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Alki Beach, Seattle

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#2 of 38 in Beaches in Washington State
Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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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  • Very scenic and nice walking a bike paths. Great view of the ships and ferry’s. Nice restaurants and shops. A very lovely fun place to visit. 
    Very scenic and nice walking a bike paths. Great view of the ships and ferry’s. Nice restaurants and shops. A very lovely fun place to visit.  more »
  • Nice little stretch of beach to stroll along that offers great views of the water and a Seattle city view. We stopped for a bite to eat a great Mexican restaurant. Glad we visited. 
    Nice little stretch of beach to stroll along that offers great views of the water and a Seattle city view. We stopped for a bite to eat a great Mexican restaurant. Glad we visited.  more »
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  • One of Seattle's best beaches. Main strip has restaurants, coffee, bike rentals, and retail shops. Very cool neighborhood.
  • beautiful west facing sunset views on one side and then incredible views of all of downtown from the space needle to the stadiums. youll see tons of ferrys and other boats as they go between westside and the various islands alki is a very busy place on nice days/evenings in the summer. expect lots of cars cruising, and people on the beach, having fires, riding bicycles, scooters, roller bladers, runners, walkers ect .. if you head to the far end by the lighthouse there's barely anyone (thats where i prefer it 😊)

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