Birch Bay Leisure Park is far enough off the beaten path allowing you the solitude you deserve, yet close enough for you to enjoy the things you want. There are many activities and places to go all just a short drive away. Best of all, it's great to come back to the peacefulness of the bay! The following is a list of what's nearby.
Driving Miles from Birch Bay:
Seattle: 121 miles, less than a 2-hour drive
Everett: 91 miles
Vancouver, B.C.: 35 miles
Blaine: 7 miles from the Canada/US Border
Bellingham: 25 miles, a 25 minute drive
Birch Bay Square - Shooping Outlet I-5 Exit 270 - The Market at Birch Bay and more.
Blaine International Shopping Center - I-5 Exit 267 - Cost Cutter Grocery Store, Rite Aid, Ace Hardware,Everyday Fitness, and more.
Bellis Fair Mall - I-5 Exit 258 - Department stores; JCPenney, Sports Authority, Kohl's, Target, Macy's, Lane Byrant, Torrid, Old Navy, Forever 21, Sam Goody, Big 5 Sporting Goods and many, many more! Also Bellis Fair Cinemas; a 6 screen movie theater, for showtimes call (360) 676-9990.
Cordata Shopping Center - I-5 Exit 258, Guide Meridian -
An array of shops and eateries as well as Furniture Warehouse.
C-Shop - Birch Bay - (seasonal) Homemade candy, pizza, bakery items. A Birch Bay favorite!
Bay Center Market - Local grocery store in Birch Bay proper.
Lynden - This "Dutch" town is a favorite for a touch of Holland and quaint village shops. For more places to shop, go to: http://www.bellingham.org/activities/shopping/
Mount Baker Ski Area - one-hour away
Whistler Resort - 3-hours north in British Columbia
Grouse Mountain - Great skiing only 1+ hour north in British Columbia
Cypress Bowl- Skiing just 1+ hour north in British Columbia
Seymore Mountain - Ski Resort just 1+ hour north in British Columbia
Jim's Salmon Charter - departs from Blaine Harbor (360) 332-6724
MV Plover - (seasonal) Ferry rides along the Blaine waterfront to Semiahmoo Resort
Birch Bay Water Slides - (seasonal) A family favorite. Enjoy the "Black Hole", a 60" hydrocliff, River Raft and Giant Water Slides.
Video Impact - Birch Bay - Rent the latest videos and DVD's
Miniature World Mini-Golf & Go-Carts - Birch Bay
Whisper on the Bay - Day Spa in Birch Bay Sandcastle Resort
Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club - 18 hole, Arnold Palmer designed course
Loomis Country Club - Custer - 18 hole.
Grandview Golf Course - Custer
Riverside Golf Course - Ferndale
Dakota Golf Course - Custer
Rodaro Golf Range - Birch Bay
Miniature World Mini-Golf - Birch Bay
There are plenty of dining facilities to meet all tastes and pocketbooks. Below are restaurants in the Birch Bay and Blaine area. To view and see what's happiening at restaurants in the Whatcom County visit, Taste of Whatcom Restaurant Guide.
Birch Bay: CJ's Restaurant, Via Birch Bay, Birch Bay Teriyaki Bar, Shore's Restaurant, Tradewinds Cafe, La Cantina, The Eagle's Roost, Birch Bay Café, Vonna's Purple Fin, and Birch Bay Pizza. Open from May to September is the famous Birch Bay icon, The C Shop.
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Blaine: Pizza Factory, Paso del Norte Family Mexican Restaurant, Chada Thai, Jack Neimann's Black Forest Steakhouse, Nicki's Dinner, Seaside Bakery Cafe, Peach Arch City Cafe, Tony's Just A Bite, The Hot Spot, and Big Al's Diner. Resort Semiahmoo offers Stars, a four-star restaurant; Packers, great for casual dining offering lunch and dinner and Pierside, casual dining for dinner and Sunday Brunch. Loomis Trail Golf Club and Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club also offers fabulous dining that is open to the public. <View Blaine Restaurants here.>
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Mount Baker Theatre - Bellingham -
Bellingham Theatre Guild - Bellingham
Bellis Fair Cinemas - Bellingham - 6 threatre
Regal Barkley Village 16 IMAX & RPX - Bellingham
Pickford Cinema (foreign & independent films) - Bellingham
Criterion White Rock - White Rock, B.C.
Rialto Twin - White Rock, B.C.
For other on-going activities happening on the bay, go to the Birch Bay Chamber's web site at www.birchbaychamber.com for up to date information.