Owen Beach

5605 N. Owen Beach Rd.
Tacoma, WA 98407

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Open ½ hour before sunrise
Close ½ hour after sunset

Owen Beach offers waterfront picnic shelters with grills, tables, a restroom and ample free parking.

This park was established in 1957.

Views of Vashon Island, ferry boats and fishing craft make Owen Beach one of Point Defiance Park’s most popular destinations.

Drive to the beach along Five Mile Drive or walk along the scenic waterfront promenade from the Boathouse Marina.

Food Concessions at Owen Beach

Open noon -7 pm daily during summer months (weather permitting).

Owen Beach Improvements

New restrooms, a children’s play area and a second picnic shelter are among proposed changes in a $4.6 million improvement project planned to begin at Owen Beach in 2018.

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Stranded or Beached Wildlife

If you see a seal on the beach, give it room – at least 100 yards. It’s the law! Dogs should be leashed and kept away.

Harbor seals utilize shoreline locations as resting places for several hours every day to regulate body temperature, interact with other seals and sleep. Chasing, tormenting, molesting, capturing or feeding these animals is harassment and is prohibited.

If you see a marine mammal being harassed contact NOAA Fisheries Enforcement Hotline (1-800-853-1964).

If animal has been on the beach for 48 hours or is clearly in distress (injured) contact NW marine Mammal Stranding Network (1-800-853-1964).

Features

feather quill pen
Art & Artifacts
bbq
Barbeque - Grill
Sea Shell
Beach
motor boat
Boat Launch - Walk up
drinking-fountain
Drinking Fountain
kayak
Kayak Rental
trail
Natural Areas
car
Parking Stalls
car
Parking Stalls / ADA
picnic shelter
Picnic Shelter - Drop-in
picnic shelter
Picnic Shelter - Reservable
water
Puget Sound
restroom
Restrooms / Year Round
water
Swimming
trail
Trail / Hard
trail
Trail / Soft
binoculars
Viewpoint
water
Waterfront
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