Cama Beach State Park is located on Camano Island, Washington, a 90-minute drive north of Seattle. The buildings on location were erected as part of a 1930’s fishing resort, and the entire park was recently renovated to it’s original shine, including the brand-new Cama Center, where the reception will be held. Prior to becoming a seaside resort, the area was used for centuries by Native Americans for fishing and hunting, and today is a registered archaeological site. It looks out on sweeping views of the Puget Sound, with Whidbey Island and the Olympic Mountains beyond.
The actual wedding ceremony will be held outdoors, on a grassy field near the beach. Please be sure to dress in layers – we’re expecting sunshine, but this is the Pacific Northwest in early September. If the weather does turn sour, we have an alternative, covered location for the ceremony, but please bring a raincoat or umbrella for the walk between buildings, just in case. Also, ladies – no high heels! A thicker soled heel is fine, just please leave the stilettos at home. Not only are there dirt roads and grassy areas, but stilettos are banned from the Cama Center after previous visitors damaged the wood floors.
Cars are not allowed at the beach, in order to keep playing children safe and promote a tranquil environment. There are parking areas above the beach, and a shuttle to transfer guests from the parking area to the beach, and from the beach to the reception. The shuttle is ADA certified for those who need it, but the walk between the ceremony and reception is fairly short.
Parking is $10 for a one-day pass, or free with a Washington State Discover Pass.
Please give yourself some extra time for either the walk or shuttle ride from the parking lot to the beach. In order work with the Park schedule, we will be starting the ceremony promptly at 5pm.