Scenic Beach State Park

Don’t forget to pack a picnic for your date at Scenic Beach. This Hood Canal state park was recently named “Best Romantic Spot” by area residents. 

Is your dog the love of your life these days, or does Fido tend to get lost in the chaos of family life? Either way, your pooch will be thrilled to walk with you on the shore. Scenic Beach is dog-friendly, just don’t forget the leash. 

A short drive from Bremerton, Scenic Beach State Park is the quintessential out-in-the-country neighborhood park. Its beaches and shaded picnic areas are a mecca for locals, while the park is also a popular wedding site and camping park for out-of-towners.

This picturesque little park, with its views of Mount Olympus hovering over the toothy Olympic mountain range, welcomes everyone. Bring out your wheelchair or walker, because the park’s paved trails provide access to the historic Emel House, a pretty gazebo, a country garden and a rustic bridge, all of which add to the charm of Scenic Beach.   

Park features


Scenic Beach State Park is an 88-acre camping park with 1,500 feet of saltwater beachfront on Hood Canal. The restored 1923 Emel House, plus a gazebo and stellar views have made it a popular wedding venue. The park is known for its wild, native rhododendrons in spring.
  1. Activities
  2. Boating
  3. Camping
  4. History
  5. Maps

ADA amenities/facilities


  • Restroom

Picnic & day-use facilities

The park offers one kitchen shelter with electricity, plus six sheltered and 60 unsheltered picnic tables. The kitchen shelter holds 100 guests and provides three BBQ braziers, a cold-water sink, and two electrical outlets. Reservations can be made online or by calling (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688).

Activities


Water activities


  • Boating
  • Crabbing
  • Diving
  • Fishing (saltwater)
  • Personal watercraft use
  • Swimming
  • Water skiing

Other activities & features


  • Beach exploration
  • Bird watching
  • Fire circles (2)
  • Horseshoe pits (2)
  • Sailboarding
  • Volleyball fields (2)
  • Wildlife viewing

Additional information


  • The sport clam and oyster fishing season at Scenic Beach State Park will be closed until further notice. Surveys done by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission indicate that shellfish populations have declined.
  • A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington state parks. For regulations, fishing season information, or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife website.