Low Tide Tour – Sunnyside Beach Park

Join Harbor WildWatch for a fun and educational public beach walk program on the stunning shorelines of the Salish Sea. Our knowledgeable and friendly biologists and volunteer naturalists will guide you through a hands-on exploration of the intertidal zone, where you will discover the incredible diversity of marine life that calls our local waters home.
During the program, you'll learn good beach etiquette and get the chance to touch and examine creatures such as sea stars, crabs, and sea anemones, while learning about their unique adaptations and behaviors. You'll also hear about the challenges facing our ocean ecosystems, and what you can do to help protect them.
This beach walk program is suitable for all ages and skill levels, and is perfect for families, school groups, or anyone with an interest in the natural world. Whether you're a seasoned beachcomber or a first-time visitor, Harbor WildWatch's beach walk program is sure to leave you with a newfound appreciation for the beauty and complexity of our local marine environment.
Our programs run in all weather, so please dress appropriately. We recommend closed-toe shoes for safety, rain boots, water shoes, or an old pair of sneakers you don’t mind getting a little wet and muddy. Bring a water bottle, sunscreen, layers, and a snack if you think you will need it. Each beach walk will last approximately 60-90 minutes but you are welcome to peel off at any time before the beach walk concludes. Harbor WildWatch programs are always free, but a suggested donation of $2 per person or $5 family is appreciated.
Sunnyside Beach Park
Getting to the Beach: PAID parking ($5 cash) is available in the lot before the train tracks and beach access. We will meet near an available park bench or picnic table at the scheduled start time near the sand courts. Look for Harbor WildWatch staff and volunteers wearing blue. If you arrive late, find us on the beach!
Terrain: There is a paved path that leads downhill and across the rail road tracks to the park with various access points to the beach. The entrance to the beach is a sandy uneven trail. This is a low sloping beach that includes areas with sand, gravel, cobble, and occasional boulders.
Restroom: Yes – flushing toilets
Drinking Water: Yes
Address: Chambers Creek Rd W, Steilacoom, WA 98388

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Jul 03 2024


9:30 AM - 10:30 AM


Sunnyside Beach Park
Sunnyside Beach Park, Chambers Creek Rd W, Steilacoom, WA 98388, USA


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