Alki Beach Park

1702 Alki Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116

Located in West Seattle, about 15 minutes from downtown. A trip to Alki Beach and drive along the water has few, if any, equals in the city. It features stunning views of the downtown skyline and across Puget Sound. It has a sparkling sand beach that imparts a resort character and prompts an undeniable hunger for fish and chips. The drive also includes the historic spot on Alki Beach where the first white settlers arrived in Seattle and spent the winter of 1851 before retreating to the less blustery site on Elliot Bay that became downtown.

Alki Beach is also a home to several restaurants year around ranging from hamburger joints to upscale gourmet with mesmerizing views of downtown Seattle. Whether you want to catch some rays or watch a winter storm roll in, Alki Beach is a great place to view Seattle from a different perspective.

Walk, jog, rollerblade, or bicycle your way down the paved trail along the beach and take in all of the sights, sounds and smell of the beach. Join a game of beach volleyball, rent kayaks or stand up paddle boards from local vendors, go for a swim and then cozy up by a fire and roast marshmallows. There are so many ways to enjoy this beach you be coming back year after year to experience it all!

Read the "Rollerblading Along Alki Beach" blog here.

Read the "EverGreen Escapes 'Explore Seattle Tour'" blog here.

Read the "Take a Hike this Fall" blog here.

This attraction is located about 10.6 miles from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Duration:about 2 hours

4:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Features:Free Parking
Handicapped Accessible
Does Not Accept Cash
Does Not Accept Credit Cards

Visitor Reviews

  • Thursday April 19, 2012
    My story begins at the Alki Bakery for some scrumptious pasteries. After that, we head to Alki Beach Park to walk off the calories. Then we take a Segway tour, hit the Space needle, and go to the Golden India Curry House for dinner.
    — Scott
  • Monday April 16, 2012
    My journey started with a stroll along Alki Beach & ended up at the lighthouse. After that, we headed to see the Fremont Troll under the bridge, then for lunch at Pike Place Market & a coffee at the original Starbucks! Seattle is so much fun...can't wait to go back!
    — Ei-leen

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