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Chuckanut Drive

Route 11, WA
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A beautiful drive in the Pacific Northwest.

Stop along the way for oysters and a wonderful art shop and garden. It is a great drive to miss... read more

Reviewed yesterday
eleanor d
Nice drive

It was a scenic drive with several pull outs for photo ops. I just wish it's longer than 21 miles... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Chuckanut Drive is located between Bow and Fairhaven (Bellingham), WA. Built in 1909, as an original scenic roadway, above Chuckanut Bay.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed yesterday

Stop along the way for oysters and a wonderful art shop and garden. It is a great drive to miss the traffic on I5. It is much easier to find at the south entrance than in the past. Don't stop at the first restaurant wait...More

Thank eleanor d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a scenic drive with several pull outs for photo ops. I just wish it's longer than 21 miles. We started in the Burlington area and ended up in Bellingham (Fairhaven). Fairhaven is a charming town with lots of restaurants and boutiques. The town...More

Thank DanileeR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have no doubt that the views are spectacular, the challenge is finding a spot to pull over and see them. It was a major project to find view spots. Mostly private land with houses and trees blocking the views. I've seen more spectacular views...More

Thank massiek
Reviewed 22 June 2017

... a scenic diversion off the I-5 . Just past Bellingham, WA., take Rte.#11 for a scenic drive. You past Fairhaven, Larabee State Park, then continue on to Chuckanut Drive. The drive follows the coastline, there is an Oyster Bar, and several restaurants on Chuckanut...More

1  Thank aloha_2005
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We were based in the Seattle area and decided to take ride up to Bellingham. We've always wanted to drive Chuckanut Drive which is beautiful but short. The Drive itself, there's a couple scenic lookouts which are beautiful. We didn't have time to try any...More

1  Thank TravelWithCameraHI
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Chukanut Drive/ highway 11 is a must do. We drove the entire way and hiked a state park in one morning. We were sorry to be too early to eat at Oyster bay since it looked amazing. You see beautiful mountains, the ocean, old trees,...More

Thank 3julieh3
Reviewed 15 May 2017

My friends chose this route on our way to Bellingham from Seattle. It did add about 10 minutes to our trip, but it was worth it for the incredible views. There are restaurants, inns, and pullouts along the way. Next time, I will take more...More

Thank adventureseeker2016
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Wonderful road trip for any time of year as the seasons change the views with color and smells very peaceful drive

Thank jalado
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We like cars and driving back roads. A work colleague of my son in law, who is into good driving roads, recommended Chuckanut Drive. What a beautifully scenic route. The views through the trees out into the inlets were stunning. A visually amazing area. Highly...More

Thank William A
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Lovely 21 mile drive from I-5 to Bellingham on narrow two lane road with wonderful scenic vistas at various pullouts. Bring a camera! Great restaurants and State Park along the way to visit.

Thank Buzzsaw22
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