Penrose Point State Park is a 152-acre marine and camping park on the shores of Puget Sound. The park has over two miles of saltwater frontage on Mayo Cove and Carr Inlet. Wildlife, birds and forested terrain make this a beautiful park.

A precious gem of the Key Peninsula. Nice and easy trail. You can choose to follow the loop trail or walk along the shoreline on the beach, tide permitting. The shore is full of stones covered with barnacles. The stones can be slippery. You can see a lot of clam shells, oyster shells, some sand dollars. Both the Lagoon and the East Beach are accessible from the trail and both are very lovely and worth stopping at. There park offers picnic areas with tables and campgrounds. It is also a nice place to fish and to sail. The water is clear. There is a convenient parking lot. The Discover Pass is required to park there. If you want to hike the complete loop, follow these signs along the way, if going clockwise: a left turn towards East Beach, a left turn towards Campground, a right turn towards Group Camp, and finally a right turn towards Penrose Pt. Going clockwise may be a bit easier, because there is a little more going down than going up to do, but the elevation gain is very slight overall. Another park on the Key Peninsula is Joemma Beach, which has a big pier which you can walk on and you may spot starfish in the water.

The hike is a pretty short and easy walk with a great view of Mount Rainier from the East beach. The trail was peaceful with just a few other people on it as well.

A favorite place to relax and watch the tide pools

One of my favorites. Partly because I live so close and partly because it's a great trail for myself and my dogs with a beach in the middle for them to cool their paws. This is my Dobermans favorite trail.

Easy trail even for seniors

Rangers are rude. $35 to camp.

One of my favorite spots

Close to home, lots of trails.

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