Located up in the Northwest corner of Washington State in Whatcom County and is part of the City of Blaine. It is also commonly referred to as the community near and around this body of water, but is actually not its own town. Birch Bay is approximately 100 miles north of Seattle, with Bellingham between and 35 miles south of Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Birch Bay is a headland bay created by the refraction of incoming waves on the headlands that lie on either side of the bay. The headland to the north is Birch Point, and the one to the south is Point Whitehorn. The waves bend as they enter the bay and lose energy in the process. The result is a half-moon-shaped bay with a gentle sloping beach. The beach has been modified in past years by the implementation of groins and riprap. Terrell Creek runs parallel along a section of the beach, eventually flowing into the bay.
The Real Estate in this area includes condomimiums, time-shares, single family homes, manufactured homes and cabins. The residents range from retirees to families. The Tourist vacationing in the area tend to either own 2nd homes, timeshares or stay in either a hotel/condo or cabins. There is also a State Park with camping or private campgrounds.
There are also a number of wonderful places to eat. Birch Bay has been known for years as a place to clam and crab. Since Birch Bay has some of the warmest water on the Pacific Coast, Birch Bay is a favorite place to swim in the ocean. The Polar Dip held on January 1st is a popular annual event as well as the Sandcastle Competition in July.
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