My new favorite park

Tacoma Narrows ParkMaybe it's because I like to take pictures, maybe it's because the Narrows Bridge is on my mind, or maybe it's because I enjoy skipping rocks. Actually, I'm pretty sure it's all of the above. With my cousin visiting this weekend we decided to take him on a drive across the Narrows Bridge then check out Tacoma Narrows Park.

The weather was great with only a slight breeze and some warm Spring sunshine. We wound our way from Highway 16 to the secluded park easily with a little direction from WSDOT's website. There was plenty of parking on this mid-Sunday and, to my surprise, a long stretch of gravelly beach to wander down. At the park itself are a few places to sit, a cute gazebo, and even two spotting scopes to check out the bridges, local wildlife and whatever else you want to point them at. No quarters necessary -- these babies are free! The tide was coming up but there was a wide expanse of beach to wander down. We made our way from the park to right underneath the Narrows Bridges and back. I found this beach to be particularly friendly for rock skipping with a plentiful supply of ammo and shallow beach from which to throw.

Anyone who wants to get away to a new spot without driving far should check out Narrows Park. Since it's a little more off the beaten path it may suit well for a picnic lunch and an afternoon playing on the beach with your special someone or the whole fam. Just do it quick before those nagging bridge tolls go into effect. ;) Oh, and enjoy!

Panorama gone wild!
I loves me some panoramas. Here's one I took from underneath the bridges stretching vertically from back over my head down to the water.

vertical panorama of Tacoma Narrows Bridges from underneath

posted Mar 18, 2007 under beach, narrows park, tacoma, tacoma narrows bridge  

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