Birch Bay named top West Coast destination

By Oliver Lazenby

The secret is out – Birch Bay ranks highly with the popular travel and vacation website

The website recently put Birch Bay at no. 2 on its list of affordable West Coast summer vacation destinations.

The beachside community also made TripAdvisor’s list of most affordable winter destinations last January.

The summer list, which came out in June, ranks vacation destinations based on the average cost of a weeklong stay in a two-bedroom rental between May and September.

A week in Birch Bay averages $940, according to the list. The site praises Birch Bay for its “scenic trails, excellent bird watching … views of the Cascades and Gulf Islands, plus some of the best clamming and crabbing in the state.”

Big Bear Lake, California, topped the list with an average weekly price of $938. Birch Bay was the only Washington state location in the top 10.

Most of the destinations are in mountain towns in the Sierras and Cascades, and beach towns in Washington and Oregon.

To see the full list of vacation destinations, visit  the following:

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