Islanders flock to find a world of wonder at low tide

Vashon Park District’s annual Low Tide Celebration was held on Sunday, June 4.

Islanders of all ages came out in droves to experience Vashon Park District’s annual Low Tide Celebration, held on Sunday, June 4, at the island’s historic Point Robinson Lighthouse and beach.

This exciting event offered guided beach tours provided by Vashon Nature Center, a historical narrative about the lighthouse from Captain Joe Wubbold, U.S. Coast Guard (ret.), food trucks, children’s activities, and a chance to discover the weird and wonderful creatures at the -3.4 tide.

Booths staffed by Vashon Beach Naturalists and Vashon-Maury Audubon drew attendees eager to learn more about the profusion of life forms found in the water and sand, while a sand-castle building section of the beach and a craft-making station drew eager participants of all ages as well. Other islanders launched colorful kites into the blue sky above the beach.

A shuttle bus transported attendees to and from the event along Point Robinson Road, making it easy and convenient for everyone to attend.

Point Robinson Lighthouse is one of the oldest lighthouses in the state and has a long history dating back to the late 1800s. It is still a working lighthouse and a beloved part of the local community.