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Owen Beach + Promenade

Point Defiance Park

Seattle + Tacoma Metro Area, Washington

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  • Owen Beach and Promenade.- Owen Beach + Promenade
  • Owen Beach and Promenade.- Owen Beach + Promenade
  • Owen Beach Snackbar and kayak rental.- Owen Beach + Promenade
  • View of boat dock and Mount Rainier (14,410') from Owen Beach and Promenade.- Owen Beach + Promenade
  • View of boat dock and Mount Rainier (14,410') from Owen Beach and Promenade.- Owen Beach + Promenade
  • Owen Beach Picnic Shelter.- Owen Beach + Promenade
  • View northwest toward the Kitsap Peninsula from Owen Beach.- Owen Beach + Promenade
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Pros: 
Sandy beach on Puget Sound. View of Mount Rainier. Snack bar and boat rental.
Cons: 
Weekend crowds.
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Region:
Seattle + Tacoma Metro Area, WA
Congestion: 
High
Location type: 
Sandy beach
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
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Adventure Description

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The iconic views of Mount Rainier and Puget Sound from Owen Beach are one of the highlights of Point Defiance Park. Of the 3.1 million people who visit the park each year, the majority are there to soak up the mid-summer sun at Owen Beach. And, with a proximity of 7 miles from downtown Tacoma, who's to complain.

From the Point Defiance Boathouse, a broad, paved promenade stretches 0.8 miles along the beach's length. For those who want to expand their stroll, continue your walk around Point Defiance 2.3 miles to the privately owned boathouse community of Salmon Beach. On the eastern end of the beach, Owen Beach Snackhouse serves nibbles and refreshments, and kayaks can be rented for touring out into the sound. Rentals are available daily from noon until 7 p.m. during the summer months (in good weather). Call Ruston Recreation Rentals at 253.759.8151 for details.

Note: The Owen Beach picnic shelter, which features potable water, a sink, and electrical outlets, can be reserved between April 1 and September 30 up to one year in advance by calling Metro Parks Tacoma at 253.305.1010.

 

 

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