Ahoy JBLM! Are you a beach lover?

3/19/2023
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Ahoy, beach lovers! Are you ready for a salty adventure from Seattle to Olympia along the stunning Puget Sound of Washington State? Grab your sunscreen, beach towels, and let's dive in!

First stop, Alki Beach in Seattle. This sandy haven boasts jaw-dropping views of the Seattle skyline, and it's perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and strolling along the promenade. Make sure to snap a selfie with the iconic Alki Point Lighthouse and explore the nearby restaurants and shops.

Seahurst Park, located in Burien, is a stunning beach destination along the Puget Sound that offers much more than just sandy shores. The park features a large playground, picnic areas, and hiking trails that wind through old-growth forest and along the waterfront. Visitors can also explore the park's many tide pools, or take a stroll along the beach boardwalk, which offers breathtaking views of the Olympic Mountains and the Puget Sound. The park is also home to a variety of wildlife, including bald eagles, sea otters, and harbor seals. For more information on Seahurst Park, visit the City of Burien website. 

Dash Point Beach, located in Federal Way, is another must-visit beach destination along the Puget Sound. The park boasts a long stretch of sandy beach, perfect for sunbathing, beachcombing, and swimming. Visitors can also go fishing, kayaking, or paddleboarding, or explore the park's many hiking trails. The park features plenty of amenities, including picnic areas, playgrounds, and a campground, making it the perfect spot for a weekend getaway. For more information on Dash Point Beach, visit the website.
 
Owen Beach, located in Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, is another beautiful beach destination to explore along the Puget Sound. The park boasts a long stretch of sandy beach, perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and building sandcastles. Visitors can also rent kayaks or paddleboards to explore the nearby waterways or take a stroll along the beach boardwalk. Plus, the park features plenty of amenities, including picnic areas, playgrounds, and hiking trails, making it the perfect spot for a day of family fun. For more information on Owen Beach and Point Defiance Park, visit the Metro Parks Tacoma website.
 
Next up, head south to Titlow Beach in Tacoma. This hidden gem offers a sandy beach, a saltwater pool, and breathtaking views of the Olympic Mountains. Take a walk on the pier, go fishing, or try your luck at crabbing. The park features a large sandy beach, saltwater swimming pool, and stunning views of the Olympic Mountains. Take a stroll along the pier, go fishing, or rent a kayak to explore the nearby waterways. Plus, the park offers plenty of amenities, including picnic areas, playgrounds, and walking trails, making it the perfect spot for a day of family fun. For more information on Titlow Park, visit the Metro Parks Tacoma website.
 
Head over to Gig Harbor and the gorgeous Kopachuck State Park. This secluded beach offers serene views of the Puget Sound and is perfect for picnics, beachcombing, and kayaking. Plus, there are plenty of hiking trails nearby, so you can get your nature fix too!
 

Sunnyside Beach Park, located in Steilacoom, offers a picturesque stretch of sandy beach along the Puget Sound. Visitors can swim, sunbathe, and enjoy stunning views of the Olympic Mountains. The park also offers picnic areas, playgrounds, and walking trails, making it the perfect spot for a family outing. For more information on Sunnyside Beach Park, visit the Town of Steilacoom website.

Continuing on, you'll find yourself at Penrose Point State Park, a tranquil beach paradise. This beach boasts over two miles of shoreline, stunning views of the Olympic Mountains, and a diverse range of wildlife, including otters, seals, and bald eagles. Don't forget to bring your kayak or paddleboard to explore the coves and inlets.

Tolmie State Park, located in Olympia, offers a beautiful sandy beach and a variety of activities, including hiking, fishing, and bird watching. The park also features a historic sandstone building, the Tolmie House, which dates back to the mid-1800s and offers a glimpse into the region's rich history. Visitors can also explore the park's tide pools and take a picnic or barbecue at one of the park's many picnic areas. For more information on Tolmie State Park, visit the website.
 

Last but not least, we arrive at the charming town of Olympia and the scenic Priest Point Park now called Squaxin Park to honor the native Americans. This hidden gem is a favorite among locals, with its sandy beach, hiking trails, and unparalleled views of the Puget Sound. Take a picnic, rent a kayak, or explore the unique tide pools.

NOTE: The Puget Sound water is COLD year round.  Be cautious if you go swimming in it. 

 
 
 
 
 
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