Last year my husband decided to try out crabbing. After seven minutes of YouTube videos and a trip to Cabela’s, he was a pro.
We spent the summer trying out different docks and beaches. The four of us all had different ideas of what made a good crabbing location, as this handy chart shows:
|Jason: Likelihood of crabs crawling into his crab pot||Me: Scenery and seeing new places||Aubrey: Playground or other source of entertainment||Henley: Ice Cream|
|Edmonds dock||Very few. But it was crowded and late in the season.||Although the scenery from the actual dock isn’t anything to blog about, the town of Edmonds is adorable||Yes, but about a ½ mile walk away. Bring a stroller. There is also a sandy beach between the old and new ferry docks.||Yup, near the old ferry dock|
|Mukilteo dock||Lots of little crabs, but no keepers||Meh. It’s a nice view, but one you can see from basically anywhere.||A brand new playground, on the beach, about a quarter mile away from the docks.||
|Illahee State Park||
|Nice looking place. And extra points for the ferry ride.||Nope. And the beach wasn’t that great for sandcastles either.||No food anywhere.|
|Penrose Point State Park||Tons!||Remote and pretty||
No, but shallow water is fun too, especially in a white dress.
|No. I brought cookies though.|
|Kayak Point||Very few. Crowded and late in the season.||We saw whales and seals here, so bonus points.||Yes!! Huge playground. Unfortunately Aubrey had skinned her knew earlier in the day and was being super dramatic about it, at times refusing to walk.||None. I hear that ice cream trucks sometimes frequent the area, but no luck when we were there|
|Birch Bay State Park in Blaine||Who knows? We booked a campsite here only to have crabbing season pushed back. Also, there is no dock.||Gorgeous. The background photo of this very website was taken here.||No, but turning over rocks at the beach to find sand crabs and camping was so fun, who needs a playground?||Nada. S’mores were a hit though.|