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“Nice park, but not a lot of parking and goose poop issues”

Newcastle Beach Park
Ranked #12 of 44 things to do in Bellevue
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Seattle
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice park, but not a lot of parking and goose poop issues”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

This park is not far from our home. It is right on Lake Washington, has a small beach, swimming area and a nice sized dock. You can rent one of three picnic area's and kids will enjoy the play area or walking loop trail into the woods and along the lake.

It has a nice expanse of grass to play in, but when we were there at the end of August the grass and the beach were covered with goose poop, so much so that I wouldn't let my kids play in the sand or swim. Yuck.

Dogs are not allowed at this park from early June to September 15th.

Visited August 2013
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1 review
“Great park.. but little parking space”
Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

Great park for quick bbq with waterfront view. Lacks parking space, which can be annoying during weekends on nice days. Good for picnics but not working out due to its size.

Visited May 2013
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White Rock, B.C.
2 reviews
“Pretty lake spot”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

This proved to be a quiet and beautiful setting on Lake Washington with ample picnic space. It's good for families.

Visited August 2013
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Bellevue, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Cheap outing but parking can be a challenge”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is our beach park. If we want to get away for a quick outside meal by the lake we go to here. Just off I-405 but down the hill and across the old railway line. The beach is clean and the swimming area is sheltered by a jetty and walkway with steps down into the swimming area. There is a pontoon moored in the center of the swimming area and buoys to ensure boats do not encroach. Normally there are lifeguards on duty - just in case.

There is a play area for the young kids. The grass area is big enough to allow the older users to kick or throw a ball. If you want to use the cooking facilities make sure you book them in advance. The tables for these are under a roof which offers shade or cover come rain or shine. There are also tables with benches scattered around the park for those who want to sit and eat.

The biggest issue is the parking. It has a great area which when full expands to a grassed parking section. When this is full people start to park on the roadway. Parking is both and issue and a blessing. The lack of parking limits the number of users.

It is still the place to go and the kids always find friends from school there.

Visited June 2013
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Seattle
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great park and beach”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Awesome park and beach area for the family and friends. Parking can be a challenge if you are late. There are plenty of picnic tables and a covered picnic area you can reserve through the city. Flat grassy area to set up volleyball net and a nice playground for the kids. The beach is nice for the kids to play on and there is a restroom by the beach. You can launch kayaks or canoes from the beach area too.

Visited July 2013
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