Features You'll Find:Hover over an icon for more details
- Art & Artifacts
- Drinking Fountain
- Parking Stalls
- Parking Stalls / ADA
- Restrooms / Year Round
- Trail / Hard
- Trail / Soft
BUILDINGS & PICNIC SITES
- Picnic / Drop in
- Picnic / Reservable
BOATING & FISHING
- Boat Launch / Walk Up
- Kayak or SUP Rental
- Natural Areas
- Puget Sound
Open ½ hour before sunrise
Close ½ hour after sunset
5605 N. Owen Beach Rd.
WA, Tacoma 98407
Drive to the beach along Five Mile Drive or follow the scenic waterfront promenade from the Boathouse Marina.
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. Learn more >
Owen Beach Picnic Shelter
Available for rent between April 1 and September 30 each year. Reservations may be made up to 365 days in advance. Learn More >
Food Concessions at Owen Beach
Open noon-7 pm daily during summer months (weather permitting)
Stranded or beached seals and sea lions
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).
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Restrooms - Open 10 am to dusk year round. Restroom schedule
Kayak rentals - Kayak rentals at Owen Beach
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