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Clayton Beach

Address: Bellingham, WA
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Ranked #13 of 27 Attractions in Bellingham
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Swimming, Walking
Owner description: An uncrowded beach with beautiful rock formations and coves.
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Swimming, Walking
Owner description: An uncrowded beach with beautiful rock formations and coves.
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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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Bellingham, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

This beach was overcrowded when I visited mid summer. There was trash on the little bit of beach that wasn't covered in rock. The view was also not good. There is a long hike before getting to the beach with lots of mud holes. Would not reccomend.

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Mount Vernon, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Miles of sandy beaches where you feel you are all by yourself. Off of Chuckanut Road. Bellingham, a narrow scary winding road with nail biting cliffs and drop offs.

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Bellingham
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

A great place bring your special friend or dog for a sandy beach wander and to catch a sunset. Crowded on nice weekends, but midweek not so much. Nice 20 minute wander from parking spot. A few places can be a little steep & slippery so were shoes with good traction

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Bellingham, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

Gets busy in the summer, but on clear days during the winter this is an awesome spot to get away if you are dressed for the weather.

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Ferndale, Washington
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76 reviews 76 reviews
30 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

I rated it lower because there are no facilities and as a park most folks expect something. Trail maintenance is not great.

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

Interesting hike to beach through woods and under railroad line. Surprising ending at lovely beach surrounded with cliffs.

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Bellingham, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

This was one of the favorite places I took my children and dog when they were growing up. Unfortunately, the parking now costs, but it is still a very nice hike.

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Bellingham, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

Short hike to a gorgeous little beach. Not much at high tide though.

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Mount Vernon, Washington
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2010

I'm looking for a scenic non-crowded place to fish, crab and hopefully camp. Someone suggested Clayton Beach. I live south of Bellingham out by the Port Susan area. What are the directions and is there any good places to camp along the beach or surrounding area? Something that isn't Grand Central? How's the crabbing in that area? Any advice or... More 

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