I love to go beachcombing around Bellingham, WA, or any beaches, for that matter! It makes me feel young again! My family have always found inexpensive ways to be entertained and beachcombing around Bellingham is definitely one of them. My grand daughter loves to comb the beach out at Semiahmoo.
The first time she came up here to Bellingham, I took her and her mother and dad to Semiahmoo while the tide was low.
They ran down the beach to explore and "treasure hunt" and all of a sudden I heard a "screech!"
I just laughed! I knew exactly what happened...
The "mid-westerners" found the clams!
The clams will dig up through the sand and spit water at you and that is what alarmed them! It was too funny! You just really never know what you will find while scavenging the beaches when the tide is low. Things get washed up on shore or floats to the top of the waters and comes to dry land.
Sea puppies, seals, star fish.... you just never know! Perhaps even some long lost treasure!? Or a "message in a bottle"...
It's all exciting to me! It is one of the first things I did up here before I relocated to Bellingham! I was like a kid with candy, but I had a bag of sand dollars and shells!
These pictures are of my son, Zac and his wife, Steph, with Zac's oldest daughter, Sierra. She comes to visit us during the summer's and absolutely loves to go beachcombing. Who wouldn't? Even my husband joins in for the fun!
What about you? Do you like to comb the beaches, too?
I believe beachcombing is becoming more and more popular these days! There's a Canadian family televison show called, "The Beachcombers." The show focuses on the work of beachcombers in the late 20th century in British Columbia whose job is to travel the coastline northwest of Vancouver tracking down logs that have broken away from logging barges, according to Wikipedia.
I haven't seen the show, but it sounds interesting!
To get to Semiahmoo, from the south, take I-5 to exit 270 (Birch Bay/Linden Road). Turn left on Birch Bay/Linden Road, turn right on Harbor View Road, turn left on Lincoln Road. Lincoln Road turns into "Semiahmoo Parkway" which takes you to the beach.
From the north, take exit 276, turn right on Peace Portal Drive. Turn right on Bell Road, turn right on Drayton Harbor Road, bear left on Harbor View Road, turn right on Lincoln Road. Lincoln Road turns into Semiahmoo Parkway which takes you to the beach!
To get to Chuck-A-Nut Drive take exit 250 off of I-5, "Old Fairhaven Parkway". Follow Old Fairhaven Parkway to 12th Street. Turn left onto 12th Street. 12th Street turns into North Chuch-A-Nut Drive (Highway 11 south).
To get to Marine Park take I-5 to exit 250, "Old Fairhaven Parkway" to 12th Street. Turn right onto 12th Street for 3 blocks, turn left on Harris Avenue. Follow Harris Avenue to end of street and turn left off Harris Avenue into Marine Park.
You can check out Bellinghams weather also, to see the tide table to find out if it is high-tide or low-tide! The best time to go beachcombing is when the tide is low.
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