviews

Lighthouse Marine Park

Reviewed By Marika50 - Vancouver

Killer Whale Pod J can sometimes be seen offshore along with kayakers. fishing boats and BC Ferries travelling the straits of Juan de Fuca. Picnic tables, boat launch and rocky shoreline.

1360 Gulf Rd, Point Roberts, WA 98281-9004 +1 360-945-2747
Excellent
86%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 14 reviews

Blue Heron Gallery

Reviewed By Lissa M - Kent, Washington

My sister-in-law, Valerie Mayer, has watercolors on display at the gallery, so I wanted to visit while we were here. The gallery currently has many holiday and Christmas artwork available for purchase, many gift items, Christmas decorations, cards and paintings. It's a very nice gallery and well worth the visit.

3. Monument Park

217 Marine Dr, Point Roberts, WA 98281-9401
Excellent
33%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 15 reviews

Monument Park

Reviewed By BigBoyA77 - Los Angeles, California

Since it is one of weird enclave of US where Point Roberts is part of Washington State that is connected to Canada by land and it was only 30 minute detour going from Vancouver to Seattle, I stopped by. Coming from southern California, it was amusing to see that I can walk over to a street on Canada from the park and I hopped back and forth couple times repeating "Canada, US, Canada, US." Some of the things I read about is Canadian residents who live across the border cross over to fill up the gas and to have a PO box in US side for cheaper shipping and handling. Right across the border check point, there is a place for PO boxes and bit further there are many gas stations all selling gas per liter, not gallon. Due to combination of gloomy weather and not being summer meaning no one was around, Point Roberts felt very depressing and deserted. I told Canadian border guard that this place felt depressing and he laughed. It's a place I dropped by out of curiosity since it was just a short detour but I don't think I'll be going back even if I was in the area.

You cannot take certain fruits across the border. Students get bused from Point Roberts to Canada then back to State of Washington for their school.

4. Auntie Pam's Country Store

1480 Gulf Rd, Point Roberts, WA 98281-9020 +1 360-945-1626
Excellent
33%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 12 reviews

Auntie Pam's Country Store

From the handmade jewelry and organic soaps to the gourmet food, Auntie Pam's has it all! First room is all jewelry, fair trade and hand made by Auntie Pam herself. There are amazing sprays made from minerals and essential oils for every skin condition - Greeting cards, Toys, Handmade clothes and hats, free samples of Yogi tea!

Reviewed By 20thanniversary2014 - Vancouver, Canada

This is not a tourist attraction, but a store that has a variety of items for sale that could be found at most hardware or dollar stores. If you live at or are visiting the peninnsula of Point Roberts this store offers an alternative to the grocery store for non food items.

5. Lily Point Marine Reserve

Point Roberts, WA 98281
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 3 reviews

Lily Point Marine Reserve

Reviewed By Lara987 - Brantford, Canada

Went to Point Roberts on a short afternoon trip from Vancouver. We visited all four corner parks while here, and this was our favourite. It has a short hike down to the beach which beautiful views of the cliffs next to Boundary Bay. There are some nice look-outs as well. Spent about an hour here; saw some eagles. Very quiet. We did not see anyone else while here.

6. Brewsters Fine Foods

1379 Gulf Rd, Point Roberts, WA 98281-9004 +1 360-945-4545
Excellent
34%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
11%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 9 reviews

Brewsters Fine Foods

Reviewed By Sharon_Love-to-Visit - Vancouver, Canada

I knew Brewster's was sold sometime last year and wanted to return based on customer's reviews.
So sad as it seems the new owners, Richard and Sandra, only had enough money to purchase the restaurant, and not the ability to maintain it. The linen napkins were ratty with fraying edges, holes, and showing faded in spots. They don't even change their table linens for each customer, just a quick shake to remove the crumbs and then flipped it over to hide any marks left from the previous customer. Except for the table linens without marks, they just received a quick shake. Chipped mugs and creamers along with stains or just not washed properly, with very worn plates cover with black scratches made this restaurant unappealing.
We waited one hour for our entrees in a very empty restaurant. They owners try to kept it the same way when Joan, the previous owner, ran this what used to be a bustling and incredible restaurant. Our food came out lukewarm and over salted. The food fell short in every way. Maybe I shouldn't compare this restaurant when the previous owner wowed me with her food and service but I could stop noticing all the deficiencies.
We sat out on the deck on very chilly day and were told we couldn't sit inside because there were no tables. During the time we spent there (one hour and forty-five minutes) many of the inside tables never filled. They offered blankets which they ran out of for the other guests. Remember they weren't busy. So we sat at our table with an umbrella without a bottom stand to kept it securely in place that just flopped around according to the direction of the wind. Not an enjoyable way to dine.
The menu looked so hopeful online and I planned to bring more people to this restaurant on my next visit. I will return to Point Roberts but I will never return to this restaurant.

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