One of the fastest growing areas in Whatcom County, Birch Bay is famous for its large tidal flat of sandy beach that is several square miles in size at low tide, and as the tide comes in over the hot sand it warms the water for great swimming and wading in the summer. It is one of the largest blue heron nesting areas in Washington state with the beautiful Birch Bay State Park and great birding throughout the year. The area is a popular summer tourist destination that’s quickly becoming a “real” town. Attractions and activities include a Sand Castle Contest and Kite Flying Festival in the summer and the well-known Polar Bear Swim that occurs on New Years Day. There is a small golf course in town plus two more championship courses, one in nearby Blaine designed by Arnold Palmer himself.
Blaine, WA is located 35 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia and 110 miles north of Seattle. The city is nestled between the rugged Cascade Range and the beautiful Puget Sound. Blaine is known as the Peace Arch City for its the Peace Arch Monument that was constructed and dedicated here in 1921. The city has a rich history of being a fishing and logging border town. The community is fond of its new high school and award-winning vocational and technology programs.
Whether you are looking for a summer home or a vacation home living year around Birch Bay and Blaine feature beautiful homes and real estate filled with waterfront views. There is vacant land to build custom homes as well as condominium living and homes right on the golf course!