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Alki Beach, Seattle

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View the city skyline, glimpse orcas and sea lions offshore, and play beach volleyball at Alki Beach. Rent kayaks and paddleboards, ride a bike down the paved path, and roller-skate while you take in the views of the nearby mountain ranges. Eat and drink at one of the many nearby restaurants, or pack food to eat at the picnic tables. Street parking is available nearby, but it fills quickly--consider taking the ferry from the city and then the free shuttle bus to the beach instead. Our Seattle holiday planner makes visiting Alki Beach and other Seattle attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Spent an afternoon at the park. Quite relaxing overall however the beach area is not very well maintained. The bathrooms at the bathing house were absolutely disgusting. The port-a-potties on site wer...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Went to West Seattle for a wedding on the beach. Never have been to that part of Seattle before and it was utterly charming. Funky beach, funky restaurants, wonderful eccentric architecture, funky peo...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Was able to find a parking spot on a late morning during a week day. The board walk is great for taking a leisure stroll, or taking time out to enjoy the view. There are plenty of food establishments ...  more »

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