Olympic Beach is one of the beautiful waterfront parks in Edmonds. Olympic Beach is both a wonderful water-front walkway, as well as a sandy beach. There are interesting sculptures along the walkway that are very much Seattle. If you have not had a chance to set along the walk-way and enjoy the view across the water to the Olympics, or watched the ferries come and go, you are truly missing a wonderful experience. Rain or shine I find that the walk-way is one of those spots that can center me on a bad day when the stress starts to crowd out life. From the beach you can easily walk north along the waterfront to Brackett’s Landing South.
Brackett’s Landing South
On the south side of the ferry terminal is a sandy beach which is accessible by a short paved walkway through an area of rolling grass. Both sides of Brackett’s Landing together span a total of 6.5 acres.
Brackett’s Landing North
On the north side of the ferry terminal, Brackett’s Landing North is a beach named for one of the town’s pioneers. The beach runs alongside the 27-acre Edmonds Underwater Park for scuba divers. A paved walkway has benches for stopping to enjoy the view and continues out onto a jetty, where a telescope allows visitors to look toward the Kitsap Peninsula or Whidbey Island. There is parking, but it is limited. Faucets and an outdoor shower are available for rinsing off sand from the beach. There is also a restroom.