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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  • August 14, 2017
    This is a great little park. It has a long beach loaded with driftwood, great vies of Seattle skyline and Mt. Rainier (assuming the weather allows) and a lot of space to stretch out and play sports or...  more »
  • July 26, 2017
    Words cannot describe the views from the beach, they are amazing. While the beach is the star attraction, there is much more to this park. There is a campground, volleyball, large picnic shelter and c...  more »
  • July 17, 2017
    Driving back from dinner on Bainbridge my wife & I decided to stop by and enjoy the great weather. Definitely worth the stop if you have time to spare! If we had brought chairs we could have spent hou...  more »
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  • June 14, 2017
    This is such a beautiful place. It's great for bike camping, although only half of the sites have a fire pit. The others have those weird bbq stands. I had no trouble getting a spot. The views are gorgeous. The downfall is that it's very popular and can be loud. The biker hiker spots are far from the playground, but people will walk right between you and your tent. I was also wakened in the middle of the night by some late night partiers who pulled up in front of my spot, shined their headlights in my tent and played loud music at about 12:30am. I gave them a piece of my mind and they moved on.
  • June 30, 2017
    The park is well kept and run by Bainbridge Island not Washington State Parks and Rec. Kids love the beach and we were allowed to have a campfire.
  • June 14, 2017
    Very nice place, lots of great places to shop and eat! Walk down to see the boats or just set in the park.
  • March 23, 2017
    Great views of the water and even beach front camping. Well kept sites and clean bathrooms. Make a reservation if you are looking for a weekend spot to camp.
  • May 21, 2017
    Absolutely beautiful! The view from the beach is amazing. Lots of sea life in the water too.

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