Visit Alki Beach

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Distance

1 miles

Route Type

Point-to-Point

Added by Austin Johnson

This is Seattle's closest thing to a California beach. There is kayaking, beach volleyball courts, fire pits, and so much more!

There is parking for about a mile along Alki Ave. SW, however it quickly fills up quickly so get there early. The beach is about a mile long and since there is little parking there is a good chance you will need to walk a fair distance. 

There are many things to do at this beach. There are kayak, paddle-board, rollerblade, and bike rentals all along the beach. Six fire-pits are also sporadically placed along the beach and are able to be used at a first come first serve basis. 

Overall, if you are in Seattle on a nice day, this is a must see location. 

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about 2 months ago

The easiest way to get away from the city

This is as close as you can get to being in california without leaving seattle. Alki feels like a beach town. Go on a hot summer evening and you will not remember you are in Seattle. Paddleboarding to the lighthouse is a great side trip. Bring a snorkle and mask and you will most likely see some cool ocean life.

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7 months ago

Great view of the city skyline!

Alki Beach offers a beautiful view of the downtown Seattle skyline. At night it is especially beautiful to see the city lights reflected on the water.

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