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South Bay Trail

E. Laurel St., Boulevard Park, Bellingham, WA
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A classic and varied coastal trail

This trail parallels the RR track from Fairhaven to Bellingham. Part of it runs along a lengthy... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
gordon b
Santa Barbara, California
Almost ridiculously lovely

This beautiful and well-maintained trail provides a lovely path from Fairhaven to Downtown... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
Seattle, Washington
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E. Laurel St., Boulevard Park, Bellingham, WA
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

This trail parallels the RR track from Fairhaven to Bellingham. Part of it runs along a lengthy dock. There is a great coffee shop on the trail. Great views of the Bay, Lummi Island, and Mt. Constitution. Continue on the urban trail at the south...More

Thank gordon b
Reviewed 25 June 2017

This beautiful and well-maintained trail provides a lovely path from Fairhaven to Downtown Bellingham, with a gorgeous little interlude at Boulevard Park along the way. So, so lovely.

Thank Seayah
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Water & sunset views and a wide path to walk or jog. The path is clean and the area is well maintained.

Thank J N
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Great park. Sunsets are amazing. It's always busy but never crowded. An easy walk to many many good restaurants.

Thank Benny C
Reviewed 3 December 2016

We walked the southern end of this shoreline path from Fairhaven northward. There is a section on an elevated boardwalk but most of the trail is on paved or well groomed gravel paths. At points there is access to small beach areas, and it connects...More

Thank GoAlong2
Reviewed 1 October 2016

If you want to get a sense of how Bellingham grew as a city this is a great trail to follow. The local museum has provided signage along the way to help you with the history. If history isn't your thing then just luxuriate in...More

Thank W0rthingWanderer
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

A leisurely walk with beautiful views. The path is well maintained and there are posts with historical information along the way (I didn't actually read them though).

Thank Jasmine J
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I use a mobility scooter and the walk (roll) was easy and enjoyable. The trail includes a park with bathrooms and coffee shop. Along the route were blackberry bushes with ripe fruit.

Thank FlaHockeyFan
Reviewed 15 July 2016

..which is on the water just between Fairhaven and Bellingham. At the park, get on the trail and take a right to go to Bellingham, a left to Fairhaven. A lovely walk on the boardwalk, either way.

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 21 June 2016

What a beautiful trail. I loved how part of the trail was out over the water. I enjoyed the forrest path with views of the bay. Even ran into three juvenile deer on the trail! I spent about two hours sitting on the boardwalk just...More

Thank AndreaRae13
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