Fay Bainbridge Park, Bainbridge Island

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Fay Bainbridge Park is a locally operated, public recreation area situated immediately south of the Point Monroe sandspit on the northeast tip of Bainbridge Island, Washington and is open from dusk to dark. The park comprises of land, including of shoreline on Puget Sound.The park offers beach activities and camping in addition to views of Puget Sound, the Cascade Mountains and two volcanoes: Mount Rainier and Mount Baker.HistoryIn 1944, the state purchased the land for the park for $5,000 from the estate of Temple S. Fay with the stipulation that the Washington State Park System maintain the name Fay. Temple S. Fay was a neurosurgeon who introduced the use of hypothermia in medical and surgical illnesses and who also developed rehabilitation procedures based upon analysis of phylogenetic movements. Fay taught at the University of Washington. His two children honored their father's desire to make the area a park.
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  • We camped here years ago and enjoyed it then, but really appreciated it recently. Nice parking spots for your rig or tent, beautiful grassy areas, nice spots to chill right along the water with views ...  more »
  • Great place to spend a quiet few hours on a sunny day trip to Bainbridge. Beach is a mix of rock and sand, with some free open chairs that you can use to watch the water. Popular for overnight camping...  more »
  • Just wrapped up mother's day 2018 with our first trip to Bainbridge Island. We wanted to go to a scenic area, ideally with a hike, and through searching it appeared as though there were hikes here but...  more »
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  • Loved this park. It was awesome because we went on a really nice and a sunny day. A lot of people came with their dogs. So it was fun watching these pets let their hair down. We even played with a few. It was peaceful, though the beach itself isn't really that clean with the drift wood pulled up and very little room to lay yourself there. In all its a nice place to walk around, if you want to sun bathe, there isn't much room for that
  • Fay Bainbridge is a lovely, driftwood filled beach, playground and campground located adjacent to the sand spit, which is a really fun place to walk, too. I've been going to Fay Bainbridge for 45 years and it's really not changed much in all that time. Oh and there are bald eagle nests, too.
  • Possibly our favorite beach on Bainbridge! Tons of driftwood and the kids love building forts or just playing with forts others left behind. Plenty of marine wildlife to be amazed by and a nice little playground too.
  • Sometimes a bit crowded but at low tide you can ditch the masses and head south for a long walk on a sandy beach...great views of mainland.
  • Excellent well maintained scenic campground. Two toilet blacks one which has a shower. Camp spots further back off the beach have portable toilets. Camp hosts were really lovely and friendly. They were very aware of what was going on in the camp and were quick to speak with campers making too much noise or trying to get away with not paying etc. Fire wood is available directly from the hosts and you can pay via card which was very convenient. Showers take quarters only so be prepared with plenty of those. 50c =3 minutes. This time of year there are blackberries everywhere and my kids have not stopped eating them! Delicious!! The beach is gorgeous with driftwood and pebbles. An ok playground on the beach front too. Could probably do with updating but I've seen worse. This was a great quiet spot to camp with kids. I would definitely recommend camping here.
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