Birch Bay is a census-designated place (CDP) in Whatcom County, Washington, United States. Birch Bay is a protected bay located between Semiahmoo Bay and Lummi Bay. It is also commonly referred to as the community near and around this body of water, but is actually not its own town. Birch Bay is approximately 100 miles (160 km) north of Seattle and 35 miles (56 km) south of Vancouver, BC, Canada. The population was 8,413 at the 2010 census, a 69.6% increase over the 2000 census.
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4.5 based on 184 reviews
The park is open daily 8am to dusk. Visiting the park and its amenities is FREE. However there is a $10 per day parking fee to use the state park parking area. Walking tour, gardens, interpretive displays, bird watching, playground. Pets are welcome on leash. Annual sculpture exhibition May 1st, to October 1st. Annual sundae afternoon concert series in August.
The park is the last exit before you hit customs at the US/Canadian border. You don't have to stop, but why not? It's a lovely place to get out, stretch your legs, and enjoy the beautiful landscapes and gardens. Also, plenty of bathrooms - never...MoreThanks Anna! What a great idea everyone! Put a little Peace and Love in your Heart!
4.5 based on 84 reviews
This has been one of our favorite camp grounds to stay at. The restrooms were very clean and the sites are set up nicely. We enjoyed taking advantage of the well maintained walking trail. It also has a grocery store and laundry facility near the main entrance and great beach access with restrooms. We avoid high peak times because is can get ridiculously crowded, but other than that we enjoy it very much.
4.5 based on 5 reviews
The artist and owner is a delight to meet and learn about her art in glass specializing in fused techniques. Check out the listed web site for Whimsy Art Glass Studio. Many great examples of the available type and styles are shown oh the web....MoreThank you for your kind words!
3.5 based on 12 reviews
Came by to rent a kayak about mid-day, and they were closed on a day that they are listed as open. Sign on the door said that they had gone to Semiahmoo to go kayaking, and it concluded with "Join Us!". This is the only kayak rental shop that I could find in the area. Didn't think that one through, it seems.
4.5 based on 108 reviews
Designed by Arnold Palmer, Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club is Washington state's #7 public course as rated by Golfweek, 2012. The tree-lined masterpiece boasts five holes where water is in play and 67 strategically placed bunkers. The fairways are rolling and generous, with fast and challenging greens. This course allows golfers to enjoy nature at its best.
This venue has a real quality country club atmosphere. We were here just for the golf however and so we didn't sample any of the other amenities.
The course is excellent (being an Arnold Palmer signature course, it should be!), and it's an easier play than its sister course at Loomis Trail GC. What you see in front of you is what you get, no hidden sneaky surprises, and relatively little water hazards, and not much rough. A parkland course through a forested tree lined private home development.
The course was in excellent condition, good fairway grass easy to play off and the greens were quite fast with significant contours. Well worth a visit.
4.5 based on 41 reviews
We enjoyed a walk along the beach here and spent some time just sitting on a bench and enjoying the view of the water and mountains beyond. The beach is rocky (like most Washington beaches), so no barefoot action, but it is serene and less crowded than some of the other beach areas.
4.5 based on 23 reviews
This is an open, not woodsy, park that is situated between a road that goes out to their marina and other associated buildings. Across the street is apparently where a boat does - or did - make a harbor tour, though on my quick view, I didn't see a sign for this. I did see a modest marina with a passel of boats along with a flock of seagulls atop a structure.
There are a couple of unique play structures and a bench where one can look out to sea, with Canada just across the water. There were plenty of straight-in parking spots the late afternoon I was there, just after 5 p.m. on a Thursday. I brought my cachet of oysters from the Drayton Harbor Oyster Company to enjoy them in my car with a nice, serene view, as the bench was taken!
In summary, a modest park suitable for a relatively short recess from the busy-ness of today's world.
4 based on 63 reviews
I was very surprised this place. It's not very impressive from the outside. However, there are a of variety of water slides. Fun family times - not cheap for a big family though.
It can be very crowded on a warm weekend. And, if it is a cool cloudy weekday, you may find it closed. Coolers OK. Food is available to purchase.
Warning, even though temps may be mild-sunscreen is a must. Don't ruin a vacation with nasty sunburn.
4.5 based on 4 reviews
The time spent was very worthwhile. We have visited many times with our grandchildren. They learned a lot and want to return. Thanks Again
5 based on 12 reviews
We did this ride with our 2 year old and he loved it. Totally made his day. The wait can be long at both the sides depending on how many people are boarding. When we reached Blaine, it felt like a dead town with no one living there. This was a weekend.
There is no fee for this ferry but they do encourage tips. Check out their times and queue up for the ride.
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