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Guide: 10 of the best beaches in and around Seattle

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Well folks it looks like summer might actually be here to stay. So with that in mind, we thought you might be interested in heading to the beach in the near future. And with so many beaches in Seattle, it’s hard to choose one. Here are 10 of the best beaches around Seattle.

Denny-Blaine Park

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This is a great spot if you want to sit on Lake Washington. And 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

Alki Beach

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Of course, we have to include Alki. After all, it’s one of the best places to enjoy the Puget Sound and views of Seattle. Not to mention there are tons of restaurants in the area that will ensure you have the tastiest day at the beach.

Where: 1702 Alki Ave SW

Madison Park Beach

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This is another great spot for enjoying all that Lake Washington has to offer. You can relax on the grassy hill and take a quick dip in the swimming area. Plus you can always stop at one of the restaurants in the area for a tasty bite to eat.

Where: 4201 E Madison St

Magnuson Park

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You might be scratching your head at this one. Because well, Magnuson doesn’t really have any beaches. Well, beaches in the classic sense that is. But what Magnuson does have is many great spots along the shoreline to chill and swim. And in our books, that’s a beach and more!

Where: 7400 Sand Point Way NE

Discovery Park

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If you want a little bit of everything in a day spent at the beach then you should head to Discovery Park. This park has it all, hiking, beaches, and a whole lot more. Plus its one of the best beaches on the sound and the lighthouse is pretty dang cool.

Where: 3801 Discovery Park Blvd

Golden Gardens Park

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Ah yes probably Seattle’s most classic beach, Golden Gardens is the ultimate summer hang out spot. And it just so happens to be huge which is great for social distancing and if you’re planning on going with a few friends. Just be prepared because this beach is pretty much always packed.

Where: 8498 Seaview Place NW

Carkeek Park

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If you like going for long walks on the beach Carkeek Park is the place to do it. Just be sure you know your tide tables. Because if you don’t you could get stuck. That being said, this is one of the best beaches for views of the Olympics.

Where: 950 NW Carkeek Park Rd

Chism Beach Park

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If you’re up to make the trek across the lake this is a great and somewhat secret spot. And it has picnic benches, a dock and lots of space to soak up the sun. Not to mention you can see across to Seattle on sunny days.

Where: 9600 SE 11th St, Bellevue, WA

Lincoln Park

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Here’s another West Seattle gem. Lincoln Park is a great place to take a nice stroll and enjoy a waterfront trail. And as this park is quite big there are tons of places to relax and picnic in a socially distanced way.

Where: 8011 Fauntleroy Way

Andover Place

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Well, it turns out West Seattle really has us covered when it comes to Seattle beaches. And Andover Place is another very sneaky beach that you might otherwise miss. So because of its hidden nature, you might just get a somewhat private beach experience.

Where: 4000 Beach Drive SW

This guide should tide you over for now. After all, we’ve covered pretty much every beach worth visiting. And before we go please remember to bring your mask and be prepared for busy beaches. But make sure you have some fun too. Enjoy the beach!

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