KP Activities

Key Peninsula Beaches

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.

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.


KP Recreational Areas

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

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

KP Parks

Gateway Park / 360 Trails

Playground – Picnic Area – Bathrooms

Parking and Access to 360 Trails
10405 State Route 302
Gig Harbor, WA 98329


Home Park

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


Horseshoe Lake County Park

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

15931 Sidney Road SW
Port Orchard, WA

Joemma Beach State Park

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

20001 Bay Road SW
Lakebay, WA 98349

Key Central Forest

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


Maple Hollow

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

Lakebay, WA 98349

Penrose Point State Park

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

20001 Bay Road SW
Lakebay, WA 98349

Purdy Sand Spit

Beach – Boat Launch

State Road 302
Gig Harbor, WA

Rocky Creek Conservation Area

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


Taylor Bay

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

17916 76th St
Longbranch, WA 98351

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

Key Peninsula Marinas

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

The Longbranch Improvement Club (LIC) Marina

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