We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Bellingham, WA
Activities: Swimming, Walking
Description: An uncrowded beach with beautiful rock formations and coves.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 24 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Fun for the little ones!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2013
Shellie H
,
Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada
Add Photo Write a Review

24 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada
Level Contributor
28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Richland, Washington
Level Contributor
51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bellingham, Washington, United States
Level Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kendall, Washington, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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...

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Bellingham, Washington
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Mount Vernon, Washington
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bellingham
Level Contributor
33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ferndale, Washington
Level Contributor
86 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bellingham, Washington, United States
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Clayton Beach also viewed

 

Been to Clayton Beach? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Clayton Beach

Address: Bellingham, WA
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Clayton Beach and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Clayton Beach staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?