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“Great place to let kids run”

Iverson Spit Waterfront Preserve
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Owner description: Over 330 acres of protected birding area home to eagles, hummingbirds, shorebirds and many others.
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to bring young kids. There are logs to navigate, but after that it is a pretty clear beach to let them be free on. I have found some great sea glass on this beach as well.

I do think there are better beaches on Camano Island (both of the state parks for example) but, this is nice for variety.

The parking is extremely limited, so be curtious!

Thank Appahowa
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

Jeez, I worry if I brag too much about this place, it may lose its private feel. Our favorite beach on Camano. Love the hiking trail, and just hanging out on driftwood watching sea-life and birds. Also, visitors seem to take good care not to leave litter or dog doo. We're truly fortunate to have this great place so close to home.

Thank RobbieDavison
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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

One of my family and friends' favorite parks, this is a total gem for its different beach layout. It's first, a county park, and therefore free parking/no admission fee, for visitors who just want a lovely beach experience but maybe have money constraints. Second, it's an estuary off the Stilly and Skagit rivers, with very shallow tidelands so it's perfect for small children. Third, this beach is actually sandy so it's easy to enjoy low tides with your favorite digging and creating tools: just remember to fill in every hole that is dug (to protect the critter homes), and pack every piece of garbage ( diapers/ lunch sacks/juice boxes etc. out with you). When the sun gets to be too much ( or gone!), take yourselves up along the dike trail; benches await to sit and contemplate the beautiful. Continue towards the wooded hillside-follow its established, easy walk thru cool shadowed woodland then cut back left to walk thru the marshland ( there's also a special Hobbit Trail-they both lead back to the parking areas). I was there today for a 5th grade class excursion: all the kids had a great time! We also saw young folks riding their skimmer boards across a shallow small pond, and toddlers walking in the waters with their parents. Get outdoors and enjoy this jewel!

1  Thank Joegoblue1949
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This quite unpopulated beach is one of my favorites... a short drive from Terry's corner, you can spend all day here! Plenty of parking and at high tide a wonderful beach to launch your kayaks!

Thank Merilee G
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Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Spent hours here, walking trails, having lunch and watching birds. The trails are level and in good conditions even with all the rain we have gotten this winter. The Hobbit trail was interesting. Canopy with lots of moss. Exposed roots, a good way to burn a couple hours after lunch.
The beach requires a little traversing through years of driftwood but that also makes for a shelter build, fun project for the kids. Bring a lunch, wonderful place for a picnic. This is really the only sandy beach on the island, in summer the water is still chilly but manageable.

1  Thank rusty_fwg
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