Outdoor Seattle


Alki Beach

AlkaiAlki Beach Park, runs from Alki Point to Duwamish Head on Elliott Bay (135.9 acres). It’s a great spot for a 2.5 mile walk any time of year, and in the summer draws joggers, rollerbladers, volleyball players, beachcombers, sunbathers, bicyclists and strollers out to enjoy the sun.  The beech is open from 4 AM to 11:30 PM.  This is one of the busiest and most popular Seattle parks.

The widened path that runs the length of the park accommodates both foot and bike traffic in both directions.  If you come early you will find parking along Alki Ave. SW. There are picnic tables, a bathhouse housing, an art studio, and restrooms at the south (Alki Point) end of the beach

The water temperature ranges from 46 to 56 degrees Fahrenheit.

The north end of the beach is protected by a bulkhead, and flanked by cottages. The whole beach offers spectacular views of Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains, and the flotilla of ferries, sailboats, steamships and other craft. At a small sea walled square you will see the old 2.5-ton anchor dredged up by the Nor’West Divers Club and secured at the site.

Alkai The beach enjoys minus tides that reveal a wide expanse of sandy beach. Partly protected by a seawall, Alki Beach is a summer park destination. The park begins at Alki Pointand extends 2.5 miles to Duwamish Head, the mouth of the Duwamish River.



King County Metro Online Trip Planner

By Car

  • Take the West Seattle Bridge (1702 Alki Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116-1817
  • take the West Seattle Bridge to West Seattle
  • take the ramp towards Harbor Ave/Avalon Way
  • turn right onto Harbor Ave SW
  • Bear Left on Alki Ave SW
  • Alki Beach Park is on your right (1702 Alki Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116-1817)


Parking can be difficult during the summer so come early.  Look for on street parking.


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