Years protected: 2000 & 2007
Land protected: 64 acres
Shoreline protected: 2,100 feet
Hiking Trails: 0.4 Miles
Trail Difficulty: Easy
As the Guemes Island ferry from Anacortes makes its way toward Guemes landing, look to the left and you’ll see a broad beach where there are no houses. That’s the Peach Preserve. A half-mile of easy trails on the preserve take you through the forest, across a seasonal wetland, and through the shoreline prairie. Come back along the beach and make a loop of it.
The preserve has kept more than 2,000 feet of shoreline and 63 acres of forest, wetland, and grassland available for public visitation.
Access: If you walk on the Guemes ferry, the preserve is a short 0.3 mile stroll along the beach from the landing. It can also be accessed along South Shore Road, 0.6 miles from the ferry. The parking area is on the south side of the road.