|Overview from Paradise Bay Road.|
Launch directly into the bay on Vernon Road off Paradise Bay Road. Lots of parking and great for big groups. The bay's opening into the Puget Sound is very narrow (for rec boaters) but ideal for paddlers. Once into the Sound, heading right or south will take you to a series of rocks with a great harbor seal population. To the left takes you north past beach homes. Views to the south include Foulweather Bluff on the Kitsap Peninsula, to the east Whidbey Island and to north Marrowstone Island. Mats Mats is Trip #33 in the book.
Tip: Paradise Bay Road is a quick and scenic route connecting Hood Canal Bridge with Port Hadlock. I prefer it to Hwy 104 or Chimacum Road.
|Entry connecting Mats Mats to the Sound|
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