Gowlland Point, South Pender Island
Breaching humpback whale, courtesy of Todd Chandler
Orca breaching near Morro Bay, courtesy of Mike Baird
At the very tip of South Pender Island is Gowlland Beach Public Ocean Access. A crescent shaped pebble beach reached by wooden steps from the road, it has impressive views of the San Juan Islands and on a clear day, Mt. Baker. There is a platform with a bench directly next to the parking area.