During the spring and summer months, the lowest tides occur in the daytime. Bainbridge Beach Naturalists are holding the following beach explorations to which the public is invited.
CANCELED due to Corona Virus!! May 9, Saturday, from noon to 1:30 pm. This exploration will be held at the Rockaway Park Beach. Parking is very limited at this site, and it is important that cars are parked at an angle to the fence, rather than parallel to it, in order to accommodate the most vehicles.
CANCELED due to Corona Virus!! June 6, Saturday, from 11:00 am to 12:30 noon. Join us at the Bainbridge Island Ferry Terminal beach. Parking is in Winslow, along Bjune or Brien Drive, with access via the footbridge across the ravine. Cross Harborview Drive and follow the beach access path alongside the condos. Joint event with IslandWood.
CANCELED due to Corona Virus!! July 5, Sunday, from 10:30 am to noon. Point White Pier beach is the site of our last exploration of the summer. There is a small parking lot across the road from the pier; please try to maximize the parking by tucking in closely to the neighboring cars.
Your guides for these explorations are trained beach naturalists, eager to help you learn about the amazing creatures in our nearshore habitat. Boots suitable for wading are recommended, so you can get into the shallow water. It can be cooler near the water than inland, so a removable warm layer is always a good idea.
What to expect when you join us on the beach:
- Look for the naturalists wearing neon green vests.
- Wear shoes or boots that can get wet. You will be walking in the shallow water along the shore for much of the time. Tall rubber boots are the footwear of choice.
- The beach can be much colder than the rest of the island, so wear layers that you can add as necessary.
- Kids are great explorers; dogs should not be brought to these events.
- You might want the added stability of a hiking stick as the rocks can be very slippery when wet and covered with seaweed; one beach access involves a scramble over the rocks.
- Fall and winter night explorations require a strong flashlight.