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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  • Awesome park on Lake Washington. Excellent lake view and a small pier for boats. There are many bees in this park so if you want to eat out here please be cautious of bees.
  • Beautiful campground. We were in site #26, which is great. We had a mini-camper and a tent on the site, plus our 4runner. It all fit well. Very close to the driftwood beach. No privacy at sites, but no one hangs out at the sites....they are at the beach or in town, or in Seattle. We used site as base to go into Seattle. The ferry is close and puts you right in next to the pike place market. Campground has volleyball and horseshoes...lots of fun. Highly recommended place if Seattle is in your plans.
  • I've been taking my kids here since they were young, and now...my grandchildren. Beautiful beach which looks across to Seattle. Such a gorgeous spot!
  • Cool place to drop by. Great walking and views. Has random lounge seats on the beach which is kinda convenient. Close by a RV/tent campground so that's a bit strange but otherwise I guess ok.
  • 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
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