Semiahmoo Resort’s Beach Activities Center opens for summer

P1550235A new activity center at Semiahmoo Resort has kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and bicycles for rent at the entrance of Drayton Harbor.

It’s a scenic spot with flat water ideal for people trying out kayaking or paddle boarding for the first time, said beach activities attendant Kindra Bade.

“Drayton Harbor is so calm,” Bade said. “It’s a great place for people who have never done it before.”

For most paddlers, watching seals lounge on the breakwater at Semiahmoo Marina is the highlight of a trip in Drayton Harbor, Bade said, but the location makes every outing scenic.

This is the first year that Semiahmoo Resort has operated the beach activities center, though Pedal and Paddle Adventures of Birch Bay ran a similar business on Semiahmoo spit in past years.

The activity center is open to the public and features dozens of new boards, single and tandem kayaks and bicycles in one of the refurbished old cannery buildings at Semiahmoo.

Resort guests get a one-hour free rental and several package deals at the resort also come with free rentals. The majority of activity center users are resort guests, but it’s getting more popular with the public, Bade said.

The activity center is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday to Sunday.

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