Deception Pass Bridge and Beach Trail

Oak Harbor

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One of the best views of the Puget Sound a day trip from Seattle.

Deception pass is absolutely worth the drive from downtown Seattle, if you’ve got the time. This park includes the pass built from Anacrotes to Whidbey Island, and has got something for everyone. Simply pulling off to the side of the road offers stunning views of the Puget Sound, with Kayaks, and Boats in warm weather. You might even see a Grey or Orca Whale if you’re lucky! If you choose to walk along the road you’ll come to the beginning for the bridge, and a trail leading underneath it. This path runs underneath the bridge with the most popular spot for photos. There is also a kid and pet friendly short 1 mile trail down to the beach, which can get fairly crowded on weekends in nice weather. Be careful once down at the beaches because the currents through Deception pass can be particularly strong, don't forget to bring your Discover parking Pass, and wear appropriate shoes for climbing around Canoe Island. 

Elyn Wolfe
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Fun for all ages in West Seattle on the Puget Sound.
1.3 mile hike, and viewpoint a short drive from Seattle.
Views, and History in the heart of Seattle.


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