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“Great place to hang out”

Golden Gardens Park
Ranked #36 of 470 things to do in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 15, 2013

Once I got past my disappointment that one cannot swim here (much too cold!), I really came to love this beautiful beach park. There are places to cook out and picnic as well as a playground. There is a building with bathrooms and a snack concession stand. The beach is large and clean.
There are a number of firepits on the beach. Pick up some firewood at any supermarket and come before sundown to watch the beautiful sunset from your firepit while toasting marshmallows. Pick a night when there will be a full moon but get there early to get a firepit. Making a fire that is not in a firepit will get you in trouble as the park is regularly patrolled.

Thank SuBen7510
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Visit this beach anytime of the year for fantastic views of the Puget Sound and Olympic mountain range. Calm and peaceful. You can also play volleyball if you want.

Thank wholenessmoving
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

I'm in Seattle from the East coast visiting friends. After watching the sunset at Golden Gardens, I texted a friend back home to say, "Seattle might have just won my heart." It was beautiful. Water, sail boats, mountains. It's a great place to walk the beach, sit in the grass, sing around a bonfire, watch the sunset behind the Olympic mountains. The sand does make your feet and clothes super dirty (almost black) so be careful about that, but otherwise definitely recommend this spot. It's so picturesque.

1  Thank Heidi H
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

This place is great! get out there early to stake a spot at a fire pit if you're planning on having a bonfire in the evening.

1  Thank mberthet04
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

If you're looking for a local area to hang out, picnic, or enjoy the waterfront - this is the beach for you! It's got ample parking - and it's free! There are a beach-house - for bathrooms, and water spickets to rinse of your feet of body. There's some green area if you want to throw a frisbee around; picnic areas - which include picnic tables and some grills; and a great kid's playground. There's also a path that runs the legnth of the park - and goes into the boat launch area - if you need to take a short walk.

Definitely a nice area! But I hear it gets busy on nice sunny weekends! (we went there on a Monday)

1  Thank vo129
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