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Quiet beautiful beach

Lovely beach with a board walk to the ocean. A couple hundred feet from the parking lot are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
traveling_with_kathy
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Lake Stevens, Washington
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take a bike ride to the beach

this was nice. we hired bikes from st peter’s bay and rode out. lovely day out. you have to walk... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2023
Hopecat
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Bay of Islands, New Zealand
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

We stopped at Greenwich National Park for what we thought was going to be a simple hike to see some sand dunes (it had been recommended). We were blown away by what we found!

We took the Greenwich dunes trail, which starts out through a small wooded area, and then through some meadows before heading back into the woods. But then... it opens on to a marsh and lake, and goes over a ~1 km floating trail to the sand dunes. The floating bridge over the lake is an amazing engineering feat. The hike onto and over the dunes is built with protecting nature in mind, and the beach you discover on the opposite side has some of the finest sand my toes have ever experienced.

A small overlook is proved on top of one of the dunes that allows a view of the entire bowl-shaped area of the dunes.

This one is definitely worth the visit and the hike!

(only drawback was that the interpretive center was closed)

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We arrived just after the interprete center closed but we really wanted to hike the dunes trail over the floating walkway, so that is what we did. The trails are beautiful and the floating walkway so unique. The place is a photographers dream spot on a calm day during the sunset. Lots of reflections and contrast. The beach is also amazing and the sand similar to Basin Head Provincial Park (white with high silica content). I would recommend that you come on a calm warm evening and catch the end of the day. Bring a camera.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

The Interpretive Center is interesting and the staff are very friendly. But the highlight is definitely the floating boardwalk to the sand dunes. The first part of the passes by some beautiful stands of wildflowers then winds through a forest for a short time. The floating boardwalk is amazing and allows you to see the area from such a unique perspective. You end up on the sand dunes and if you talk a left and go up the dune, you'll find two red chairs offering a panoramic viewpoint of the dunes and boardwalk. The whole walk is pretty easy and flat (with some small stairs to go up the first dune to access the beach) and takes about 1.5 hours with some stopping for pictures. Be sure to bring water as it was quite warm when we went in August and there is nowhere to sit along the way.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

The Park has 3 distinct trails and I would recommend to do all of them and not just focusing on the dunes.
The Havre Saint-Pierre is a small loop that would take to you to the shore of the St Peters Bay where you could see some mussels farm and maybe some harvesting in action.
The next trail is the Tlaqatik, that will also take you close to the St Peter's Bay and also through lovely meadows. By the water we spotted many Great Blue Heron, some Pipin plover, some semi-palmated plover and one Black-bellied sandpiper. We did not have company at all on this trail.
The Dunes Trail was a little more busy. The view of the dunes is breathtaking and many users already reviewed it. At the end of the trail there is a steep climb to get over the dune and access the beach. Not for everyone. From the beach you can access a look-out that gives you a gorgeous view of the dunes.
Allow 2-3 hours to do all 3 trails.
The interpretation center can be skipped. It has some nice exhibit but the all tour takes only a few minutes and the kids running the place are nice and friendly but not too knowledgeable.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Free, gorgeous scenery and a beautiful walk.

Take the floating boardwalk path through the dunes and behold the amazing scenery. 2 km gets you to the soft white Sandy beach that leads to the mouth of St. Peter's Bay.

Quiet, secluded and serene, everything you would want in a beach, even saw a skinny dipper off in the distance.

Date of experience: August 2017
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