Birch Bay Washington is one of the most affordable oceanfront locations along the west coast. Birch Bay is located just one hour south of Vancouver British Columbia and 2 hours north of Seattle which makes it an incredibly accessible location for both Canadians and Americans. Birch Bay has been a popular vacation destination for the last 100 years.
In the beginning, Birch Bay was just a group of small humble cabins located along the shoreline. Over time, Birch Bay has grown slowly but steadily. While many of the small cabins still exist today, there are also modern condominiums and timeshares mixed in along the waterfront. The main road in Birch Bay follows along the large public beach, while most of the homes and condos are located on the other side of the road.
One of the main summer time attractions in Birch Bay is the waterslides. The Birch Bay waterslides have recently been updated and are now part of Grand Bay Resort. The Birch Bay waterslides are open from Memorial Day weekend until the end of summer. The admission price for the waterslides is about $16 for the entire day.
If you are looking for fun day with where the admission is free, then you should check out the Birch Bay shoreline. There is typically plenty of parking and the shoreline is a beachcomber’s paradise. The road is extra wide for bicycles, rollerblades, or walkers. One of the unique aspects of Birch Bay is that the tide is unusually shallow and therefore has extreme highs and lows. The Birch Bay shoreline is a great place for people of all ages to enjoy the sandy beach and tide pools of sea life.
Birch Bay Village is gated community located at the north end of Birch Bay. Within this gated community one can purchase true low bank oceanfront properties in the $700k price range. This is an incredible opportunity for an oceanfront vacation home. In addition to reasonably priced oceanfront, Birch Bay Village also has a community club house, swimming pool, tennis courts, 9 hole golf course, private marina, and 24 hour security.
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Ryan Martin ~ REALTOR®
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