Zuanich Point Park

Address

Squalicum Harbor Rd.
Bellingham , WA 98225

Hours

Every day Dawn - Dusk

Review

Zuanich Point is the site of the Fisherman's Monument in Bellingham. Enter the park by turning up Coho Way, past 'Lucci's Bayshore Pizzeria' and the Squalicum Mall, thread through the fisherman's storage and park your car next to a green park with the most fantastic views; Eldridge area homes, all of downtown Bellingham, the hills that surround town, Fairhaven, and down the San Juan Islands toward Seattle.

Bring a jacket, for there is always a stiff breeze. In the summer months it is a warm wind. There are benches placed along the park so you can sit and enjoy the sights, accompanied by the sounds of Bellingham's waterfront and a host of seabirds.

Eugene Fairbanks did the plaques that surround the fisherman's monument in 1998. With sea spray in your hair, you can read the words ''Home Port' A safe Haven. Honor the courageous Native American fishers during past centuries. They have provided for their people. Let the sea yield its' bounty. Navigating by sight, instrument and satellite seeking distant venture.' The monument was just dedicated in 1999. It is an impressive sight.

To your right, there are a sea of fishing boat masts, your left all the yachts, ahead is the sea; with dolphins, buoys and the islands. The sea smell is everywhere and an impressive place to bring a visitor to this area. On the way out you pass a large anchor with a wooden monument, 'To all the Fishermen of Whatcom County who have gone to sea, never to return.' It is the best view in town, with lots of places to sit down and think about it all.
Written By: Shelagh Considine
On: 3/3/1999

Directions

Drive down Roeder Way from Downtown along the Marina until you come to Coho Way, turn left. Drive to the end of the street and go left again. This will put you on Squalicum Harbor Way, follow it for two blocks and the park is on your right.

Features

Kid Friendly | Bathrooms | Wheelchair Accessible

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