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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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  • Gorgeous beach. Bathrooms in parking lot right by beach. Picnic table and benches looking out over beach. When the tide is low there is plenty of sand and lots of logs for kids (and adults) to climb a...  more »
  • This park has several amenities including campsites, picnic benches and shelters with BBQ's, plan equipment, beach access, bathrooms, most recently a wooden board walk that allows wheelchair uses to g...  more »
  • Since the local Bainbridge Parks district assumed management from State this has seen constant improvement. It is a year-around beach park with adjoining campsites and picnic areas. Camping from small...  more »
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  • I really like this state park. It's one of the very few public shoreline access places on north Bainbridge. There's a good walking beach, and great views toward the east, and the Cascades. There's also a little known camping place for kayakers. If you're interested in ships, all of the marine traffic coming to Seattle and Tacoma pass by here, too.
  • Ssshhhhhh....do not tell anyone how utterly amazing this place is and, if you go, please pitch in and help keep the beach clean while you're combing for shells. oxo
  • Beautiful park. Nice, typical puget sound beach (rocks, not sand), with the unique feature of driftwood logs you climb over and around to get to the beach.
  • Love this park. From seeing marine life (seals and birds), to watching ships go by, to when the eagles are nesting in a tree or two there, you can't go wrong. I have yet to camp here but I think that is going to happen soon as you can camp right on the other side of the drift wood (trees).
  • My mom and I went there with our friend Stefanie and her mom when we came and visited with her a couple of weeks ago. The island is nice and you can see Downtown Seattle, Downtown Everett, and Mount Rainier from the Island. Definitely recommended to see this place when you are in Bainbridge Island/Poulsbo.