SUNRISE BEACH: Pioneering Spirit
June 12 - July 8
The seaside community of Sunrise Beach is one of the hidden enclaves of the Peninsula. The area’s natural springs were known to Native peoples and documented as the viewpoint by which early explorers first set eyes on Mt. Rainier. The land was later claimed as a U.S. military reservation but was abandoned in 1894 when it became a place to call home for a group of spirited pioneers. The early inhabitants of Sunrise Beach were a noteworthy group who were determined, entrepreneurial, neighborly, and who share a love of the outdoors. To them, Sunrise Beach was their wonderland.