Foulweather Bluff

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Nestled in Hansville in the North part of North Kitsap is a quiet and protected beach area.

I first “discovered” Foulweather Bluff what seems like a lifetime ago with my daughter’s preschool group.

It’s a favorite place to go with kids because of the short, easy hike combined with the fun of looking in tidepools at low tide. But it’s also a favorite area for birdwatching — I’ve frequently seen hawks and bald eagles during visits (but never when I have brought my long camera lens, of course). And it offers a quiet spot to take a quick get away from it all.

On second thought, DON’T go there. The times I have gone during the pandemic have been lovely, socially isolated respites. I want it all to myself!

Bring your kids, but don’t bring your dogs. These 3800 feet of beach, along with additional forest and marsh areas are a protected nature sanctuary managed by the Nature Conservancy. So it’s not open for camping, beach fires, and the like.

Where is the Foulweather Bluff Trailhead?

The trailhead for Foulweather Bluff is not well-marked from the road. You’ll find a sign for it off the road. You’ll know you’re there when you see a pullout for cars on the side of the road.

I’ve included a map of the trailhead location as well as a route map on a separate page.

Below are a few photos I took on my most recent hike there on March 17, 2021.

Have you been there? Feel free to leave a comment or add a photo of your own in the comment section.

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After raising kids and quitting my Occupational Therapy career, I struggled with "what do I REALLY want to do now?" This is a question that required some self-exploration because I had always said I wanted to write. I tried pursuing a bunch of things, including writing, but am finding that what I enjoy doing most is being outdoors, photography (particularly birds and animals), riding bikes and, occasionally, crafting. I also study French (in a leisurely way) and strum a guitar for comfort.The only writing I'm doing currently is on this blog and for personal reasons. I tried running other blogs but found I was not motivated to write about WordPress, or crafting...but I enjoy doing this thing so I'm back at it.I maintain, and am planning on continuing to maintain, an Etsy shop but I plan to pursue photography more actively going forward.I looked forward to traveling more in my semi-retirement, and plan to continue, though most of my adventures going forward will be more of a local and lower-cost nature.

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