Like most parks around the country, Picnic Point Park, located in Snohomish County, WA was closed for several months due to COVID-19. However, it is open now and we enjoyed a long walk there last weekend. Situated on the shores of Puget Sound with a nice view of Whidbey Island, there is much to do and see here. Last weekend it was filled with beachcombers, picnickers, families and bird watchers. This majestic eagle wasn’t too concerned about the people hanging around snapping photos.
We saw other birds as well.
One of the main attractions of the park is Shipwreck Beach. The ships here were not wrecked, but rather were brought from Seattle many years ago to be salvaged. The largest of the ships is the Pacific Queen, which was built to be used in WWII, but was not completed before the end of the war. The Mukilteo Historical Society has some interesting information about the property, the original owners, and the ships.
Low tide is the best time to see the ships. It is about a one mile walk along the beach from the park entrance to get close to the site. The ships are located on private property, so please be respectful of the owners and don’t get too close, and absolutely do not venture past the “no trespassing” signs.
The beach has other attractions and is a lovely place to take a walk.
This is a popular park and the small parking lot fills up quickly on weekends and nice days, so be sure to arrive early. And even though the park is open, be sure to observe physical distancing recommendations.
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