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Cornet Bay

Deception Pass State Park

Northern Puget Sound, Washington

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  • Boat ramp at Cornet Bay.- Cornet Bay
  • Boat ramp and docks at Cornet Bay.- Cornet Bay
  • The beach is pebbly.- Cornet Bay
  • Try crabbing from the docks.- Cornet Bay
  • The beach area.- Cornet Bay
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Easy access for boats. Not many swimmers.
Cons: 
Seaweed. Noise from boats. Cold water.
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Region:
Northern Puget Sound, WA
Congestion: 
Moderate
Location type: 
Pebbly beach
Parking Pass: 
Washington Discovery Pass
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Most of Deception Pass State Park's attention is focused along the western shore, but there are a few areas to explore on the east side of Highway 20 as well. The water's a bit calmer heading through the pass toward Similk and Skagit Bays, which makes Cornet Bay an ideal location for a small marina and docks – the main point of access for boating in the park. Crabbing and fishing from the docks is permitted, and it is a good spot due to the placid waters. Since most of the action is focused on the marina, there's a good bet that the beach will be emptier than other locations in the park. The shore is a bit pebbly, but it is still a good spot to spread out a blanket and swim. Those averse to swimming in seaweed might have a bit more of a challenging time, though. Anywhere along Cornet Bay makes for good birdwatching, from seabirds to great blue herons to the smaller songbirds that spend time in the trees lining the cove.

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