A Community Website by Lopez Island
Started by Dean Frey (Lopez Island Coffee Roasters)
Dec 23, 2020
Coconuts on the Beach....where are the umbrellas?
Dec 23, 2020
Several times in the last twenty years or so, I've found at least two coconuts(the non-walking kind) on Lopez Island beaches.
My first thought was it came from a boat.

I know of one other person who has also found them.

Anyone else find any?

Do you think they come from Hawaii?

Merry Christmas to All
Comment by Dean Frey (Lopez Island Coffee Roasters)
Jan 17, 2021
The Coconut club is growing, welcome y'all....
Love the stories and finds - keep em coming.

One never knows what might wash ashore on these beaches. The beach changes everyday. You guys/gals need encouragement? Get out there!

Twenty five or so years ago....a briefcase was found on the Otis Perkins spit, waterlogged and half buried ... Read All
Comment by Matthew Murray (Mtm Tile)
Jan 16, 2021
Hello, I have a great story my friend was sailing to Hawaii, he was in the great sailboat race, Trans Pac. I believe he left from LA, any way while racing he noticed a floating coconut and it was an older one just bobbing along without fur it was a huge one and been probably floating for years he scooped it up and dried it in the wind and the boat made it to ... Read All
Comment by Tracey Cottingham
Jan 9, 2021
I found one a few years ago west side of Lopez, and it was not of a commercial quality, but as Nathan has described it, more of the husk around it. I believed it was from a tropical place the way it looked.It was also pretty small. Interesting to learn more have been found.
Comment by Nathan Donnelly
Dec 28, 2020
I have also found coconuts on beaches here, and have heard of several others finding them. Could be someone discarding them from a boat or beach, but the ones I've found have been unopened.

The life cycle of a coconut palm involves the huge and heavily covered (in coir fiber) seed (coconut) falling from the tree, landing on the beach, and being ... Read All