Perhaps the most popular location at Deception Pass aside from Bridge, West Beach is a long, gravelly shoreline with excellent views of the Olympic Mountains, the San Juan Islands, and even Victoria on a clear day. In the dog days of summer, many visitors brave the cold Puget Sound waters. Should you prefer freshwater swimming, Cranberry Lake lies less than 200 feet to the east. Picnic tables and ample driftwood provide excellent spots to eat or relax.
The Sand Dune Interpretive Trail at the south end of West Beach features a variety of habitats ranging from dunes to marsh land, an 800+ year old Douglas-fir tree, and 18 interpretive signs produced by a local high school class. Also available is a Sand Dune Discovery Trail Scavenger Hunt Activity. Download it here.
West Beach also has a concession stand that is open seasonally and an indoor meeting room with space for approximately 50 people that can be reserved through the Washington State Parks reservation system.