Tolmie State Park is my personal favorite park near Olympia. I’m a huge marine life enthusiest, and the beach at Tolmie is filled with opportunities to observe it. As the tide goes out, you can easily find soft shelled crab, oysters, mussels, clams, and sand dollar. This is a wonderful park for kids to explore marine wildlife, or help collect dinner. There are 3 miles of hiking trails, barbeque pits, public restrooms, and kitchen shelters. If you don’t already have a discovery pass, a $10 fee is required for parking.
photos by Anna Christine Photography