Birch Bay, Washington
Open Year-Round for Family Fun!
The fastest growing area in Whatcom County, Birch Bay’s claim to fame is a large tide flat of sand several square miles in size that bares itself at low tide, and as the water creeps back in over the hot sand it warms to bath water temperatures in the summer. It has one of the largest heron nesting areas in the state, a large state park at one end and outstanding birding throughout the year. Especially for seabirds and shorebirds (depending upon where they rest at night), it’s classed by the Audubon Society as one of 50 Important Birding Areas (IBA’s) in Washington State, along with nearby Blaine’s Drayton Harbor. Every March, Birch Bay as well as Blaine is host to the Annual Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival.
Birch Bay is in the unincorporated area of Whatcom County. It is home to about 8,000 year-round residents, and in the summer population swells to over 20,000 people, with Birch Bay State Park recording over a million individual visits each year.
For more information on all fun activities happening in Birch Bay, visit:
Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Information Center
7900 Birch Bay Drive
Blaine, WA 98230
Resourceful Birch Bay Links:
Birch Bay Tidetable
Birch Bay Shellfish Information
Area Church Directory
Vacationville – vacation rentals
Border Crossing Information
Where to buy your Shellfish & Fishing License
Getting a Discover Pass
Birch Bay State Park
Birch Bay Miniature World Family Fun Center
Birch Bay Waterslides
Birch Bay Village Homes for Sale
Birch Bay Homes for Sale