Coastal parks and lakes abound in this small coastal community.
Situated on Port Susan on Washington's northern coast and just outside of Stanwood, Warm Beach is a small community with a tiny sand beach and a grocery store. It's home to Lake Martha, one of the deepest lakes in Snohomish County and a good spot for fishing and swimming. The lake also has a public launch (for non-gas-powered boats). The smaller Lake Howard is just south of Lake Martha and also allows non-gas-powered boats and fishing, while Kayak Point Regional County Park—just south of town—offers camping, disc golf, and fishing.
Whidbey Island Situated between the Olympic Peninsula and I-5, this large island is a popular getaway for urban Washingtonians, particularly in summer. Popular activities on the island include hiking, cycling, clamming, crabbing, fishing, kayaking, and of course, camping. The Tulalip Reservation Just south of Warm Beach, the Tulalip Reservation offers a mix of beaches and woods, with a few campgrounds for good measure. It's also home to a few of the region's smaller, off-the-beaten path lakes, including Weallup Lake and John Sam Lake. The Olympic Peninsula This pretty stretch of forested land is home to cute coastal towns and mile upon mile of lush forest. Don’t miss the Hoh Rainforest, inside the Olympic National Forest.
The best time to camp in and around Warm Beach is from June through September, when there's a relatively low chance of rain (by Pacific Northwest standards) and warm weather. July and August are pleasant, with highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s, but these are also the most crowded months, as kids are out of school in the area. If you’re in town for the holidays, the Warm Beach Camp & Conference Center hosts an annual drive-through lights display.