We all love a good lay in the sun during summer but sometimes you don’t want those pesky tan lines which is totally fair. Despite our state’s free loving 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 there are a few, here’s where you can find clothing optional beaches in and 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. Howell Park is one of the most popular clothing optional beaches in Seattle. 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 north of Seattle 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!