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Alki Beach

1702 Alki Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98116 (West Seattle)
206 684 4075
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Ranked #29 of 206 attractions in Seattle
Type: Beaches
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: Alki Beach is located in a Seattle neighborhood called "West Seattle."  Alki Beach offers an expansive view of the Elliott Bay.  West toward the... more »
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Olympia, Washington
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109 reviews 109 reviews
29 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

A beautiful view of Seattle is available from this beach and the area has a nice beach community fill unfortunately it's not a Southeastern or Hawaiian beach.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

It is definitely the best beach we could find in Seattle and it was definitely fun place to fly a kite and be on the sand. Not real sunny and water cold, but what do you expect in Seattle! not a very large beach (but very long) but worth going to

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Washington, DC
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Visited on a recent day that began greyish (but clear) and ended up sunny. The park offers easy flat trails for walking and amazing views of the Seattle skyline and the bay. Took a break and enjoyed a cup of coffee in one of the cute shops along the beach. Definitely recommend it as a great place for a leisurely... More

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Dublin, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

My husband and I came on a cloudy day after snow, so we were not able to see much of the Seattle skyline. But what we did see was beautiful! I can only imagine what it would be like on a clear day! It was funny to see snow on a beach, and even funnier to see snowmen all over... More

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Washington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Alki is a great place for enjoying the beach when it's warm. When it's chilly, Alki is still a beautiful places for a walk, fabulous photo ops of the Salish Sea and the Seattle skyline. Sunsets are fabulous, especially from the south end of the beach. Need to warm up? Pop into one of the many coffee shops or cafes.... More

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Kuala Lumpur
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

My friend and I came here to see New Year's fireworks from the Space Needle. Unfortunately, Seattle remains incredibly foggy and we could barely see any fireworks from where we were. Also, there were many marijuana users around us. With the atrocious smell, cold weather and no fireworks, needless to say, we were a little disappointed.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

When I was there, it was a bit cold and windy, so I didn't stay long. The view of Seattle is great and great for some scenic photos.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Alki beach and surrounding area is awesome. During the warm months there is no other place to go. Nice eateries in the area, beach volley ball, bicycles, simply perfect. A must see while in Seattle. Enjoy

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Portland, Oregon
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94 reviews 94 reviews
43 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

I almost don’t want to review Alki Beach because I don’t want everyone to flock there. However, a visit to Alki Beach is a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle of downtown Seattle. I took the water taxi from the waterfront and then hopped on the FREE shuttle to the beach area. A lovely path follows the waterline and... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

There are a lot of parks along Harbor Ave that offer an amazing view of all that Seattle has to offer. This hole area is perfect for a stroll. You have the beach, there are some nice restaurants close by and it's very easy to get to and very close to the city.

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