Fay Bainbridge State Park

Step onto the 1,420 foot stretch of sandy beach and cast your gaze across the Puget Sound looking for whales while taking in the view of the Cascades, Mt. Rainier and Mt. Baker.  Make sure to check out Old Man House which is located nearby on the site of the home of Chief Seattle.

Where the Whales Are

Resident orcas are most often seen here in the winter months.

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The Whale Trail

Address / Contact

15446 Sunrise Drive

Bainbridge Island, WA   98110

(206) 842-3931

Hours

Summer: 8 a.m. to dusk.

Winter: 8 a.m. to dusk.

Park Information

Amenities

  • camping
  • restrooms
  • trails
  • picnic-area

Marine Mammals Commonly Seen Here

Marine Mammals Occasionally Seen Here

Marine Mammals Rarely Seen Here

Travel Tips

Located on the northeast side of Bainbridge Island on Puget Sound in Kitsap County.

From Poulsbo:Take Hwy. 305 toward Bainbridge Island. Cross the Agate Pass Bridge. After three miles, come to stoplight and big brown sign with directions to park. Turn left at traffic light onto Day Rd. NE. Travel approximately two miles to a T-intersection. Turn left onto Sunrise Drive NE, and continue to park entrance, about two miles away.

From the Seattle-Bainbridge Island Ferry:Continue straight off the ferry onto Hwy. 305. Continue out of town approximately five miles to traffic light and big brown sign with directions to park. Here, turn right onto Day Rd. NE. Travel approximately two miles to a T-intersection. Turn left onto Sunrise Drive NE, and continue to park entrance, approximately two miles away.

The Whale Trail is a nonprofit organization in partnership with
Partners NOAA Seattle Aquarium People for Puget Sound Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife The Whale Museum National Marine Sanctuaries