Being in the PNW, we are no strangers to the natural beauty and peacefulness that surrounds us. From gorgeous snow covered mountains, to lush forests, and serene lakes- we have it all! Western Washington is also home to some incredible beaches! Seattle's Finest is privileged to protect over 60 miles of beachfront parks, and with that- our officers have their favorites. In case you are looking for your next afternoon outing to gaze off into the sparkling water, take a look at our top three favorite beaches in Pierce County,
Owens Beach is located in Tacoma's Point Defiance Park, and is home to miles of beachy shores scattered with beautiful driftwood. Many community members love to enjoy a day trip out to this beach park because it offers a gorgeous view, picnic pavilions, concession stand, miles of hiking trails through the trees that line the beach, and more. With it's recent renovation done, anew play structure, updated restroom facilities, and ample parking are just a FEW new benefits of the park. Watch the ferries sail by, enjoy some delicious grub with friends and family, and scan the rocky beach for some cool rocks!
photo credit to Rob Green*
Titlow Beach Park & Lodge is a 75 acre park located off 6th Ave in Tacoma. This park features a variety of sport courts, playground facilities, hiking trails, beach access, and picnic areas. It also offers a sprayground for the kiddos during the summer months! When visiting Titlow Beach, you will notice the historic Titlow Lodge, formerly known as Hotel Hesperides. Constructed originally in 1911, this craftsman style building can be rented out by the hour for weddings, banquets and special events! Want to know more, check it out HERE. Titlow Beach has some amazing views of the Olympic Mountains and the Narrows Bridge, making it a perfect place for a beautiful picnic spot. And while you're there, don't forget to check out Hidden Beach, located in Titlow Beach Park!
Browns Point Lighthouse Park
Talk about a perfect photo op! This beautiful four acre park not only boasts a great spot for beach access and picnic areas- it is home to the restored Brown's Point Lightkeeper's Cottage! Take a guided tour or rent it out for special events,. Guided tours begin late May, there is no admission fee, and tours are open Saturdays between 1 and 4 pm. While you are enjoying this beautiful space you can watch the deep sea ships roll in and out of the Ports of Tacoma. Interested in the history of the LIghtkeeper's Cottage? Want to share your love for history? Apply to rent out the Lightkeeper's Cottage for a whole week and be the one to conduct the weekend tours! Apply HERE
All in all, Western Washington truly has some breathtaking waterfront parks. So as we head into Spring, make sure to check some new spots out and get outside!