Shallow Bay Sucia Island WA

Shallow Bay Anchorage Sucia Island Marine Park- San Juan Islands Washington State

Visit All 6 Sucia Island Anchorages

Sucia Island FOSSIL BAY 

Sucia Island EWING COVE

Sucia Island SNORING BAY

Sucia Island ECHO BAY

Sucia Island SHALLOW BAY

Sucia Island FOX COVE

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Beach In Shallow Bay  - Sucia Island

  8 Mooring Buoys in Shallow Bay (Overnight Fee $10.00)

Shallow Bay Anchorage Occupies Sucia Island's West Side

Along with Fox Bay, Shallow Bay is on the west side of Sucia Island and both offer less protection from the elements than many of the other Sucia Island Anchorages but it still has its fans as well as those that land there because nothing else is available.

Having said that, Sucia Island is without doubt an all time favorite for Washington Boaters. Its hard to have a bad day on Sucia Island unless you get caught in an unexpected squall or you drop your boat keys overboard. Shallow bay got its name for a reason but it is a bit deeper on the northern side of the bay. Most smaller I/O boats don't seem to have a problem but sailboats with a fixed keel might want to consider a deeper anchorage like Echo Bay or Fossil Bay.

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Low Tide - Shallow Bay Sucia Island Sucia's Shallow Bay

Shallow Bay  is on the west side of Sucia Island and gets its name from the fact that its relatively shallow,  approximately 7 feet deep at low tide and less as you get nearer to the shore, but isn't that always the case?    Shallow Bay's depth may be a problem for deeper draft boats and sailboats with long keels but many small boats and cruisers only require 3 feet of water and do just fine.   If you have any doubt about your draft you should simply skip Shallow Bay and tie up at Marine Park Buoy - Shallow Bay Sucia Island WAone of Sucia's 5 other coves and bays.

Central Sucia Island Location

When you moor or anchor in Shallow bay you are near the middle of the island just opposite of Echo Bay with access to Eroded Sandstone - Shallow Bay Sucia Island the trail system and you actually share the same pay box, picnic shelter, campsites, & pit toilets with Echo Bay visitors.

Anchoring in Shallow Bay is also great for watching the sunsets over Vancouver island and you might be visited by a curious seal or two.


Picnic Shelter - Shallow Bay Sucia Island

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