Browns Point Lighthouse Park

Tacoma, Washington

Great views of the Puget Sound and of shipping traffic in and out of the deep-sea port on Tacoma's Commencement Bay.

Located at the tip of historic Browns Point the lighthouse park offers shoreline access, beach walking and picnic areas.

Once an active United States Coast Guard station with a full-time crew, the park also features a lighthouse that is on the National Historic Register.

Tours are offered of the History Center, Boathouse, replica surfboat, original fog bell and the Light Keeper's Cottage.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Puget Soundkeeper Alliance updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
12°C
Clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled weekly from 26 May to 1 September

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Washington Department of Ecology BEACH program tests water quality at salt water swimming beaches every week from Memorial Day to Labor Day for enterococcus bacteria. This is a fecal indicator bacterium that has been shown to have a high correlation with swimmer related illnesses. Three samples are collected at knee depth from across the beach to give an average and more accurately represent the risk of swimming at the beach.

The samples are then delivered to a state-accredited laboratory for analysis and results are available within 24-36 hours.

During the sampling period, Puget Soundkeeper regularly updates the Swim Guide to reflect the most current information.

Sample results are also shared on the Department of Ecology BEACH program website: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/coastalatlas/Tools/BeachClosure.aspx

More information about sampling protocols is available here: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/eap/beach/program.html

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Browns Point Lighthouse Park

Tacoma, Washington

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Puget Soundkeeper Alliance updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
12°C
Clear

Great views of the Puget Sound and of shipping traffic in and out of the deep-sea port on Tacoma's Commencement Bay.

Located at the tip of historic Browns Point the lighthouse park offers shoreline access, beach walking and picnic areas.

Once an active United States Coast Guard station with a full-time crew, the park also features a lighthouse that is on the National Historic Register.

Tours are offered of the History Center, Boathouse, replica surfboat, original fog bell and the Light Keeper's Cottage.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled weekly from 26 May to 1 September

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Washington Department of Ecology BEACH program tests water quality at salt water swimming beaches every week from Memorial Day to Labor Day for enterococcus bacteria. This is a fecal indicator bacterium that has been shown to have a high correlation with swimmer related illnesses. Three samples are collected at knee depth from across the beach to give an average and more accurately represent the risk of swimming at the beach.

The samples are then delivered to a state-accredited laboratory for analysis and results are available within 24-36 hours.

During the sampling period, Puget Soundkeeper regularly updates the Swim Guide to reflect the most current information.

Sample results are also shared on the Department of Ecology BEACH program website: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/coastalatlas/Tools/BeachClosure.aspx

More information about sampling protocols is available here: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/eap/beach/program.html

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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