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Point-Roberts is a unique, unincorporated community in Whatcom County, Washington. As of the 2000 census, the population was 1,308 residents. Point Roberts is somewhat of a geographical and geopolitical oddity - it is part of the United States, but not physically connected to it. It's located on the southernmost tip of the Tsawwassen Peninsula, south of Delta, British Columbia, Canada, and can be reached by land from the rest of the U.S. only by traveling through Canada. It can be reached directly from the rest of Washington by crossing Boundary Bay by sea or air. This oddity occurred when the border between Canada and the U.S. was drawn along the 49th parallel. This worked out fine, except when the line reached the ocean just south of Vancouver, it cut off a tiny lobe of Washington State, which was left hanging out in the Pacific all by itself. Due to having to go through the international border twice to get to the rest of the USA, some have called Point Roberts the best gated community in the U.S. Point Roberts offers a low crime rate, plenty of peace and tranquility along with gorgeous scenery. Most of the town's businesses are geared toward tourists and weekend visitors from Greater Vancouver. However, there is no hospital, doctor, emergency services, dentist, or pharmacy on Point Roberts. Residents seek care in Bellingham, Washington.

Surrounding areas: Birch Bay, Washington (14.7 mi), Blaine, Washington (15.0 mi), Eastsound, Washington (21.1 mi), Orcas Island, Washington (24.7 mi), San Juan Islands, Washington (28.2 mi), Bellingham, Washington (31.0 mi), Friday Harbor, Washington (31.1 mi)

Point Roberts Vacation Rentals




Point Roberts Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
The Inn At Semiahmoo9565 Semiahmoo PkwyBlaine, WA13.7 mi.(360) 371-2000
Birch Bay Ath Hostel4639 Alderson RdBlaine, WA16.3 mi.(360) 371-2180
Silver Reef Hotel Casino & Spa4876 Haxton WayFerndale, WA23.4 mi.(360) 383-0777
Super 8 Motel5788 Barrett AveFerndale, WA25.1 mi.(800) 800-8000
Slater Heritage House1371 W Axton RdFerndale, WA25.6 mi.(360) 384-4273
Homestead Farms Golf Resort & Convention Center115 E Homestead BlvdLynden, WA28.5 mi.(360) 354-1196
Hampton Inn Bellingham Airport3985 Bennett DrBellingham, WA28.8 mi.(360) 676-7700
Hotel De Molen655 Front StLynden, WA29.0 mi.(360) 354-4440
Comfort Inn Bellingham4282 Meridian StBellingham, WA29.9 mi.(360) 738-1100
Days Inn Bellis Fair125 E Kellogg RdBellingham, WA29.9 mi.(360) 671-6200
Quality Inn Baron Suites100 E KelloggBellingham, WA29.9 mi.(360) 647-8000
Holiday Inn Express4160 MeridianBellingham, WA30.0 mi.(360) 671-4800
 
Bed & Breakfast
Buck Bay Farm Bed & BreakfastHC 1 Box 45Olga, WA27.6 mi.(360) 376-2908
Century House Bed & Breakfast401 S British Columbia AveLynden, WA28.0 mi.(360) 354-2439

Point Roberts Weather & Climate

Northwest Washington , between Semiahmoo Bay and Lumnai Bay, there is a body of water called Birch Bay. The climate in this area is temperate and greatly influenced by the Pacific Ocean. It's generally mild, often referred to as "The Banana Belt of the Northwest." Although the rainy season can last as long as eight months, it is usually about six months long, leaving the area with a late spring and mild, pleasant summer. Many long weeks of short and cloudy days are commonplace in winter. Summers are quite dry however. This region is occasionally subject to unusual and harsh weather due to an upper level trough that drives down cold Arctic air from the Canadian interior. This cold air mass can collide with a Gulf of Alaska cold front and create high winds, ice, snow, or heavy rains.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 43°F 30°F 5.32 in. -
February 47°F 32°F 4.21 in. -
March 52°F 34°F 3.61 in. -
April 57°F 38°F 2.85 in. -
May 63°F 43°F 2.58 in. -
June 68°F 48°F 2.14 in. -
July 72°F 51°F 1.49 in. -
August 72°F 51°F 1.51 in. -
September 67°F 46°F 1.91 in. -
October 57°F 40°F 3.74 in. -
November 48°F 35°F 6.29 in. -
December 43°F 30°F 5.79 in. -

Point Roberts Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Bellingham International airport (BLI) located about 27 miles southeast of Point Roberts in Bellingham, Washington, the Skagit Regional airport (BVS) located approximately 46 miles southeast of Point Roberts in Burlington / Mt Vernon, Washington, the William R Fairchild International airport (CLM) located roughly 62 miles southwest of Point Roberts in Port Angeles, Washington, and finally the Arlington Municipal airport (AWO) located around 70 miles southeast of Point Roberts in Arlington, Washington.

Point Roberts Attractions

 
Golf Courses
Birch Bay Golf ClubBlaineWA15.3 mi.
Semiahmoo Golf & Country ClubBlaineWA15.3 mi.
Dakota Creek Golf & Country ClubCusterWA20.9 mi.
Grandview Golf CourseCusterWA20.9 mi.
Orcas Island Country Golf ClubEastsoundWA21.9 mi.
Wayne Olsen Riverside GolfFerndaleWA24.7 mi.
Homestead Golf & Country ClubLyndenWA28.6 mi.
 
State Parks
Peace Arch State ParkWA14.8 mi. 
Birch Bay State ParkWA15.5 mi. 
Sucia Island State ParkWA17.3 mi. 
Matia Island State ParkWA20.3 mi. 
Freeman Island State ParkWA21.2 mi. 
Stuart Island State ParkWA22.4 mi. 
Clark Island State ParkWA24.4 mi. 
Skull Island State ParkWA25.0 mi. 
Moran State ParkWA26.2 mi. 
Posey Island State ParkWA26.2 mi. 
Victim Island State ParkWA26.4 mi. 
Olga Marine State ParkWA27.6 mi. 
Doe Island Marine State ParkWA28.0 mi. 
Turn Island State ParkWA31.9 mi. 
Cone Islands State ParkWA33.0 mi. 
Lime Kiln Point State ParkWA33.0 mi. 
Spencer Spit State ParkWA33.0 mi. 
James Island State ParkWA35.7 mi. 
Larrabee State ParkWA36.0 mi. 
Dot Rock State ParkWA36.6 mi. 
 
Museums
Whatcom Museum of History & ArtBellinghamWA31.0 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Mindport ExhibitsBellinghamWA31.0 mi.(Science)
Bellingham Railway MuseumBellinghamWA31.0 mi.(History)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
The Seattle AquariumSeattleWA101.3 mi.
Woodland Park Zoological GardensSeattleWA101.3 mi.


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