Covering 760 acres of beautiful terrain and offering endless opportunities for outdoor recreating and sightseeing, Point Defiance Park attracts more than 3.1 million visitors each year. There's a long list of things to see, do and experience in this Washington park, but one of its best attractions is Owen Beach.
From picnicking and kayaking to wildlife watching, Owen Beach is an excellent destination for a family day out. The most pleasing thing about it, however, is that your dog is more than welcome to join you.
This beautiful beach in Tacoma offers spectacular views of Vashon Island, and is a great spot to watch ferries and watercrafts of all shapes and sizes navigating the waters. There are waterfront picnic shelters with grills and tables, swimming and fishing opportunities, as well as the chance to catch a glimpse of seals and sea lions.
Leashed dogs are more than welcome to join you on your visit to Owen Beach, and your pet will love the chance to go exploring right by your side. The sandy beach is a popular spot with visitors, so you'll need to make sure your dog is always under your control and knows how to stay on their best behavior when around other people and pets.
As an owner, you'll obviously need to follow all posted rules regarding pets, and remember to clean up after your dog whenever necessary. Keeping your pooch well away from beached seals and sea lions is also essential.
Stay on top of these simple responsibilities and there's nothing to stop you and your dog having a paw-some time in this equally paw-some park. Whether you're sunbathing, enjoying a relaxing stroll or just catching some fresh air and sunshine, Owen Beach is the ideal spot for a dog lover's day out in Tacoma. Check it out with your canine companion!