Beaches and Parks

Come for a visit. Stay for a lifetime.

Key Peninsula Beaches

The Key peninsula is host to a variety of public beaches both fresh water and salt water.  Whether you are looking for a nice beach to soak up the sun or a good fishing spot, the Key Peninsula has a spot for you.


Key Peninsula – Clams, Oysters, Crabs, and Fishing

Shellfish abound on the Key Peninsula; Oysters, clams, and crab can be gathered as easily as picking them up off the beach, doing a little digging or setting traps – the links below will help you find them!

Be sure to check the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife website for rules, regulations, health warnings and closures. The web site also has maps showing some of the suggested locations for shellfish gathering. Shellfish HOTLINE: (800) 562-5632

Be sure to respect private property when you gather shellfish, or access shellfish beaches. Some may be accessible only by boat.

We look forward to your visit to the Key Peninsula! There are plenty of activities, marinas, parks and recreational areas here for you to visit with your family, boat, and RV. See below for a list of what we have to offer.

Note: Some venues are open seasonally; we recommend visitors call to verify businesses are open, and to ensure availability.


Recreational Areas


  • Four Winds Riding Center

If you are looking for something different in the equestrian field, you have come to the right place. Four Winds Riding Center is proud to offer services that are hard to find.

10012 Creviston Dr NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98329
Visit Four Winds Riding Center Website


  • Horseshoe Pits at LuLu’s Homeport Restaurant and Lounge

1509 Key Peninsula Hwy N
Lakebay, WA 98349


  • Key Peninsula Civic Center – Tennis Courts

$10 Fee for Key to courts. Availability Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

17010 S Vaughn Rd Kp N
Vaughn, WA 98394
Visit KP Civic Center Website


  • Red Barn Youth Center

Red Barn Youth Center is an after-school program for 6th-12th grade students. We are open Monday through Friday from 2:30-6 PM during the school year. We provide homework time, snacks, and activities.

15921 84th Street KPN
Lakebay, WA. 98349
Visit Red Barn Youth Center Website




  • Marina – The Longbranch Improvement Club (LIC)

The Longbranch Marina is near the southern end of Key Peninsula in Pierce county, on Filucy Bay, latitude N. 47° 12’ 56”, longitude W 122° 45’ 28”
The marina offers 760 feet of public moorage with basic amenities: fresh water, electrical hookups, toilets and garbage disposal. A covered area with gas barbecue makes a good gathering place, storm curtains can be lowered in inclement weather. Guest moorage is first-come, first-served, advance notification for groups is requested.

5213 Key Peninsula Hwy S
Longbranch, WA 98351
Visit Longbranch Marina Website


  • Lakebay Marina

Lakebay Marina offers great rates for overnight or monthly moorage. Also offering daily and weekly moorage, along with gas. Water front campsites. The general store offers local Washington beers, micro-brews, and wines at excellent prices and more…

15 Lorenz Road
Lakebay, WA 98349
Visit Lakebay Marina Website


State Parks

A Discover Pass is required for
vehicle access to state parks for
day use. For more information
about the Discover Pass and
exemptions, please visit the
Discover Pass web page.


  • Joemma Beach

Campground – Bathrooms
Water Access – Boat Launch – Beach
Picnic Areas

20001 Bay Road SW
Lakebay, WA 98349
Visit Joemma Beach Website


  • Penrose Point

Campground – Picnic Areas
Water Access – Boat Launch – Beach
Horseshoe Pits – Trails
Interpretive Trail

20001 Bay Road SW
Lakebay, WA 98349
Visit Joemma Beach Website


Key Pen Parks

We are deeply committed to the enhancement and preservation of our community’s quality of life. In partnership with our citizens, we will always strive to provide and promote the highest quality leisure and recreation environment.

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  • Gateway

Playground – Picnic Area – Bathrooms
Parking and Access to 360 Trails
10405 State Route 302
Gig Harbor, WA 98329

Visit Gateway Park Website


  • Home Park

Picnic Area – Playground – Restroom
17220 8th Ave Kp N
Lakebay, WA 98349

Visit Home Park Website


  • Key Central Forest

Walking Trails – Wildlife Viewing
10527 Wright Bliss Road KPN
Gig Harbor, WA 98329

Visit Key Central Forest Website


  • Taylor Bay

Nature Area – Water Access – Non-motorized Boat Access (Sound)

17916 76th St
Longbranch, WA 98351
Visit Taylor Bay Website


  • Maple Hollow

Nature Area – Hiking Trail – Picnic Area – Water Access (Sound)
48th St and Van Beek Rd

Lakebay, WA 98349
Visit Maple Hollow Park Website


  • 360 Trails

Nature Area – Walking Trail
10905 144th St NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98329

360 Trail Map
Visit 360 Trails Website


  • Rocky Creek Conservation Area

Nature Area – Walking Trail
State Route 302 and 150th
Gig Harbor, WA 98329

Visit Rocky Creek Conservation Area Website


  • Volunteer Park

Disk Golf (9-Holes) – Skate Park – Softball Fields – Soccer Field – Picnic Shelter – Playground
Concession Stand – Restrooms – Walking Trail – Horseshoe Pits – Tennis Court

5514 Key Peninsula Hwy N
Lakebay, WA 98349
Visit Volunteer Park Website


  • Horseshoe Lake County Park

Lake Access – Swimming Area (Lake) – Walking Trails – Picnic Areas – Playgrounds – Ball Field – Restrooms

15931 Sidney Road SW
Port Orchard, WA
Visit Horseshoe Lake Park Website


Pierce County Parks


  • Purdy Sand Spit

Beach – Boat Launch

State Road 302
Gig Harbor, WA
Visit Purdy Sand Spit Website