What to do and see in Blaine, United States: The Best Places and Tips

August 2, 2017 Elouise Mccaul

Blaine is a city in Whatcom County, Washington, United States. The city's northern boundary is the Canada–US border. Blaine is the shared home of the Peace Arch international monument. The population was 4,684 at the 2010 census. Since Blaine is located right on the border with Canada, it is the northernmost city on Interstate 5, while the southernmost city is San Ysidro, California.
Restaurants in Blaine

1. Peace Arch State Park

19 A St, Blaine, WA 98230 +1 360-332-8221
Excellent
53%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 184 reviews

Peace Arch State Park

The park is open daily 8am to dusk. Visiting the park and its amenities is FREE. However there is a $10 per day parking fee to use the state park parking area. Walking tour, gardens, interpretive displays, bird watching, playground. Pets are welcome on leash. Annual sculpture exhibition May 1st, to October 1st. Annual sundae afternoon concert series in August.

Reviewed By Anna_K_Amendolare - Odenton, MD

The park is the last exit before you hit customs at the US/Canadian border. You don't have to stop, but why not? It's a lovely place to get out, stretch your legs, and enjoy the beautiful landscapes and gardens. Also, plenty of bathrooms - never...MoreThanks Anna! What a great idea everyone! Put a little Peace and Love in your Heart!

2. Birch Bay State Park

Birch Bay, WA
Excellent
47%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
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4.5 based on 84 reviews

Birch Bay State Park

Reviewed By jennygirl05 - Carthage, Texas

This has been one of our favorite camp grounds to stay at. The restrooms were very clean and the sites are set up nicely. We enjoyed taking advantage of the well maintained walking trail. It also has a grocery store and laundry facility near the main entrance and great beach access with restrooms. We avoid high peak times because is can get ridiculously crowded, but other than that we enjoy it very much.

3. Paddle & Pedal Adventures

7848 Birch Bay Dr, Birch Bay, WA 98230-9656
Excellent
43%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
16%
Terrible
25%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 12 reviews

Paddle & Pedal Adventures

Reviewed By David J - Birch Bay, Washington

Came by to rent a kayak about mid-day, and they were closed on a day that they are listed as open. Sign on the door said that they had gone to Semiahmoo to go kayaking, and it concluded with "Join Us!". This is the only kayak rental shop that I could find in the area. Didn't think that one through, it seems.

4. Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club

8720 Semiahmoo Pkwy, Blaine, WA 98230-5714 +1 360-371-7015
Excellent
79%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 108 reviews

Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club

Designed by Arnold Palmer, Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club is Washington state's #7 public course as rated by Golfweek, 2012. The tree-lined masterpiece boasts five holes where water is in play and 67 strategically placed bunkers. The fairways are rolling and generous, with fast and challenging greens. This course allows golfers to enjoy nature at its best.

Reviewed By Ian C - Belfast, United Kingdom

This venue has a real quality country club atmosphere. We were here just for the golf however and so we didn't sample any of the other amenities.
The course is excellent (being an Arnold Palmer signature course, it should be!), and it's an easier play than its sister course at Loomis Trail GC. What you see in front of you is what you get, no hidden sneaky surprises, and relatively little water hazards, and not much rough. A parkland course through a forested tree lined private home development.
The course was in excellent condition, good fairway grass easy to play off and the greens were quite fast with significant contours. Well worth a visit.

5. Semiahmoo Park

9261 Semiahmoo Parkway, Blaine, WA 98230 +1 360-318-2000
Excellent
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Good
31%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 41 reviews

Semiahmoo Park

Reviewed By tlawish - Edmonds, Washington

We enjoyed a walk along the beach here and spent some time just sitting on a bench and enjoying the view of the water and mountains beyond. The beach is rocky (like most Washington beaches), so no barefoot action, but it is serene and less crowded than some of the other beach areas.

6. Blaine Marine Park

272 Marine Dr, Blaine, WA 98230-4001
Excellent
66%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
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Poor
4%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 23 reviews

Blaine Marine Park

Reviewed By brifd1 - Everett, Washington

This is an open, not woodsy, park that is situated between a road that goes out to their marina and other associated buildings. Across the street is apparently where a boat does - or did - make a harbor tour, though on my quick view, I didn't see a sign for this. I did see a modest marina with a passel of boats along with a flock of seagulls atop a structure.

There are a couple of unique play structures and a bench where one can look out to sea, with Canada just across the water. There were plenty of straight-in parking spots the late afternoon I was there, just after 5 p.m. on a Thursday. I brought my cachet of oysters from the Drayton Harbor Oyster Company to enjoy them in my car with a nice, serene view, as the bench was taken!

In summary, a modest park suitable for a relatively short recess from the busy-ness of today's world.

7. Birch Bay Waterslides

4874 Birch Bay Lynden Rd, Blaine, WA 98230-9636 +1 360-371-7500
Excellent
33%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
30%
Poor
3%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 63 reviews

Birch Bay Waterslides

Reviewed By DHigham - Benton City, Washington

I was very surprised this place. It's not very impressive from the outside. However, there are a of variety of water slides. Fun family times - not cheap for a big family though.

It can be very crowded on a warm weekend. And, if it is a cool cloudy weekday, you may find it closed. Coolers OK. Food is available to purchase.

Warning, even though temps may be mild-sunscreen is a must. Don't ruin a vacation with nasty sunburn.

8. Historic Plover Ferry

235 Marine Dr, Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II, Blaine Harbor, Blaine, WA 98230-4001 +1 360-332-5742
Excellent
75%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
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5 based on 12 reviews

Historic Plover Ferry

Reviewed By DetectiveMuffin - Issaquah, Washington

We did this ride with our 2 year old and he loved it. Totally made his day. The wait can be long at both the sides depending on how many people are boarding. When we reached Blaine, it felt like a dead town with no one living there. This was a weekend.

There is no fee for this ferry but they do encourage tips. Check out their times and queue up for the ride.

9. Loomis Trail Golf Club

4342 Loomis Trail Rd, Blaine, WA 98230-9787 +1 360-332-1725
Excellent
78%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 17 reviews

Loomis Trail Golf Club

Loomis Trail Golf Course was designed by Graham Cooke and rated the #5 public golf course in Washington state by Golfweek, 2012. Designed for its Northwest location, Loomis Trail is outstanding for year-round play. It boasts both scenic beauty and unsurpassed, consistently smooth, fast and true greens. An extensive canal and lake system brings water into play on all 18 holes.

Reviewed By cghall74 - Houston, Texas

We played for the first time on a sunny winter day and were pleasantly surprised. The course was in great condition, especially the greens. The course is challenging with a lot of holes where a precise drive is critical to success but it is not overly difficult if you play it safe and could be enjoyed by players of all ages. Not a lot of big driving holes for the longer hitters but a lot of fairway wood tee shots that need accurate placement to set up the hole. The greens were in great shape and very receptive to accurate approaches. They had some guile to them which rewarded good reads but punished laziness.

We will be back!

10. Dakota Creek Winery

3575 Haynie Rd Blaine, WA 98230, Blaine, WA 98230-9741
Excellent
84%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 12 reviews

Dakota Creek Winery

Reviewed By Boyshe - Blaine, Washington

Ken and Jill are great owners. And their dog, Zoe, happily greets all. Ken and Jill are very knowledgable about their wines and will pour you samples for you to taste. They also sell cheese plates, which are great. They have a great outdoor area if the weather is nice. They have special events around the Holidays, featuring chocolate and other delectables.

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