Perhaps you didn't know it before, but here in Seattle, you can spend a day at the beach soaking up the sun!
That's right, Seattle is home to one of the West Coast's most unique beaches, the 2-mile stretch known as Alki Beach. Full of a particular 'Pacific Northwest Charm', this beach area holds volleyball courts, tidepools, and plenty of restaurants, bars, and cafes. The beach area is strewn with driftwood trees and stripes of seaweed, and the water is around 46-56 degrees Fahrenheit, seasonally depending. Guests can enjoy bicycling, running, skateboarding, rollerblading, sunbathing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and picnicking while here.
The beach stretches from Duwamish Head to the historic Alki Point Lighthouse (pictured). Toward the eastern part of the beach, you can visit a monolith committed to the first settlers of the area in 1851. You can also see a 6ft tall Statue of Liberty, a reminder of 'Seattle's ongoing commitment to freedom, liberty, and openness as a city'. The Alki Point Lighthouse offers free tours as well.
Before you leave the beach area, grab a bite to eat at Blue Moon Burgers, Salty's on Alki, or Marination Ma Kai.
*Note* The West Seattle Water Taxi is a really quick and easy way to get here from downtown!