Birch Bay Beach Getaways
Attracting visitors from all over the world, Birch Bay, Washington, has a lot to offer any season of the year. Given that it is home to the warmest waters north of California, Birch Bay is perfect for swimming or just relaxing, taking in the scenery of the beach and the Pacific. One of the reasons why Birch Bay is so well-known are the two World Class Golf Courses located within 3 miles of the Bay and many smaller, less expensive courses nearby as well.
Brich Bay State Park consists of 193 acres with 8,200 feet of saltwater shoreline on Birch Bay and 15,000 feet of freshwater shoreline on Terrell Creek. A special feature of this park is the Terrell Creek Marsh, one of the few remaining saltwater/freshwater estuaries in northern Puget Sound. The beach on the north end of the park is a natural game sanctuary acquired through the Nature Conservancy under the condition that no development would occur there. Its inhabitants, which include smaller birds, migratory waterfowl, American bald eagles and the Great Blue Heron can be observed feeding along the banks of Terrell Creek. Other amenities include over two miles of trail with two wooden foot bridges, a pay telephone, parking for 408 cars and a wood concession.
Some of the activities enjoyed in the park are fishing, picnicking, hiking, clamming, bird watching, water skiing, crabbing, beachcombing, camping, scuba diving, windsurfing, kite flying and photography.