In West Seattle, you’ll find a popular summer spot that’s big with locals and visitors alike, Alki Beach. It was at Alki, where European pioneers first settled in Seattle back in the mid-19th century! The beach is huge and great for playing catch with a football or baseball, lounging out in the sun, and taking a dip in the water. There are plenty of great restaurants and local shops along the beach, but fair warning: finding parking can be tricky.
In North Seattle, Golden Gardens Park is arguably the best sandy beach in the area. The park and beach are expansive and there’s plenty to see and do on a sunny summer day. Bring your friends, a cooler full of food and drinks and roll out the beach blankets. Once the sun sets, if you came early enough to claim a fire pit, you can enjoy s’mores roasted on your beachfront campfire!