Birch Bay History
First inhabited by the Semiahmoo Indians, Birch Bay was discovered and named by English Captain George Vancouver in 1792 because of the abundance of black birch trees along the coast. Later in the 1850's, Birch Bay became a logging center.
Birch Bay is nestled just 7 miles from the Canadian border, is best known as a waterfront resort community and is particularly popular with summer vacationers. Activities abound from golfing, biking, hiking, shopping and restaurants for every taste and budget. Birch Bay has miles of wonderful beach. Low tides, boasts one of the largest tide flats in the Pacific Northwest, and extends almost a mile offshore exposing sandbars and tidal pools, making water-related activities such as clamming, swimming in the summer, crabbing, sunning, building sand sculptures and leisurely strolling the bay, campfire's on the beach, all a nature's wonder.
Flooding Feb, 2016
1st annual "Breakfast With Santa"
It was a great success, everyone had a wonderful time.
December 5th 2015
Photos of Birch Bay Leisure Park from the 1970's
There is a time of year for everyone at Birch Bay. Enjoy scenic trips to Mount Baker, Lynden, Vancouver, British Columbia, Buchart Gardens on Vancouver Island, Chuckanut Drive in Bellingham, or take a charter cruise through the San Juans from either, Bellingham Cruise Terminal or Blaine Marina in Blaine.