Swim Lake Washington
A summer 2020 quest

Barnabie Point

Home  Locations  Resources

View swim route...
Type: Point of land
Address: 3719 E Mercer Way, Mercer Island
Visited on: 8/31/2020

Barnabie Point is on the northeast corner of Mercer Island, almost directly under the I-90 east channel bridge, and next to a public boat launch ramp and the docking area for the Mercer Island police boats. Wow! A whole lot going on here. I approached via water from Fruitland Landing and had great views of Mercer Island waterfront houses one direction and the Beaux Artes community the other direction. The swim was a bit magical as it was a late summer morning and cool, threatening drizzle, and clouds of mist rising from the water surface. The point itself is yet another cable crossing and has a run-down dock plus underwater remnants of a yet older dock. I could turn around to face east and look directly across the channel to Enatai Beach. The bottom was soft silt, very comforting to my feet.
Photo gallery (click any image for enlarged view)

beach imagebeach imagebeach image

beach imagebeach imagebeach image