Explore Tacoma and Pierce County, WA

Waterfront Getaways

Pierce County is home to picturesque Salish Sea shorelines and panoramic views. Whether on land, at sea or beachcombing, waterfront towns are full of adventure and leisure. History buffs will revel in the old charm near water’s edge and in the foothills of the mountain. Witness remarkable preservation in Steilacoom, the first incorporated town in Washington state (1854). Historic landmarks and vintage storefronts guide you through the story of this former bustling frontier seaport. University Place displays jaw-dropping views of the snow-covered Olympic Mountain range, Mount Rainier and the Salish Sea. It is also the home of Chamber's Bay Golf Course, the site of the 2015 U.S. Open Championships.

Top Five

  1.   Chamber's Bay Golf Course - site of the 2015 U.S. Open Championship
  2.   Point Ruston and Ruston Way Waterfront 
  3.   Small, quiet beaches in Steilacoom, DuPont, University Place
  4.   Shopping and dining on the Gig Harbor waterfront
  5.   Annual Events in Gig Harbor and the Tacoma waterfront