Golden Gardens Park
Golden Gardens Park
4.5
6:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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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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  • Old Pro
    Seattle, Washington2,457 contributions
    Something unique
    The best thing about this park is you can probably see some of the best sunsets in Seattle from the shoreline. The second best thing is that is one Of many parks that has drive-up access right to the shore. There's not a whole lot to do here Other than strolling on the beach and looking out over the water. But, I think that's kind of the point. There's also a Sandy area if you want to come sunbathe in the summer. If you're not got nothing better to do. This is a decent place to spend a few hours. Like I said, especially at sunset.
    Visited February 2020
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 8, 2020
  • Jason Hennig
    Renton, Washington318 contributions
    A Lovely Park
    A beautiful park to walk along the beach in the twilight. They allow beach fires, which makes evenings an extra fun experience. In the summer, it gets extremely busy, so we went in winter and found that the sights are just as lovely!
    Visited January 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 9, 2023
  • Oremo Ochillo
    8 contributions
    The PLace to be in Summer
    Great place to spend an afternoon in the Summer with friends. Watch the boats, layout in the sun or join in on a game of beach volleyball. On the weekends parking can be tricky so just be prepared to walk to your spot. They do have bathrooms available and a little food but that serves coffee and drinks.
    Visited June 2021
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 21, 2021
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nationalbiscuit
Seattle, WA573 contributions
Aug 2020
Wow truly beautiful. We came here on a 90 degree day so of course there was no parking. If you park on the street above and use the stairs to go down, definitely just use caution and your best judgement. I would love to come again when it's not as busy! The sand was super hot and the water was ice cold but it's exactly what you want from a beach :) I can't wait to come again!
Written August 18, 2020
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Jessie810
Singapore, Singapore209 contributions
Dec 2013 • Family
We spent a beautiful summer evening here in July with a fire (shhh) and saw a gorgeous sunset. We went back in December on a Sunday morning for a walk in the brisk air - all was good. We got back to our car and saw that all our things were gone and we checked the trunk to find that everything was GONE. Someone had broken into the car with an automatic lock popping contraption and took everything. We found out later on that it's a high spot for car theft and robberies. Watch your things!
Written February 16, 2014
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Alec D
Seattle, WA2,743 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
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. Just watching the boats can be relaxing...bring a picnic!
Written May 14, 2019
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ZeeGee808
Honolulu, HI229 contributions
Jun 2015 • Friends
Living in Hawaii I know I'm spoiled about beaches, so I'm trying to be as objective as possible. Also, Seattlites tell me that this is a local favorite for many so I'm sure it is much loved...but I felt pretty meh about it. My rundown:
1. Parking is out of control on a weekend, go early if you want a spot.
2. They lock the fire pits until the evening, so if you want to bbq and such before that you have to have your own grill.
3. The view is ok. Nothing too much to see. And the beach right at the water's edge is pretty rocky and full of sea weed.
4. They have a bathroom facility, but it's pretty disgusting. There was no soap for most of the day, and some stalls had no toilet paper.
5. It is a relatively small piece of beach, so it gets pretty packed...but I have to say we met a lot of nice people that were doing the same as us with bonfires and volleyball, even some people with slack lines!
6. Just a strange fact...the sand is very "dirty"...I don't know how else to explain it other than that as when we came off the beach after the day all of our feet were black. I'm not used to that after a day on a beach...so just an aside.
Overall, the beach itself and their facilities was a "meh" for me, but for a large group of us, it ended up a wonderful meeting spot and I had an excellent time. Would definitely come for a party again, but can't say I would want to come back for a "day at the beach".

Written June 23, 2015
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515cey
Fallston, MD91 contributions
Jul 2017
We (4 adults, 13 year old, 8 year old) visited this park on a Sunday, at low tide. It was great and we spent a few hours wandering around the tide pools. Experts from the Seattle Aquarium were there to tell us what was what. They were knowledgeable as were so many of the locals who were kind to us and shared their knowledge.
We touched sea cucumbers, crabs, starfish, sea anemones, and so much more.
We highly recommend checking this out, at low tide.
The rest of the park looked nice too. There was a food truck, outside showers, volleyball and lots more.
Parking is limited so arrive early.
Written August 7, 2017
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Seattletravel_11
Seattle, WA93 contributions
Apr 2013 • Family
This is a great little beach that is typical for Seattle. There is sand, a play area (recently redone) for children, firepits, grills, and a walk with a little bridge (the garden). There is never enough parking, so carpooling is a good idea. If you are a tourist, go January 1 to watch or participate in the Polar Bear swim.
Written May 28, 2013
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dmade
Bellevue, WA3 contributions
Golden Gardens is a great place to spend a summer day. It is popular for taking a romantic stroll, for kids to play in the shallow stream with the sand and for families to have a large picnic at one of the shelters that can be reserved. The park has many firepits along the beach for evening bonfires.
The bathhouse has a small concession stand and a recently remodeled space inside that can be rented for meetings, parties and weddings. I've booked my wedding there and have been to one there as well.
At low tide, you can walk north to another park in the Greenwood area. Just make sure to time the tide right to make it back!
The park closes at 11PM.

More information: seattle.gov/parks/parkspaces/Golden.htm
Written July 9, 2007
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lynnfelton
Seattle, WA23 contributions
Jun 2019
This is a really sweet beach and park area in Seattle. My friends and I went there so very often when we were in highschool, and basked on the beach and met all our friends there.
Written October 8, 2019
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LovetoTravel58653
Olympia, WA106 contributions
Jul 2015 • Family
The beach, with real sand, is wide offering plenty of room to find a great spot. The view is stunning. I recommend bringing your own food. There was a concession stand offering snacks, however the selection was limited. Parking can be a challenge.
Written July 16, 2015
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Stacy L
West Palm Beach, FL194 contributions
Very easy to access the beach!!! The park also has beautiful views of the bay with mountains in the background, volleyball nets, playground, trail, snack bar with ice cream. Great park!!
Written July 29, 2014
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