There is a private country park in the south part of Kitsap County known as Anderson Point Park. It provides a 66 acre county park with access to an expansive beach looking out on the Colvos Passage that separates Vashon Island and the Kitsap Peninsula. The access to the park is rather unassuming but offers a peaceful retreat from the local community.
- Features: Saltwater beach access and view points of Colvos Passage and Vashon Island
- Park Rules The park is accessible from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily Parking is restricted to designated areas only. Vehicles blocking the entrance to the park or parked on road shoulders will be ticketed and towed at the owners’ expense.
The entrance to the park looks like you are entering a gated community. Once inside the gate you will notice several private residences as you continue east on Millihanna Road. The actual entrance to the park is farther in and you will notice the entry sign that will lead you to the parking area.
Once you have parked follow the road farther down hill past the locked gate descending .6 of a mile down to the beach area. You will have to follow several switch backs on the closed park road before you make it to the beach. The hike downhill is easy and you will enjoy the views down into the valley filled with firs, aspens and many ferns along the way.
Once on the beach you will enjoy a great place to walk, explore and just enjoy the great view of Colvos Passage and Vashon Island. There are many gravel beds to hunt for great rocks. I didn't find any agates or sea shells but the rocks were great with many varieties of quartz, basalt and granite. I did find a few pieces of sea glass but they were so new that they illustrated very little rounding, smoothing or frosting. I simply left them on the beach for more tumbling. The wave action at this beach is minimal and would provide less tumbling if sea glass was present. The tide was going out at the time of my visit and exposed a wide sandy beach further south to explore if time allowed. This is a great beach for local families simply looking for a place to run with the dog and children. Have a great time!
For beach combers looking for agates or sea glass you will be disappointed. The rock beds are good, however, and you will enjoy the peaceful walk south along the shore. It's a great spot to relax, explore and enjoy the outdoors.