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Clayton Beach

Bellingham, WA
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Ranked #16 of 32 Attractions in Bellingham
Type: Beaches
Activities: Swimming, Walking
Description: An uncrowded beach with beautiful rock formations and coves.
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Bellingham, Washington
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I live in Bellingham and visit Clayton Beach several times a year. I love walking south on the beach at low tide, pas the curious old pilings. Check the tides before you go. The kids love to climb around on the rock formations and listen to the resonances in the sandstone cavities and find shells and check out tide pool... More

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Cazadero, California, United States
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I just moved here. Where do you park to access this beach? I am looking for a particular rock climbing spot, but I have explored a lot of Larrabee State Park and it is amazing!!

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Bellingham, Washington
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

beautiful rocky beach with really nice cliffs and woods lining the shores. it makes for an awesome day trip hike or picnic spot. its a really easy place to get to but has a remote feel to it.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

This beach in Larabee State Park is a little hike form the parking lot...and might be hard for older people. We took our little kids and they where fine. The beach is rocky and has drift wood, it is a stopping place for kayaks too. We had fun wading out and looking for shells..

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Bellingham, Washington
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280 reviews 280 reviews
62 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

nice and small little northwest beach, usually not too many people here at all, starfish, gulls and seabirds, sometimes little crabs, great blue herons, watch boats go by and kayaks, have a picnic or just read and hang out.definitely worth a visit.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

what is there not to love about Clayton beach? the awesome views, the artistic rock formations... so glad I live here,

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Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

This was well worth getting the little ones out and about. Got them up to the ocean and lots of nice park for them to run and play! The walk way was also nice.

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Richland, Washington
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Unique rocks to climb and watch the surf for the moderately sure footed. View from above worth it if you can't, or are not inclined to manage the short hike.

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

The drive from Bellingham to the parking lot the allows you to access Clayton Beach is beautiful. The trail is an east walk down to the beach and we go any time during the year. If it's cool you can locate your chairs in the protection of the cliffs and still catch some sun. It is seldom over crowded. A... More

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Kendall, Washington, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

The foot path has just been closed by the WA State Park Commission siting private property concerns, something to do with unregulated railroad crossing on the path...

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