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Alki Beach, Seattle

Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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. Plan your visit to Alki Beach and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Seattle trip planner.
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  • LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS BEACH & IT'S SCENERY! I highly recommend spending a day here. Eat at Duke's right across the street. Wait for sunset and see amazing views of the night skyline in Seattle.  more »
  • Took the water taxi and free shuttle to Alki beach. Strolled along the beach and figured to take the shuttle back to the ferry terminal. Nothing spectacular worth visiting. If you were thinking of...  more »
  • My boyfriend I visit at the beach and it was absolutely stunning! The crowd was nice and the view was gorgeous. We love the strip because there’s so many things to do. There are lots of nice...  more »
  • Lighting was captivating in Alki over looking the city scape! Awesome view!
  • You can see Seattle skyline from here. Its quite beautiful . Great for pictures
  • My cousin used to live in Alki, and we would go to the beach all the time. Too bad they moved, so we rarely go there. :( But it's a nice beach.
  • Gorgeous beach, lovely neighborhoods nearby. Fabulous view of Space Needle from beach.
  • Beautiful little "beach town" people are really friendly here. There's real sand, but the water is pretty cold even in summer.

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