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Birch Bay State Park

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Address: Birch Bay, WA
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Need A Quick Seaside Fix??

Love his park and the beach. Just a 20-25 minute drive from Bellingham. Bring that lawn chair, grab that hamper of chicken & potato salad and plan on a restful respite at the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Martha1105
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Bellingham, Washington, USA
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Bellingham, Washington, USA
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90 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Love his park and the beach. Just a 20-25 minute drive from Bellingham. Bring that lawn chair, grab that hamper of chicken & potato salad and plan on a restful respite at the beach. Camp under beautiful trees in the park.

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Seattle, Washington
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great, old state park. Diverse with more than a mile of easily accessible beach and uplands forest. About 150 camping spots, a few with filtered water views. Nice quiet camping, if a little pricey (thanks Washington state). One short but fun trail.

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Bellingham, Washington
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31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

Great spot for a walk and sunset view, even in February! It was a bit windy and cold while we were there, but there were a lot of people out. Best when the tide is out!

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Thank Soccer24
Vancouver
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468 reviews
252 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I had seen the exit sign on the freeway all these years and never thought of coming over to check it out . Last week we made a quick visit just before sunset and I was stunned with the views alone ! We definitely have to plan better and come back for a day to stroll on the beach and... More 

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Thank Skwiki
Phoenix AZ
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

On a good day, you can see all the way to Mt. Baker! Lovely park and really nice views. Beach strolls as well as park walks/hikes possible. Very pleasant the beginning of October and not crowded on weekday.

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Thank Ginny B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Very pretty and a nice place to walk on on a sunny day. Sunsets are amazing! Can be very chilly windy and wet at times so it is nice to have a place with a fireplace.

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Thank Ericka L
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I like going here for ocean camping, always clean and a lot of decent sites. Rates are decent and its quiet at night.

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Thank Doklassen
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I'm already from the west coast so I'm accustomed to the grey skiesand rocky beaches, but this beach really took it to a new level. My first impression was that I was walking on shells, which I was. There are literally clam shells covering the entire beach, and where there aren't shells there's rocks (so bring shoes) My next impression... More 

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3 Thank usethestairs
Duvall, Washington
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130 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Typical Washington State Park. Some good campsites, some not so good. Pricey as parks go around the Northwest. This place has a very nice stretch of Birch Bay beach with ample parking for day use.

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Virginia
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44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

The park itself is beautiful, bicycle lanes for the most part, ample parking and beautiful view. The campground, while busy allows enough room for some privacy, clearly marked sites, restrooms nearby, fire pits and picnic tables. The only thing that was a drawback was the pay showers, 50 cent per 3 minutes...I just feel like as much as I paid... More 

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