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West Beach County Park

Whidbey Island

Northern Puget Sound, Washington

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West Beach County Park

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  • Informational signage marks the pullout.- West Beach County Park
  • Graffiti on the retaining walls.- West Beach County Park
  • View south toward the Olympic Peninsula.- West Beach County Park
  • View of the Straight of Juan de Fuca.- West Beach County Park
  • A pair of pigeon guillemots.- West Beach County Park
  • View toward the Olympic Peninsula.- West Beach County Park
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Pros: 
Interesting cliffs. Wildlife. Great views.
Cons: 
Close to the road. Zero amenities. Graffiti.
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Region:
Northern Puget Sound, WA
Congestion: 
Low
Location type: 
Pebbly beach
Rocky shore
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Current Local Weather:
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Adventure Description

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Less of a park and more of a viewpoint, West Beach nonetheless does have a small beach that is worth a visit. An informational sign identifies the parking pullout. If you're just passing through, read about the local ecology and gaze out onto the Olympic Peninsula. With binoculars, though, there is enough sea life to keep you occupied for a longer stretch. Look for birds nesting in the cliffs, and floating on the waves. Groups of pigeon guillemots are easy to spot with their high-contrast plumage and bright red feet. Grey whales and orcas may be seen, along with the more common seals, sea lions, otters, and porpoises.

On warm days, there is enough of a beach to use this park as a swimming area, but there are no vault toilets, so it might be better for a quick dip than a day-long excursion.

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