Located in Tacoma and offering wonderful views of Puget Sound, Browns Point Lighthouse Park is the paw-fect spot for you and your dog to enjoy a relaxed day out. An on-leash park, this beautiful location combines beach access with spectacular scenery, some fascinating history, and an idyllic picnic spot.
As its name suggests, the park is home to a lighthouse that was used for many years to warn sailors of impending danger which could otherwise be easily missed in heavy fog. A lantern was first placed in the park back in 1887, but a lighthouse and a house for the lighthouse keeper were constructed in 1901. The station eventually closed in 1964, which is when Browns Point became a public park.
Fast forward more than half a century and Browns Point Lighthouse Park is popular with both dog lovers and non-dog owners alike. It provides waterfront access to the wider community all year round, not to mention some lovely open spaces for you and your dog to explore.
The beach itself is quite rocky, making it perfect for beachcombers, and dogs will love roaming along the shoreline and dipping their paws in the water. It backs onto a beautiful and clean patch of green space, where picnickers and sunbathers can enjoy a relaxing day soaking up some sunshine. The views out over the water, and of the large ships entering Tacoma's busy port, also provide plenty of interest.
By the end of August 2018, the park is also going to be even more accessible than ever before. Scheduled works will see the addition of a new paved parking lot and promenade, new landscaping, picnic tables and seating. So no matter whether you're a Browns Point Lighthouse Park newcomer or if you've been plenty of times before, it's well worth checking out with your furry friend once again.