Saltar’s Point Beach boasts 500 feet of inviting shoreline right in the historic town of Steilacoom, Washington. This rocky beach welcomes you and your canine sidekick to walk the shore and splash in the waves!
To get to the beach, which is also called Gordon's Point, you'll need to cross the bridge over the train tracks that separate the beach from the rest of the town. This bridge is fenced on both sides, so no worries that your pup might slip. The bridge can be found at the corner of Champion Street and 1st Street, where there is a small parking area. Once across, you will encounter some steep metal steps that some visitors find too steep for comfort. Better to pick up your small pup on the way down.
With lots of logs to sit on, you and your leashed dog can take in the sights of this puptastic beach, including McNeil Island and Anderson Island in the distance. Two stone buildings dating from the 1930's are on site to view, and the remains of the marina can be seen on the far west end. While the marina is considered private property, your pup is welcome to join you on the rocky coastline, and can dip his paws in the cool ocean waters on the rest of the beach.
This beach's quiet atmosphere is furrific and makes it the ideal spot for a relaxing picnic lunch on tables or in the pavilion which has grills. Restrooms for the humans in your clan are also available, but do bring clean-up bags to pick up after your pup. There is drinking water available, so be sure to bring a bowl for your dog's convenience.
Saltars Point Beach is a protected natural space, and fishing is not allowed here as it is considered a sanctuary for marine animals. Many people highly praise the area for its diving opportunities, which affords views of shipwrecks and unique marine life. Of course, your pup will have to sit out the underwater activities, but there is ample shoreline for them to get in a good run, or to enjoy game of Frisbee with you!
Relatively unknown and quiet, Saltars Point Beach is full of charm. Your pup will love an afternoon adventure on this rocky and historic shoreline.