Top 20 Washington State Trips

Fay Bainbridge Park

Fay Bainbridge Park is 5 minutes north of Winslow on the northeast corner of Bainbridge Island, directly south of the Hedley Spit.  This 17-acre beachfront camping park has incredible views of Seattle, Mt Baker, Mt Rainier and the Cascades. 

The park has 1,420 feet of saltwater shoreline on a sand/gravel beach. There's a wide open meadow behind the beach with plenty of picnic tables, a volleyball court, and a pirate ship themed playground.  

Further up the hill the terrain is more forested, and there are shaded campsites, and a sheltered picnic site with a lush lawn for larger gatherings.

5 best things to do at Fay Bainbridge Park

1. Beach.

Bring a beach chair, or dip your feet in the water at Fay Bainbridge Park, while enjoying glorious views across Puget Sound. Two boardwalks lead directly from the parking lot to the beach. There are no lifeguards, and the water is too cold for swimming. The beach is littered with driftwood and there are some makeshift shelters to explore.

2. Pirate playground.

The pirate-themed playground is just steps from the parking lot, and is surrounded by lots of benches and picnic tables.

3. Volleyball court.

Enjoy a beachfront game of volleyball at Fay Bainbridge Park.

4. Whale Trail.

Fay Bainbridge Park offers a great observation point for the Whale Trail, with 100 whale viewing sites located on Puget Sound, the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Washington State coastline. The most commonly seen marine animals at Fay Bainbridge Park are harbor seals, harbor porpoises, and river otters. The best viewing time for Orcas is fall and winter.

5. Cabins, RV and campsites.

Fay Bainbrige Park has 5 rustic cabins, 26 RV sites, and 17 camping sites. The cabins have no kitchen, bathroom, or bedroom linens, and just a bed, table, chairs and electricity. Book here.

The 25 RV Sites are behind the parking lot, and have water and electrical hook-up.

The 17 campsites at Fay Bainbridge Park can accommodate between 3 to 9 tents each. Each campsite has a picnic table and a fire-ring, and access to restroom facilities.  Choose a campsite near the beach in full sunlight during summer, or a more shaded campsite on the forested hillside.

5. Sheltered picnic areas.

Fay Bainbridge Park has two picnic shelters that can accommodate up to 50 people. Both have access to water and electricity, with a two hour minimum required for each booking.

The hillside picnic shelter offers more shade, and is set on the hillside with a lush lawn.

The beachfront picnic shelter is adjacent to the playground.

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