Semiahmoo Spit is best known for being home to some of the most popular beaches in the region. The Drayton Harbor side is made up of pebble and cobble, low energy beaches with stunning views of Mt. Baker, the Twin Sisters, and other snowcapped mountains. The Semiahmoo Bay side consists of a sandier, higher energy beach with extensive tide flats at low tides, and fantastic views of the Canadian Rockies, White Rock B.C. and the Gulf and San Juan Islands.
Both beaches have a wide array of wildlife, and an extensive variety of birds. A very popular activity among visitors is to explore the ocean floor during low tide and collect sand dollars. At the end of Semiahmoo Spit you’ll find a small sandy beach, great for swimming and a favorite of many locals, near the Historic Plover Passenger Ferry Dock. Parking is available at Semiahmoo County Park and near Semiahmoo Resort.
This large waterfront park is a prime destination for bird watching. The area attracts thousands of water fowl and other birds each year, and the humans that enjoy watching them. The park has water-side shelters for bird watching and picnicking, and Marine Park is a key venue for the City’s annual “Wings over Water” festival. There are trails for walking and benches for sitting and enjoying the views across Boundary Bay and Semiahmoo Bay to Pt. Roberts, White Rock, Semiahmoo and the San Juan Islands. Combined with a walk to the Jorgensen Pier and Marina the area offers a 2-mile waterfront stroll.