Discovery Bay: Maynard Beach to Contractors Point

Paddle the West shore of Discovery Bay, passing Mill Point and Kalset Point on the way to Contractors Point, then return.


  • A minimum 4 ft tide level needed to paddle the head of Discovery Bay.
  • There are no services at Maynard Beach nor anywhere else along the route.
  • The nearest bathrooms are at the convenience store along US 101 at the head of Discovery Bay.
  • The best place to park is along the East side of Hwy 101 near an old metal gate, about 100 feet past the painted railroad cars.
  • Difficulty: Sea Kayak II
  • Length: 8.0 nm
  • Sea Trails North Hood Canal, Dosewallips to Port Ludlow WA105
  • NOAA Approaches to Admirally Inlet Dungeness to Oak Bay No. 18471
  • MapTech Cape Flattery to Whidbey Island No. 103
  • Red Marker
    47.997087, -122.884472
    47.9970865 -122.8844719
  • Red Marker
    48.047314, -122.873504
    48.0473136 -122.8735037

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