Visit Bellingham's Squalicum Harbor

Bellingham, Washington, is the northernmost city of the contiguous United States. Located on Bellingham Bay in the northwestern corner of Washington State, Bellingham offers beautiful water and mountain views and lovely historical homes and buildings. It is close to both Seattle-Tacoma and Vancouver. 


What’s interesting about this region (and a great reason to visit Squalicum Harbor) is the area has several food producers, which sprawl across an impressive 100,000 acres of rich farmland, qualifying it as an agricultural hub. They produce more than 60 percent of the nation’s red raspberries, and the dairy farms are some of the most productive in the State. This also means that many restaurants source local produce, meats, and dairy to provide savory dining experiences, and the seasonal farmer’s markets are a great way to re-stock your galley. 

With many more attractions, a trip to Bellingham and Squalicum Harbor is worth it. Located in the Harbor are a few fantastic restaurants. 

  • Lombardi’s in Bellingham
  • Nicki’s Bella Marina
  • Web Locker Restaurant 
  • Lighthouse Bar & Grill
  • The Loft Restaurant
  • Kuru Kuru Sushi
  • Anthony’s Hearthfire Grill
  • Anthony’s at Squalicum Harbor
One of our favorites is Nicki’s; it sits next to the Yacht club to overlook the nice boats. The 2nd choice is The Loft. It has outdoor seating with big glass windows that overlook the Marina.

A new set of interpretive signs draws attention to how Squalicum Harbor’s commercial fleet interacts with the Salish Sea and distant waters beyond and helps define Whatcom County as a dedicated maritime community.
The Port has installed seven signs along the Squalicum Harbor promenade providing answers to frequently asked questions such as “what type of fishing boat is that?”, “what do they catch?” and “what islands am I looking at across Bellingham Bay?” 

Be sure to visit Bellingham’s Squalicum Harbor and Zuanich park at 2600 Harbor Loop, Bellingham, WA.


For more information on Bellingham, check out our Local Guide, and enjoy your day before heading back north to your cozy getaway at the Oostema Farmstead.  We will keep the light on for you.





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