West Beach

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.

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This web site is maintained for the Deception Pass Park Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. It is NOT supported by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, the agency that manages and operates Deception Pass State Park, nor does this website represent the official views of the Commission. The information on this web site is maintained for the Foundation as reasonably current and dependable information for your benefit and use. The Foundation seeks to support Deception Pass State Park and provide valuable services to its visitors. All of the money raised by the Foundation goes to the direct benefit of the educational and resource protection programs of Deception Pass State Park.
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