What to do and where to stay

Lawrence Cheek  – September 2, 2004

Lopez is the flattest and least developed of the islands. Shops and restaurants are in Lopez Village.

On the Water

Lopez Island Kayaks. Rentals and full-day kayak tours. From $75. 2845 Fisherman Bay Rd.; (360) 468-2847 or www.lopezkayaks.com.

On the Land

Lopez Bicycle Works. $5 per hour to rent; 2847 Fisherman Bay; (360) 468-2847 or www.lopezbicycleworks.com.


Bay Café. One of the islands’ best restaurants, featuring contemporary Northwestern cuisine. 9 Old Post Rd., Lopez Village; (360) 468-3700.

Isabel’s Espresso. Great for coffee and baked goods. On Lopez Rd., in the Village House at Lopez Village; (360) 468-4114.


Inn at Swifts Bay. Quiet, gracious, luxurious rooms in Tudor home. From $95. 856 Port Stanley Rd.; (360) 468-3636 or www.swiftsbay.com.

MacKaye Harbor Inn. Pretty, five-room farmhouse; convenient for kayaking (they offer rentals too). From $99. 949 MacKaye Harbor Rd.; (888) 314-6140 or www.mackayeharborinn.com.


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