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Point Roberts  is an unincorporated community in the Northwest Cascades region of the state of Washington. This small rectangular-shaped U.S. exclave is just below the 49th parallel. It sits on the Tsawwassen Peninsula and shares an international border with Canada (on its northern side).
If 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.
The western most point separating Point Roberts from Canada is the last mainland point on the longest undefended border in the world. The spot is marked by a large monument honoring several UK soldiers from the 1800's. The monument is in a small park with a bench looking out over the Georgia Straight, the Gulf Islands, and Vancouver Island.
The championshihp sized Point Roberts Golf & Country Club  attracts golfers from around North America. Due to slightly dryer and sunnier conditions compared to the Fraser Valley, the weather in Point Roberts is ideal for golfing. Canadian money is accepted as a means of payment. One green fee is approximately $60 .
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.
Lighthouse Park, located at the Southwest corner of the Peninsula, is a popular weekend and evening gettaway for Canadians living in the Lower Mainland. Campsites, beach access, public parking and public restrooms are all easily accessible. Lighthouse Park looks out over the Georgia straight with unobstructed views of the Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island.