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Golden Gardens Park

Open Now: 6:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Open today: 6:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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Finally nice weather

We have been here a few times but it usually too cold to sit and swim. This time the weather was... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Saundra P
Missoula, Montana
Great beach experience!

Parking can be dicey, but otherwise this is a terrific park. Very nice beach, lots of areas to sit... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sue W
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You won't find gold here, nor gardens, but with all the sand, sun and surf on this lovely beach, you won't even notice.
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8499 Seaview Place NW, Seattle, WA 98117
+1 206-684-4075
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Reviewed yesterday

We have been here a few times but it usually too cold to sit and swim. This time the weather was perfect! not too crowded which was nice.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Saundra P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parking can be dicey, but otherwise this is a terrific park. Very nice beach, lots of areas to sit, a cute café. On a nice day it is beautiful but I'm guessing it would be a fun beach walk even in weather that is overcast...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Sue W
Reviewed June 10, 2019

Golden Gardens is a scenic, quiet spot to stroll along the water and take in the beautiful surroundings. My toddler daughter LOVED running along the beach (a novelty to a resident of a landlocked state) and even rolling around in the sand. You can't help...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jennifer T
Reviewed June 9, 2019 via mobile

Nice little park and beach for a leisurely walk. The weather was warm and sunny, so a lot of people were out, barbecuing and playing sports. There was even a wedding in the park. Good option for a summer's day. There is also parking close...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank L F
Reviewed June 5, 2019

We stopped here for a few hours with our family group and sat in the shade while the kids played on the new playground equipment. This is a nice place to get away from the crowded city and relax. Parking is free, but the park...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Helen F
Reviewed May 14, 2019

I try to visit on the "off times". A nice weekday, or sunset...not so much during the weekends during the summer. (It will get very crowded and parking can be a challenge). But it definitely needs to be on your list of parks to visit....More

Date of experience: May 2019
8  Thank Alec D
Reviewed May 4, 2019

Large parking lot and it’s relatively “free” (2 HR grace period). The Park is located on the Puget Sound in the Ballard District of Seattle. The shoreline is probably ¾” mile long with “fine” granite sandy beaches and ample grass area behind it. Great place...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Travel_Guy_2015
Reviewed April 23, 2019

We went on a morning where it wasn't very busy, but there were still people combing the beach. This is an excellent spot to take pictures and watch a sunset. You can see snow capped mountains on the horizon, and there is opportunity to gather...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank BigRobUTSA
Reviewed April 19, 2019 via mobile

Good beach, great walking path. Beautiful sunset views. Ideal getaway from Seattle's hustle and bustle.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Shannon_E_G76
Reviewed April 6, 2019

You can park near the water on weekdays. Weekends your better off parking at the top. No charge. Miles of trails with Puget Sound views or walks along a creek up hill into the woods including an old orchard area.

Date of experience: March 2019
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May 22, 2019|
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Response from jhjdh | Reviewed this property |
I Have always seen many people having fires on the beach, so i think it is okay. However, a quick phone call to the beach department never hurts
Regina B
July 27, 2018|
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Response from Sue M | Reviewed this property |
There were lots of pets there
Frishy A
June 20, 2018|
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Response from TartanCat57 | Reviewed this property |
It is all dependent on the tides. Low tides, you will find tidepools and it is safer for the kids. High tides you will probably not find tidepools