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Water, ferries, driftwood, walkway, the occasional sea otter or whale

The beach inside Point Defiance Park can be peaceful and serene. Great place to sit on the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tacoma, Washington
Scenic, wildlife, pebbly beach w/ driftwood

We saw many cormorants diving, and we watched a half dozen seals hunting as a pack, traveling in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kirkland, Washington
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The beach inside Point Defiance Park can be peaceful and serene. Great place to sit on the driftwood and watch the ferries, fisher"people" and birds/wildlife. There is a little grass so the kids can play ball. There is a long paved walkway along the water...More

Thank rosew320
Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw many cormorants diving, and we watched a half dozen seals hunting as a pack, traveling in close formation up and down the shoreline (hunting for crabs?) as we walked along the paved promenade along side the pebbly beach covered in drift wood. The...More

Thank JMJ_NW
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Outstanding gravel beach for walking and discovering sea creatures. Picnic facilities and lot of parking. Have been enjoying this beach for 50 years!

Thank Screenflot
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Love this place so much....almost as much at Ruston way....got to have my beach time when I am in Tacoma!

Thank merna g
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

My out of town teenage visitors and their mom wanted a local beach experience and Owens Beach did the trick. They had a beautiful run through 5 mile drive with a stop at the beach for water gazing and rock pitching. The day was gorgeous...More

Thank Surfpinky
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Recently officiated over my Nieces wedding here, such a beautiful location... we had the boats & ships in the background... also had seals playing in the water behind it was breath taking! Wonderful place!

Thank Rick W
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Ownes Beach is a great place for a quick adventure by yourself, with the kids or the dogs. There is a lot to look at it and explore when the tide goes out. Be sure to pay attention to the tide coming back in or...More

Thank Mindy F
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Fun place to come to on a nice, sunny day. Not too crowded, lots to explore. Check out the whole park while you're here!

Thank mikeyrod27
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Local treasure. Great place for family outings and special group events. Nice trail, and well maintained.

Thank Larry T
Reviewed 20 February 2018

Owens is THE go to place for Tacoma locals, kids from 0-99. It is a wonderful pepple beach dotted with driftwood, a great place to go wading, but don't recommend swimming too far out, the current is pretty intense. During the summer months their is...More

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Response from MemphisTigerMom | Reviewed this property |
There is no parking fees.