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Alki Beach, Seattle

4.5
#1 of 6 in Beaches in Seattle
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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  • great for people watching. Bring your bike or your board both are welcome or just rent. Lots of eating spots for all budgets. Great for volleyball , and a great sand beach. Parking can be a problem so...  more »
  • I guess I am one of those lucky Canadians who has an American daughter owning a place on 59th Street, and I could walk down to the beach any time. On a recent visit to Seattle we took full advantage o...  more »
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  • A must see place for anyone who visits Seattle. The views are enough to go for. There is also plenty of space for walking, biking, long boarding, or whatever you enjoy. It gets pretty packed on weekends, but always worth it there is a park one block behind the waterfront where kids can run around or play on the swings. There are plenty of food, ice cream and coffee options. Places tend to close earlier so always check on that before you make your way out.
  • Is a good place to take pictures of Seattle downtown, walk a bit and see the sunset. But could be quite busy and hard to find parking. Also could have a lot of traffic. Better to come via boat from Seattle then by car sometimes.
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