Sandcastle at Birch Bay features one-, two- and three-bedroom condominiums. Amenities include a restaurant, pool, hot tub, and rooftop terrace. Each unit has a balcony with a view of either the bay or Mt. Baker. This resort is perfect for nature lovers who want the easy elegance of upscale lodgings in a quiet, picturesque setting.
Birch Bay is close to Mt. Baker and the San Juan Islands. You can go on a Pacific sailing expedition, fish for flounder, or watch herons glide gracefully over the sweeping tide flats of the bay. Let Sandcastle at Birch Bay make your vacation a natural wonder.
As of May 8, 2014, you will not be able to park your RV, boat, or any other recreational vehicle in the parking lot at Sandcastle at Birch Bay. This is due to a recent change in policy from the Gold Star Association, which owns the resort's parking lot. Recreational vehicles parked at the resort will be towed by the Gold Star Association.
Your recreational vehicle can be stored, for a fee, at Birch Bay Business Park & Storage, located about two miles from the resort.
The Sandcastle offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom condominiums, which can sleep up to six guests. Our rooms feature granite countertops, stainles steel appliances, a comfortable pull-out sofa bed, an outdoor balcony with bay or mountain views, and more than one thousand square feet of living space. The resort itself features a prime location on Birch Bay, with sweeping views of the bay and nearby beaches. Please note individual rooms don't have air conditioning, but the resort's common area does..
Flat-screen TV w/ DVD player
Heated outdoor pool
Washer & dryer
The Pacific Northwest is a lush, cool environment unlike anywhere else in the United States. Hikers and bikers will find themselves quietly separated from the civilized world as they journey deeper and deeper into a misty natural cathedral of towering hemlock trees, stress evaporating away like the dew off the leaf of a Western Sword Fern. Fishermen accustomed to modest battles with largemouth bass on southern lakes will find themselves pleasantly challenged by massive Pacific flounder and tenacious King Salmon. Kayakers can take to the rivers and sea as the native Hulhwaluqs once did, carving gracefully through the water amid the quiet splendor of Washington's verdant foliage.
Skiers can tackle a number of first-rate ski and snowboard areas that often boast record snowfalls. Birch Bay also offers clamming, one of the oldest and most treasured Northwestern pastimes, which involves a stroll down the beach while digging in the sand for various types of clams. For those who enjoy a night on the town, the chic and thriving metropolis of Vancouver, Canada, is less than an hour's drive north.
Additional local amenities include State and county parks, golf, bike riding and kayaking.
Birch Bay and nearby Bellingham have an eclectic mix of restaurants that serve international cuisines, including Chinese, Thai, and Mexican, as well as seafood, pizza, and hamburgers. The area has plenty of cafes you can stop by to get a snack, munch on a sandwich, or sip on a cup of coffee. Bellingham is also home to several wineries, distilleries, and award-winning breweries. Yet your dining options arenít limited to these two cities. There are plenty of places to eat in nearby Blaine and Ferndale, or you could cruise up to Vancouver, which is less than 40 miles away.
Birch Bay is a sleepy, quietly beautiful Pacific Northwestern hamlet located on the Strait of Georgia, about five miles south of the Canadian border. Along with the neighboring town of Blaine, Birch Bay has spent the past century as a fishing town first and a tourist destination second. Recently, however, visitors have been coming to Birch Bay with increasing frequency because of the natural attractions it offers.
This area is part of Puget Sound and has the warmest Pacific waters north of California, which make its bays and inlets an ideal environment for thousands of species of plant and animal life to thrive. During the daytime, temperatures in Birch Bay range from the mid-70s in the summer to the 30s and 40s in the winter. Nighttime on Puget Sound at any time of year will range from chilly to freezing.
Located in Birch Bay, Washington, the Sandcastle is about 20 minutes north of Bellingham, Washington, just 4 miles west of I-5 on exit 270. Take exit #270 and go west towards Birch Bay. Continue until you come to the 3rd stop sign, and turn left onto Harborview Road. Go down the hill and at the stop sign turn left onto Birch Bay Drive. The resort is Ĺ mile away.
Directions from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to the Sandcastle:
1. Take the 1st right onto S 160th St (0.3 mi) 2. Turn left onto International Blvd (0.2 mi) 3. Take the ramp onto WA-518 E (1.1 mi) 4. Take the exit on the left onto I-5 N toward Seattle (116 mi) 5. Take exit 270 toward Lynden/Birch Bay (0.2 mi) 6. Turn left onto Birch Bay-Lynden Rd (4.0 mi) 7. Turn left onto Harborview Rd (0.2 mi) 8. Turn left onto Birch Bay Dr. Destination will be on the left (0.5 mi)
The floor plans displayed are a sample of the unit types and are not to scale. We cannot guarantee specific unit occupancy and we are unable to inform you which specific unit you will occupy until you arrive and check into your room.
1, 2, and 3 bedroom units with varying bed configurations