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Worth it? YES...indeed it is.

This is a short drive with spectacular scenic views! Bow is a small little hamlet that is worthy of... read more

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Becki N
Stunning views of Sound and Island

Chuckanet Drive is the original highway into Bellingham. It’s best taken slow as it’s very curvy... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bellingham, Washington
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Chuckanut Drive is located between Bow and Fairhaven (Bellingham), WA. Built in 1909, as an original scenic roadway, above Chuckanut Bay.
State Highway 11, Bellingham, WA
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a short drive with spectacular scenic views! Bow is a small little hamlet that is worthy of a stop. Funky little place. Chuckanut Drive ends at Fairhaven. A lovely old district town with great places to eat, stay and shop.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Becki N
Reviewed 3 days ago

Chuckanet Drive is the original highway into Bellingham. It’s best taken slow as it’s very curvy. There are a couple good restaurants on the way and many great views of the Sound and San Juan Island. Stop at the Chuckanut Gallery for some lovely local...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pmckeow
Reviewed 4 days ago

This road is amazing. Yes, curvy, winding and narrow in sections but some really amazing ocean views. If you're a road cyclist and you don't mind cars close to you this is a great ride and workout!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank adamtroywiggins
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife had never done the Chuckanut Drive route, so on our way out of Bellingham, this was a good choice. It is windey and slower than I-5, but this is compensated by the ocean views and the relaxed pace.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Paul B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Chuckanut Drive is one of the most scenic drives in WA and a great, off the freeway road to Bow/ Edison and on to Anacortes. Stop by Woodstock Farm on the way out of Bellingham. Other stops are Clayton Beach and Larrabee State park. Bow...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Rosalie N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very beautiful drive! Great views absolutely loved it. The tide was out so we could see the oyster and Manila clam beds. Lots of signs giving information on the drive and the seafood harvesting! Well worth the time!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed December 14, 2018

This is a fantastic drive, it may take a bit longer, you will be glad you took the time. The scenery and homes are so beautiful, the drive is peaceful..there are pullouts for stopping along the way.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 1amalie
Reviewed December 11, 2018

When I moved here in 2011 from FL I was told that this was a great and scenic drive to cruise on a motorcycle. I've been hooked ever since.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Angelo T
Reviewed November 26, 2018

Unless you take the time, it's difficult to describe. It's lovely year round, but in the Fall, the colors are glorious!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank takn123
Reviewed November 6, 2018

One of the best drives on the west coast. I wish it was a lot longer. This is only about a half hour drive. Try to do a summer sunset.

Date of experience: August 2018
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September 12, 2018|
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Response from busconi | Reviewed this property |
Several nice places to eat. At the start of your drive you will be in the Fairhaven area of Bellingham. Great spot to walk about and look at the shops. Lots of restaurants to choose from here. About half... More
May 24, 2018|
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Response from Steven I | Reviewed this property |
Just north of Burlington Highway 11 connects with Interstate 5. This is where you would get on. But, You will need to drive nearly all the way into Bellingham before you can safely turn into one of the housing developments... More
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May 17, 2018|
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Response from Steven I | Reviewed this property |
Unless you wish to have the possibility of a head on collision, do not attempt to cross Chuckanut to get to the pull outs that are on the southbound direction. I have driven both northwards and southwards on Chuckanut... More