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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  • With shelters, beach, views, camping areas, this is hard to beat. I love watching summer thunderstorms from here, illuminating the Cascade mountains  more »
  • My husband and I enjoy walking and relaxing on this beach. It is a beautiful location looking across Elliot Bay to the Seattle Waterfront. There is a large grassy area to play with children that is ad...  more »
  • We were staying close by so we popped in to find a couple of geocaches and stroll along the beach. Nice spot to camp or have a picnic.  more »
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  • 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.
  • From Seattle it is a nice ferry ride. Quite, secluded place, at one corner of the Bainbridge island. Nice views all over. Come here when the weather is a little warm.
  • Fay Bainbridge is my favorite beach. During the week, and especially on overcast days, you will be the only one out there. Peaceful, serene, the waves are always crashing. You will not be disappointed. Especially with the view of Mt.Rainier.
  • This is a really nice park in a very quiet area of the island, looking across to the suburbs north of Seattle. The sea gets quite deep quite quickly, off a shore of driftwood logs and sand that form a bit of an obstacle course, but a welcome barrier, between the beach and the parking lot. There are picnic shelters for rent (bi parks dot org) as well as a stone-built shelter with fire place; play structures for kids, and spots for camper vans.
  • Love this place. Serene like no other. Even better than I remember from 30 years ago

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