Play in the sand at the sand dune along the loop trail. Credit: Nancy Chaney
The bluff and the sandy area
On a sunny day or any day, your kids will love digging in the sand at the big sandy area along the bluff. Bring your shovels, buckets and toys for beach play, though there's no water here — the Sound is way down the hill (more on the beach later). But you won't need it on the bluff: There's great sand and amazing views. Watch ferries and other ship traffic, spot the peaks in the Olympic Mountains or scan the water for signs of orcas.
Find it: The sandy area is along the loop trail. To reach it by the shortest walk, park in the south parking lot, but you can also reach it on a bit longer walk from the east parking lot.