Richmond Beach Saltwater Park

Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, Shoreline: Address, Richmond Beach Saltwater Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Richmond Beach Saltwater Park

Richmond Beach Saltwater Park
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Lee Lageschulte
Shoreline, WA39 contributions
Feb 2020
The trail above Richmond Beach is a winner, thousands of people walk the trail and enjoy the magnificent views and sunsets. The beach is a great place to walk the dog, look for treasures from the sea and enjoy the smell of salt water. Looking at the snow covered Olympic Mountains is always a treat.
Written February 12, 2020
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wireless_in_CA
United States4,561 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
We need a beach break with the dog and my daughter found this as we were driving towards Seattle. It was a little out of the way but was a good stop.

There were multiple levels of parking as we wound our way down from the road. The upper parking was closest to the children’s playground. The lower still had space and was “closest” to the beach. By close you still had to walk down a small incline (paved), cross a bridge over the train tracks before actually touch the beach. Added maybe 5 minutes or so depending on your pace.

Bathrooms were available though I don’t recommend using them unless you want to hold your breath.

A large sign introduced the reader to many of the whales, dolphins, seals, otters, etc that could be visible. The best time for whale watching was in the fall and winter ( we were too early).

We walked a little ways up and down the beach but could not see anything except for boats in the distance. The rocks were a bit painful on the dog’s paws so he just jumped up onto a log and waited. Lots of driftwood were scattered all over the beach and the water was a bit too cold to think of going in. Waves were minimal but would have reconsidered if there was some sun.

Some families and couples were about but it was quiet and we were able to just enjoy a little fresh ocean air. At least until a 50 car plus freight train came rumbling behind us.
Written September 17, 2021
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DRWD
Shoreline, WA2 contributions
Richmond Beach Salt Water park is lovely semi-urban park offering great views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains, short hikes, kite surfing, a playground, and ample beach front. Open dawn-to-dusk, the park is a fine place to have a picnic or to fly a kite, and a great spot to enjoy the local scenery.
Written February 11, 2009
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PathoSteve
Charlottetown, Canada35 contributions
Jul 2013
The only positive thing I can say about this campground is that is cheap and relatively close to Seattle downtown (approximately 15-20min drive). The camp is underneath an overpass and is close to the (very busy) Seattle Airport, so it is extremely loud. If you stay, just be prepared that it won't be a quiet and relaxing visit.
Written July 22, 2013
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Bernice S
North Carolina Mountains, NC22 contributions
Jul 2017
Ready for a nice steep safe walk downhill or steep car drive down? The view at the top is spectacular! The skyblue skyline was beautiful. Today there were no clouds. There you can see the ferry ships. See Mt. Rainer mountain range. Smell the salt air. Unfortunately the water is too cold to swim. There is plenty of driftwood scattered on the beach to sit on. Families can relax and throw rocks. Fly a kite. Bring lunch to eat on the beach. Go kayaking. There is a public restroom. No beach fires though. Children can play on the playground. Bring your dog as long as your pick up with your pooper scooper and dispose. Enjoy!
Written July 15, 2017
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Kathy J
Spokane, Washington, United States11 contributions
Apr 2013
We came here on our Spring Break trip. We have a Discover Pass and this is the first time we used it. We as a family wanted to see ocean life in tide pools. Our trip here did not disappoint. We happened to come by as the tide left and we got to see Mussels, Crabs, Clams and Snails. We had a great time here. It is a little hard to get to beach, but very much worth it. There are picnic tables and it would be great to stay all day long.
Written April 7, 2013
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Wildwoodatheart
Santa Rosa, CA784 contributions
Jun 2019
I needed some beach time, so my dog and I took a drive to check this beach out. There are great views of Puget Sound from the top of the park, but we parked in the lower lot, as I have some mobility issues. My dog and I walked down to the beach and were able to find a nice quiet spot to sit and look at the view. It was a bit chilly for swimming, but my dog liked wandering at water's edge. Be sure to bring your doggie clean up bags with you! I honestly can't remember if they provided any up near the parking lot. This is a nice thin, sandy strip of beach. On the upper side of the lower parking lot, there is a playground area for kids, and lots of room for kids to run around.
Written August 5, 2019
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806traveller2
Shoreline, WA114 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
A marvelous, versatile park. Leave your car in the lower parking lot, cross the bridge over the railroad tracks and walk on the beach! Come back to the parking lot and take the stairs up to the pirate ship playground! There's also a human sundial. Park in one upper lot and walk to the south across the field for a spectacular view of Puget Sound. Lots to do!
Written January 15, 2019
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rafikiknights
Shoreline, WA35 contributions
Sep 2018
Many areas to be alone To meditate or to have a group gathering, tables available by the beach or on upper level, great place to get exercise up the stairs, down the beach or the upper trail. One of my favorite places close to home.
Written October 2, 2018
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H. Family
6 contributions
Aug 2018
We went here hoping to see tide pools, but ended up having a great time any way despite no tide pools! We loved the nice beach area to walk and explore! Also, great parking and nice playground. Easy access to beach!
Written August 27, 2018
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