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Rosario Beach

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Beautiful beach

Beautiful rocky beach with great tide pools and amazing views. It's a great place for kids (and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Simply Stunning!

On a sunny day this beach & trails are spectacular! Stunning blues, cliff face rocks, with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Near Deception Pass, Anacortes, Fidalgo Island, WA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful rocky beach with great tide pools and amazing views. It's a great place for kids (and adults!) to explore. There's a trail to the top of the cliff with beautiful views - it's worth the walk. Nice picnic area, clean restrooms. Great place for...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank MyOwnBrandOfCrazy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a sunny day this beach & trails are spectacular! Stunning blues, cliff face rocks, with moderately easy trails even with younger kids. Easy parking with restrooms available & great picnic options to enjoy time by the water.

Date of experience: April 2019
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great little park just NW of Deception Pass. It has an underwater park for snorkeling. Span of view on Fidalgo Head is incredible. You'll see lots of painters doing the beautiful landscapes. See my picture for the best summary.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Glenn C
Reviewed January 17, 2019

A visit in January? Oh yes, it's beautiful no matter when you go. No crowds this time of year, and very quiet area (except for the military jets zooming overhead). Later on, in the spring, the hills will be alive with wildflowers! Love the trees...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

Every time we visit Rosario we always find beauty regardless of the time of year, and regardless of the time of day. There are meadows, picnic tables, historically interesting shelters, restrooms, scenic views on all sides of rocky shores, pebble beaches, trees, and in season,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

I had read some reviews before that this beach was exceptional and beautiful but the beach is very short and very rocky. However, there is a trail leading up to the cliffs and the views are gorgeous! We sat up there watching boats go by....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank rachelsM2926AL
Reviewed November 1, 2018

This is a beautiful spot near Deception Pass, Washington. Some lovely, unspoiled, easy hikes -did some with kids. You end up with beautiful views of the San Juan Islands. BTW don’t forget to pay for parking!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sherry990
Reviewed October 11, 2018

We were driving from Vancouver BC to Silverdale WA and stopped at Rosario Beach. It was drizzling out but not raining hard. It was lovely to get out and take in the beach, the view and fresh air and the sounds of the surf on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sami C
Reviewed September 15, 2018

So glad they made this beach area a park and not some new home development all walled off and gated. The view was nice and there is a wonderful tall wooden statue and large panels around it telling an old Indian legend about a girl...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Chrisinkingwood2
Reviewed September 6, 2018

Been here a couple of times during my visits to Anacortes with the wife. The beach is easy to get to and has a wonderful view and decent hiking trails. Great to simply sit at the beach and enjoy the sounds of the waves.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kyle H
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Vicki D
February 28, 2017|
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Response from harmonypj | Reviewed this property |
washington state parks have the day use fee, as it is their primary source of funding these days. Rosario bch at Deception pass does have room to park outside gate. If you mean Washington park in Anacortes, that is a city... More