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MISC. BEACH INFORMATION

Pierce County | Region 6 Information

Marine Area 11 (TACOMA-VASHON ISLAND)
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Point Defiance (Owen Beach) City Park

POINT DEFIANCE
260730

SHELLFISH TYPES & OPENINGS/CLOSURES

Tacoma Municipal Code 8.27.130 prohibits clamming and other shellfish harvest at Point Defiance

Map to this point  

Beach information last updated: April 20, 2012 @ 2:58pm

Tacoma

For individual beach information, including harvesting seasons, click on the yellow squiggles below.

Tacoma Retsil Southworth Ferry Dock (Vashon Island) DNR-77 DNR-78 Purdy Spit County Park DNR-1 DNR-1A Southeast Narrows DNR-36 (Point Evans) Sunrise Beach County Park Point Defiance - Owen Beach Dash Point State Park Saltwater State Park Des Moines City Park DNR-79 Burton Acres Camp Burton Dockton County Park Tramp Harbor DNR-83 DNR-85 Seahurst County Park

Yellow map areas (links) identify approximate public property boundaries and should not be considered legal property boundaries.
Many of these public beaches have no upland entrance and must be accessed by boat. Please respect adjacent private property.

This map is provided for informational purposes only. The accuracy of this map is not guaranteed.