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An Urban Beach Town?

In West Seattle you must drop down to Alki. There could be a festival or beach volley ball going... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dick B
Kansas City, Missouri
Lovely beach with nice view

Loved it. You can walk or rest in a restaurant in front of the ocean. If you walk towards Seattle... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marie C
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Beach made famous in a scene from the movie "Sleepless in Seattle" where Tom Hanks flies a kite with his son.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1702 Alki Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116-1817
+1 206-684-4075
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Reviewed 2 days ago

In West Seattle you must drop down to Alki. There could be a festival or beach volley ball going on. Several coffee shop and small restaurant. Even a brewery. People watching. You can do it all in a laid back small feeling place.

Thank Dick B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Originally we were going to have an engagement there but changed it to Kerry Park for the iconic view of Seattle. We decided to take the water taxi and check out this beach anyway. It is some sand and lots of rock so I am...More

Thank Adalin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved it. You can walk or rest in a restaurant in front of the ocean. If you walk towards Seattle, you will have a gorgeous view on the buildings, towers and skyline. Amazing!

Thank Marie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm sorry, but this area reminds me of California, but in a good way. So quaint, laid back and scenic with some interesting people hanging out. Cool little open air cafés and restaurants, great little beach with an awesome view. I've never had a whole...More

1  Thank JURatGNR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this beach on a cloudy day, but it was a restful spot to talk and walk and watch the birds.

Thank vagabunda2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The weekend brunch is OUTSTANDING! The variety and quality of the foods are fantastic, and there are chef, personal serving stations for pasta, carving station for meats, a large iced seafood section with shrimp, oysters and crab legs, and a dessert station where homemade small...More

Thank BrianBirnbaum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am biased because I lived here as a child, but even with all the changes the avenue has seen, this beach is still my favorite in the Seattle area. If you want a close parking spot you have to get an early start. Be...More

1  Thank BaeBae20
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beach is about 20 minutes from downtown. Parking can be frustrating, but once you find a spot the rest of the day is a breeze. There are some good restaurants in the area and it is an excellent place to get in a walk...More

1  Thank NanRam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice beach to relax, play volley ball, etc. wasn’t great for swimming when I visited - very rocky, water was ver cold, and there was a lot of seaweed. Still a nice relaxing day at the beach nonetheless without having to drive too far out...More

Thank Ameera B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely place to relax, breathe in the fresh air from the water and stroll along the sand or walkways. A charming place to stroll, wet your feet in the water, splash, rent a bike or people watch. Perhaps take a picnic lunch or...More

1  Thank Diana D
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September 18, 2018|
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Response from Alec D | Reviewed this property |
No you cannot drive or park on the beach
Rachel P
September 14, 2018|
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Response from Dlisa206 | Reviewed this property |
The ferry dock is down near pioneer square so I’d take a bus to nearer the ferry terminal. Then hop in the ferry to West Seattle. Passengers only. D
Emma G
August 11, 2018|
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Response from Dlisa206 | Reviewed this property |
Technically dogs aren’t allowed on any Seattle public beaches. In reality many people bring their dogs to the parks and beaches and if leashed aren’t tickets or a problem. I was recently with a dog owner walking on Alki. We... More