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Exploring a Local Beach Perfect for Kids


Sound South Beach Highlight: Saltwater State Park delivers a sandy beach getaway only two miles from Interstate 5. This 137-acre park features forested campsites along a bubbling creek, tide pools and a driftwood-strewn shore to explore, and an artificial underwater reef perfect for scuba diving. Visiting a beach with your kids can be a wonderful way to spend quality time together while enjoying the beauty of nature. If you're looking for a family-friendly spot, consider exploring this great beach. There's lots to do here, and it's a crowd pleaser for all ages. We recently went at low tide and my kids loved looking for crabs and creatures in the sand. The slow moving creek is also a hit for digging, building and playing.

We love using this Puget Sound Tide Pooling Guide as we explore.


Activities for Kids

  • Building sandcastles

  • Collecting seashells

  • Swimming

  • Flying kites


Facilities Available

  • Playground

  • Large parking lot

  • Picnic areas with tables and grills

  • Restrooms

  • Showers

  • Snack bar for refreshments


With these amenities and activities, your kids are sure to have a blast at the beach park. So pack your beach bag, grab the sunscreen, and head over to create lasting memories with your family!


Saltwater State Park is located in the city of Des Moines.

25205 8th Pl S, Des Moines, WA 98198

Hours: 8:00 a.m. - Dusk year round

Note: This park does require a Discover pass:

  • Annual Pass: $30

  • One-day Pass: $10






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