Birch Bay State Park

The most popular park in Birch Bay and a jewel of NW Washington State, this park offers a huge stretch of ocean waterfront with panoramic views of the bay. Mix in a boat ramp, camping, crabbing, clamming, fishing and more and it’s easy to see why…

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Point Whitehorn Marine Park

Point Whitehorn Marine Reserve features 54 acres of forest, bluff and beach, with a 3/4 mile fully accessible trail to spectacular viewpoints of the Strait of Georgia and San Juan Islands. A switchback path descends from the bluff to access a windswept cobble beach.

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Birch Bay Beach Access Points

Nestled amongst the small cottages and cabins on the waterfront are a number of public access points to the beach. While the state park requires a discover pass, these beach access points have free parking and are a great way to avoid the crowds.

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BP Walking & Biking Trails

BP owns a lot of vacant land around its refinery operation and it is meant as a buffer between the refinery and the community, but they allow the public to use their 100’s of acres of well maintained fields. With wide open spaces and paved paths, this area is a haven for dog walkers and bike riders.

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Semiahmoo Park

Bordering Semiahmoo Bay on one side and Drayton Harbor on the other, this beautiful park offers views of Mt Baker, White Rock Canada, and Puget Sound. With long beaches and a walking trail leading to Semiahoo Resort, this beach is a favorite for tourists and bird watchers.

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Birch Bay Community Park

Whatcom County purchased 4.1 acres in Birch Bay for development of a waterfront community park. In 2016 three community meetings were held to introduce the project and gather community input for the new park.

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Bay Horizon Park 

This 69 acre park in Birch Bay features a basketball court, an outdoor pickleball court, a playground, and open grassy fields and walking trials.  Home to the Blaine-Birch Bay Park and Recreation District 2, try one of their $5 drop-in exercise classes or attend one of their many family friendly events throughout the year!  
Formerly a United States Air Force Base is now home to Lions Camp Horizon that hosts summer camps for adults and teens with disabilities, giving them a place to unwind, socialize and step outside their comfort zones by challenging themselves with new experiences. Sections of the park may be closed off to the public in the summertime.