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“Beautiful but insanely crowded in summer”
Review of Alki Beach

Alki Beach
Ranked #19 of 457 things to do in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Beach made famous in a scene from the movie "Sleepless in Seattle" where Tom Hanks flies a kite with his son.
Reviewed December 20, 2012

We live in West Seattle, on the opposite side from Alki Beach. Whenever we want to go to one of our favorite pizza places (Pegasus, right on Alki Drive) we always weigh factors: is it a weekend? Is it a nice summer day? If the answer to both of those questions is 'yes' then we avoid Alki altogether. On nice summer days the entire stretch of Alki beach is swarming with thousands and thousands of people. Parking is impossible, lines to restaurants are long and, well, there are just tons of people everywhere. That said, Alki is a lovely place at other times of the year, or later in the evening when most of the hordes have gone elsewhere. If you are the kind of person who likes crowds then go ahead and join the throngs. We will wait until you leave before we venture forth to Alki.

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Reviewed December 16, 2012

Nice walking path near the beach with several restaurants across the street. It's in West Seattle across from the downtown area. I heard you can take a water taxi summer months. Lots of people and their dogs were walking in this area. I thought this was a great place to get out and walk along with beach on a cool day. It also has great views of the Seattle skyline.

Thank lini04
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Reviewed December 13, 2012

Great view of downtown, you can watch the Ferry's go by. One of two Seattle sand beaches on the sound. Beach Volleyball in the summer. A good place to rollerblade, or walk.

Thank Mike R
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

Epic views of mountains, city and sound!
This peninsula captures the essence of Seattle and an insight into northwest living!
Non-touristy and discover for yourself all Alki has to offer!
Enjoy!

Thank Soulshine009
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

Went to Alki Beach to have fun and seat back in relax. And we did both my oldsest son skateboarded around and my youngest son played in the sand it was an incredible visit.

1  Thank Steve-W-11-22
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