Shaw Island

If you like perfection in a small package, then Shaw Island is the place for you. Less than 10 square miles, Shaw is the smallest of the San Juan ferry-served islands. You’ll find a charming, well-stocked general store with a deli at the ferry landing, but no markets, restaurants or hotels.

Consider a day trip with your bike — if you stay on one of the larger islands, you can ride the interisland ferry to Shaw in the morning and back in the afternoon. Walk-on or bike passengers ride for free. Pack a lunch, grab your bike and make for the exquisite shorelines at the Shaw County Park and the University of Washington Biological Preserves — the Cedar Rock Biological Preserve and the Fred and Marilyn Ellis Biological Preserve.

Find out more at


San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau
640 Mullis St, Ste 210
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
(360) 378-9551
Shaw Island Trip Ideas