This is absolutely one of my favorite places to hike and paddle. The winds are typically calm in this area, the bay is a somewhat protected area making it a haven for paddlers in the summer. Don’t want to bring your own gear? Checkout https://www.anacorteskayaktours.com/kayaking-day-trips/family-trips/ that rent kayaks at Bowman Bay.
Checkout my video on Bowman Bay NMmATjQFyIhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NMmATjQFyI
Although not technically on Whidbey, Bowman Bay is a large part of our island’s local culture. This bay, which is located on the Fidalgo Island side of Deception Pass, has a rich history spanning back to the late 1800s. Originally a settlement to a large Samish village, the bay has since served several purposes including a military reserve and salmon hatchery. Download the CCC Scavenger Hunt for a fun way to learn some history! Between the charming old hatchery building, long dock stretching into the bay, boat launch, picnic shelters, playground, and scenic surrounding trails that provide unique views of the bridge itself, this park is one you do not want to miss!
Learn more about Bowman Bay here.
Check out the rest of Whidbey’s beautiful destinations from this series here.