We all love a good lay in the sun during summer. And sometimes you don’t want tan lines which is totally fair. Despite our state’s hippy-dippy past, you might be surprised to learn that there aren’t as many nude or clothing-optional beaches around the Sound as you might expect. That being said here’s where you can find clothing-optional beaches in & around Seattle.

Denny-Blaine Park


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First off, this is a great spot if what you really want to do is sit on Lake Washington. What’s extra nice about Denny-Blaine is that it’s not your typical beach. In fact, it has a terraced grass design so you don’t have to worry about getting sand everywhere. Oh, and it’s clothing-optional!

Where: 200 Lake Washington Blvd E

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Howell Park


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This is one of the only other places in Seattle where you can sit in the sun and not worry about getting a tan line. Because Howell Park is a nude beach! It’s a smaller-sized park with a sloping hill that leads right down into Lake Washington. So you can either lay in the sun, go for a dip, or both!

Where: 1740 Howell Pl

Dogfish Beach


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If you’re planning to head up north, Dogfish Beach is a clothing-optional beach near Bellingham. It’s privately owned by a shellfish company so be sure to remove any trash that you bring in. The beach is comprised of two smaller beaches and is on the rockier side so don’t

Where: 100 Chuckanut Drive, Bow, WA

Enjoy the beaches!