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Deception Pass State Park - West Beach Sand Dunes

Puget Sound and Islands > Whidbey Island
48.4002, -122.6646 Map & Directions
Length
0.8 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
31 feet
Highest Point
32 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Easy
Sand dunes along West Beach. Photo by Eric Jain.
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Coast

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

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A stroll along the sand dunes of Deception State Park's West Beach offers a glimpse into this important geologic feature. The way is easy and interpretive signs provide information about the interesting seaside vegetation unique to this area. Continue reading

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Hiking Deception Pass State Park - West Beach Sand Dunes

A stroll along the sand dunes of Deception State Park's West Beach offers a glimpse into this important geologic feature. The way is easy and interpretive signs provide information about the seaside vegetation unique to this area.

Hikers can enjoy views along the Strait of Juan de Fuca and appreciate how the dunes protect nearby Cranberry Lake from the sand. The far end of the trail goes through a wind-blown forest with lichen-covered trees.

Deception Pass State Park - West Beach Sand Dunes

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.4002, -122.6646 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Discover Pass

WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

From I-5, take Exit 230 and follow it west on Highway 20 for 12 miles. Cross the bridge to Fidalgo Island and follow signs for Whidbey Island. Cross over the Deception Pass bridge and into Deception Pass State Park. Signs will take you to the West Beach parking lot. The trail begins at the south end of the lot.

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Trailhead

Puget Sound and Islands > Whidbey Island

Washington State Parks

Guidebooks & Maps

Deception Pass Park Foundation Official Park Map: https://bit.ly/2FibgVt

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Deception Pass State Park - West Beach Sand Dunes

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