Point RobertsPoint Roberts is an unincorporated community in the Northwest Cascades region of the state of Washington. This small rectangular-shaped U.S. enclave is just below the 49th parallel. It sits on the Tsawwassen Peninsula and shares an international border with Canada (on its northern side).
By carIf by land, Point Roberts is only accessible through the U.S. Border Station on Tyee Drive, which can be reached from 56th Street in (southern) Tsawwassen, Delta, British Columbia, Canada. For details, see Get in — By car section of the Northwest Cascades region article.
- Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA) Vanpool, Phone: +1 360-945-2844. Convenient and relatively inexpensive local van service.
- Point Roberts Cab Company, 1800 Benson Road, Phone: +1 360-945-2757. The only local taxi service in Point Roberts.
Roosevelt DriveAlong this unassuming lane, the "undefended international border" is concretely visible. A narrow trench and periodic metre-high obelisks mark the boundary. To the north, back yards and wood fences of suburban Tsawwassen homes crowd in. To the south, groves of trees reveal the pastoral spirit of Point Roberts. No forbidding wall or cleared no-man's-land mars the scene.
Monument ParkThis small park includes a monument marking the establishment of the border between Canada and the USA. There is also a short but steep walk to the beach.
phone: +1 360 945-4653address: 1350 Pelican PlChampionship-sized golf & country club attracts golfers from around North America. Eagle's Roost restaurant serves breakfast and lunch. Due to slightly dryer and sunnier conditions compared to the Fraser Valley, weather in Point Roberts is ideal for golfing.
- There are many mountain bike trails that run through Point Roberts to the South East corner of the peninsula. Ramps and jumps are set up for beginner to intermediate level mountain bike riders.
phone: +1 360 945-4911Park on southwest corner of the peninsula with beach and public restrooms, 21 acres with unobstructed view over the Georgia Straight to the Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island. Thirty camp sites with fire pit, picnic table and parking. Whales can be spotted from here at times.
address: 2315 APA RoadLovely park with a few well-maintained tracks and beach access. This used to be the site of a salmon cannery.
- Point Roberts main business is selling gas in litres (lower tax rates), dairy products and US postal services to Canadians. The post office rents far more boxes to Canadian residents than to local residents.
phone: +1 360 945-1266address: 1365 Gulf RdThis charming shop showcases the artwork of the owners, and local artists they selected. The friendly proprietors, Rose Momsen and George Wright, are happy to tell you about their textiles and carved-wood pieces (respectively) .
phone: +1 360 945-0717address: 725 S Beach RdBeachfront seafood restaurant, wine and beer, full bar, oceanfront patio. Dogs welcomed outside. Seasonal.
phone: +1 360 945-2454address: 423 Tyee DrBreakfast, pizza, ice cream, coffee, wine and beer, gourmet sandwiches. Eat-in and takeout.
Saltwater Cafephone: +1-360-945-7258address: 1345 Gulf Rd
phone: +1 360 945-4042address: 1334 Gulf Rd
phone: +1 360 945-5536address: 101 Goodman RdWi-fi, fridge, microwave, breakfast room service, deck/patio.