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Alki Beach

1702 Alki Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98116

Daily, 4am - 11:30pm


bike-trails, swim, hikes, run

Alki Beach is a beautiful beach full of activities and fun for everyone in your crew!

Easily spend all day at this West Seattle hot spot made for each member of your family. The views begin before you reach Alki point with a lookout area marked by a totem pole, where you can pull your car or bike over for the best view of the Seattle Skyline. Wheels are not the only way to reach West Seattle anymore. The Water Taxi leaving from the Downtown Waterfront to Seacrest Dock, is a stress free scenic way to enjoy not only the destination, but the journey. Once you arrive you’ll find a paved path winding along the 7.6 miles of beach, which is bustling when the sun is out with skateboards, bikes, and strollers. The paved path is fully accessible, and equipped with benches along the way, rest rooms, shaded areas, and of corse beach picnic spots. Don't worry if you didn't pack a meal for the day. There are plenty of delicious, family friendly options feet away from the walking path including burgers, tacos, and seafood. 

Land activities are not the only thing that bring crowds to Alki Beach. In warm weather you can rent kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards to enjoy a closer look at the Seattle skyline on one side of you, and the mountains of the Olympic Peninsula on the other. But don’t forget to look down! The Puget Sound is part of the “Whale Trail” where, if you’re lucky, you might catch an Orca or Seal during the height of the Salmon run from May to October. 


Good for All Ages Beach Paddle Boats
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