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Looking for a peaceful and private getaway? We have an ideal waterfront accommodation here on Shaw Island. Our charming 1900's vintage cottage, which sleeps 4-6, is newly refurbished and provides a cozy and inviting atmosphere with stunning views of Harney Channel from the glassed-in "wheelhouse." Picnic on the lawn while viewing the activity in the channel. Enjoy the resident herons, eagles, cormorants, otters, and seals, and keep a lookout for the occasional whale. For more information about Silver Bay Cottage, please visit: www.vrbo.com/334848.

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Fall 2017
The store is closed for the season. We will reopen in May. Thank you for your patronage, and we look forward to serving you in the future. The Silver Bay Cottage is available for rental all year.

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Welcome to the Shaw General Store online!

A walk through the door of the Shaw General Store is like a walk back in time. If ever a store had character, this is the one. Started in 1898, it is one of the oldest businesses in the San Juan Islands and indeed in Washington State. Situated right on the water, it offers breathtaking views.

The staff at Shaw General Store

We recently remodeled the store and everyone loves our new look. The original island fir floors have been burnished to their former luster, complementing the unique antique furnishings and island memorabilia. Sit and drink an espresso or enjoy a delicious Lopez Creamery ice cream cone in the former post office in back as you watch the ferry go by and dream of the good old days.

The Shaw General Store carries everything from nails to gourmet groceries and specializes in local and organic products. We encourage local producers and feature locally made groceries, produce, wine, clothing and gifts.

Located right at the Shaw Island ferry landing, with a small marina, it has been called the best store for boaters in the San Juan Islands. Easy access and friendly, personal service await your boating or ferry visit to the Shaw General Store.