Sunnyside Beach Park
Access: Easy Shore Entry
Aquatic Life: 4.2
Small Wreck, Pipeline,
This is a great beginner site or place to practice those skills due to the lack of protruding objects, the easy entry and it is not current sensitive.
Swim directly out from the beach and slightly to the right as you come to a pretty steep drop off. This will take you down to about 30ft and will level off again. Take a right and you will either come to a rope that leads to the Pipeline or you will hit the pipeline itself. Follow the pipeline’s gradual decent and enjoy the sea life that has grown on it or continue moving North-ish to find a small boat with a life sized Santa and Frosty sitting on it.
The park closes promptly at 10:00pm if you are diving at night.
How to get there:
There are many ways to get here so might might want to look at a map online to find the shortest way, but you can follow these directions too.
If coming from the North, exit off of I-5 S at exit 124, Gravelly Lake Dr and turn Right off the exit onto Gravelly Lake Dr. Take a left on Washington Blvd SW, which will turn slightly to the right and change to Military Rd SW. In about 3 miles, take a left onto Worthington St and it will become Main. Take a right on Lafayette. Go about a half a mile to where Lafayette St turns into Chambers Creek Rd. There is a parking lot to your left. Gear up and walk down the paved path at the North end of the parking lot, across the train tracks and to the beach. Enter the water near the large wind pavilion/shower that is on the left end of the beach.
If coming from the South you can take the Dupont-Steilacoom Rd Exit and that will bring you all the way to Lafayette. The directions are easier but it is farther to travel if coming from the North.
Thanks to ChevaYEA for submitting this site!