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Alki Beach

1702 Alki Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98116 (West Seattle)
206 684 4075
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Ranked #27 of 212 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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Snoqualmie, Washington
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Alki beach has something for everybody. Great people watching sports such as volleyball running cycling etc, restaurants and scuba. Head down early for parking and a firepit to sAve for the evening

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British Columbia
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130 reviews 130 reviews
38 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We took the watertaxi to West Seattle and the free shuttle bus to Alki Beach. Cute little enclave of restaurants and shops along the beach with spectacular views of the Seattle waterfront and downtown.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Ok, it's Seattle, so you can't expect a Caribbean like Beach. However, the beach is nice and clean, and the water was very clear. I took the free shuttle to the beach and walked all the way back to the water Taxi. There are plenty of benches and restaurants on the way to rest if you get tired, thirsty or... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is the place that my family have to visit every year. Beautiful views, friendly people. We just feel happy every time we visit. We usually spend a few hours at there. Love it.

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Vancouver, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I took the water taxi from Pier 50 over to West Seattle, then hopped on the free shuttle #775 to Alki Beach, and I was in love! The ride over on the taxi was a treat in itself, where you can sit inside, outside, or stand at the front for the ten minute ride across. Good to check when the... More

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Denver, Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Alki Beach is very pretty but not a place I'd want to swim which is why I'm giving it 4 stars because for me I like to swim when I'm at a beach. A lot of beach volleyball courts and leagues are set up here though. The reason I wouldn't swim is the water is cold and murky. I should... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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262 reviews 262 reviews
116 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Nice spot to visit if you are in Seattle, but I can't imagine trying to find a parking space on a weekend --- We visited on a Thu for lunch, and we had to drive around for a while before we finally found a spot on a side street. Enjoyed walking the "promenade" along the water. No seals :-( but... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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355 reviews 355 reviews
116 attraction reviews
392 helpful votes 392 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Alki Beach -- Seattle's only beach -- has much to offer, such as a wide strip of sand; swimming (very cold water, though); exquisite views of the Seattle skyline; wildlife viewing, including seal pups at this time of year (August); an array of restaurants in most price categories; and pedal- buggy, bicycle and kayak rentals. On sunny summer days, people... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
31 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

nice place to walk (we were there for an art show) - the beach area is small and the sand seems trucked in from a hardware store but I've been spoiled with great beaches elsewhere in the world. There is a nice long walk with pretty views. I would spend several hours here, if the weather was right. Plenty of... More

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Seattle, Washington
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184 reviews 184 reviews
87 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

As I'm sure everyone and their brother knows, this is the only beach in Seattle. While it can't compare to a beach in Florida, it is quite nice! There is always something going on and plenty of restaurants nearby!

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