5.0Ruby Beach(1.273 reviews) - Quiet Beach if you Go Early in the Morning Beaches
Dramatic Pacific coast beach with a rugged shoreline.See more..
4.5Alki Beach(1.080 reviews) - A Beach For Exercising Spent 1-2 hours Beaches
Stretching over 2.5 miles, this long beach strip is one of the most popular beaches in Seattle, partly because it was featured in the film 'Sleepless in Seattle'. This nostalgic seaside town is a great escape from the city, just a short water taxi ride from downtown Seattle. Here, you can cycle down the bike paths, enjoy majestic views of the Olympic Mountains, join a free tour of Alki Lighthouse on summer afternoons, take a photo with a Statue of Liberty replica, and have some fish and chips at Spuds—Seattle’s first fast food restaurant. See the beach from a different vantage point on a harbor cruise or seaplane flight over Seattle. – TripadvisorSee more..
What a gorgeous display of nature! This beach is nice flat and hard to drive on. We were in a minivan with no issue. It wasn't too busy in March for us to be out and about and park anywhere with no worries of being hit or anything. Weren't many people out due to it being cold though so this may change in warmer months. Was fun to look for random rocks..we even found a piece of Kimberlite! Kites fly great here and the gulls will put on a pretty great show for some pieces of bread out the window. We really enjoyed our off season visit. This ocean is absolutely unsuitable for swimming even ankle deep I would avoid. The currents were wild and unpredictable. We saw the coast guard doing some practice drills for rescues while visiting nearby at the lighthouse. They said most that enter the water don't end well. Just fyi for those thinking of making this a swimming spot. But to see nature and enjoy the ocean it's a win.See more..
Always a great place to be but keep an eye on the kids. You can build a small beach fire away from the grassy area with driftwood but take your own wood anyway and some fire starter. Carefully climb up on the riprap and watch big freighters going through the channel and (sometimes) huge waves breaking on the jetty rocks. Sometimes you'll see a seal also, and plenty of gulls - no bouys though. We were there on a winter day with a cold wind howling and a little drizzle so we didn't stay long - just picked up some small pieces of driftwood to take home. It's better in the summer, but anytime is worth the visit. Also great after a big storm as all sorts of stuff floats up on the beach.See more..
4.5La Push Beach(205 reviews) - The most spiritual place I've ever been! Beaches
Beach with lots of surf: perfect for surfboarding and kayaking.See more..
4.5First Beach(124 reviews) - My new favorite beach. Beaches
I am a native Washingtonian and this is my first trip to this incredible beach. I believe it is my new favorite as I was fascinated by the huge trees that have washed up on the beach. The scene looking down the beach at the gigantic root balls and trees was impressive. It was sprinkling the day we were there with low temperatures but I was not deterred from looking at the trees.See more..
4.5Shi Shi Beach(117 reviews) - Muddy but nice Spent More than 3 hours Beaches
Considered one of the most beautiful beaches on the Washington Coast, this stretch of sand features tide pools, sea stacks and headlands, all abutted by a coastal forest.See more..
We had a great time, the water was cold but apart from that we had a lot of fun. No too many people and everyone was following social distance. The store and the gift shop was close (covid-19), the cafe is open until 2pm. Not sure if the boat rental is open.See more..
The was the last stop during our visit to Kirkland. This beach used to have a resort owned and operated by the Forbes family until they sold it King’s County. This fulfilled their wish to make their land public. More details were found on a market near the beach. Besides the well maintained beach, a boardwalk extended out into the lake in an L shape. A large playground was also being built and will someday entertain lots of kids. This parking lot had quite a bit of open spaces along with spots across the street so it makes it easier for many to enjoy once the weather warms up.See more..
This is a great beach and park. There is a section of just before the beach that has a playground for children; also, there is a nice beach area that you can use or just take in the great view. Near the park trail/pathway to go for a long walk to the Ferry or other beach areas in Edmonds. This is an amazing place to spend the day, I highly recommend it.See more..
Really enjoyed visiting Rosario Beach. Hiked from Rosario Beach to Bowman Bay to lighthouse point and Lottie point. Has awesome views and can't wait to go back to use my kayak on the bay. The water is a gorgeous greenish-blue. Some great vistas for photography. Also get a great view of the deception pass bridge from below from lighthouse point and lottie point. An easy hike to make with about 500 feet of elevation gain. But it's not all at once so it doesn't feel like you're constantly climbing. Easy for all age groups. You will need your discover pass to visit which is $35 for a year or $10 for a day.See more..
We do an annual family tent camping trip and this was our first visit to Twin Harbors Beach State Park. A beautiful park, with an easy trail walk to a beautiful Pacific Ocean beach. The sites were wooded and except for the separate RV area, most were quite nicely separated from neighboring sites. Hot showers for a small fee, nice and helpful rangers. Gas station/general store within walking distance. Nights were chilly and early mornings tended to be foggy so warmer gear was much appreciated at those times. We liked this state park a lot!See more..
The park is great. Nice vistas. Lots of grassy field. Party shelter. Wonderful sandy beach, pier, swimming, big play structure/area. grass, a few picnic tables, restrooms, sometimes a concession stand I think. nice river running thru it (protected area). no dogs allowed on the beach areas. Bring your own chairs for the beachfront. Parking can be a challenge (lot is small and very little street parking in the area.See more..
We've been going to Seahurst park for as long as we've lived in Washington (over 40 years). The kids really enjoyed it when they were little and it was a quick drive from home for an afternoon activity rather than a full day event driving to the coast. Now it's a great place to get a take-out lunch and enjoy the scenerySee more..
We felt the parking was tight but we got a spot after turning back and trying again after seeing several cars leave. This beach was awesome. We walked in it during low tide so we were able to see a ton of sand dollars, shells, and rocks. It was great. We had great views of Mt. Rainier too. It was our favorite beach we visited. See more..
We hiked to Third Beach one day while visiting Olympic National Park and I think it was my favorite hike in the park. It's just over a mile through rainforest down to the beautiful beach with wonderful views of the sea stacks. At the far end of the beach is Third Beach Falls, or Strawberry Bay Falls, a 100-foot waterfall that drops right into the ocean. From here, we climbed up Taylor Point Trail that required using fixed ropes. The trail led around the point and descended down to an unnamed beach that was even more beautiful. And not often you have to rappel down to get to the beach. Overall, an amazing hike, but keep in mind the tides as high tide can make spots difficult.See more..
A great park - some plaques describing different things, some sculptures and a few benches. The paths are well placed and kept clean. The scenery of the area and watching the ferry is beautiful.See more..
The trail above Richmond Beach is a winner, thousands of people walk the trail and enjoy the magnificent views and sunsets. The beach is a great place to walk the dog, look for treasures from the sea and enjoy the smell of salt water. Looking at the snow covered Olympic Mountains is always a treat.See more..
4.5Clayton Beach(31 reviews) - Advice or Suggestions Wanted Re Clayton Beach Beaches
An uncrowded beach with beautiful rock formations and coves.See more..
Decided to get out of the house today, and the kids voted to go somewhere with a beach. We hadn’t yet visited Sunnyside Beach, so we opted to check it out this morning. So glad we did and highly impressed! Such a beautiful area, great views, and a clean and friendly park with lots for kids to explore! Finding a beach with sandy spots and not just rocks was another huge bonus. Playground area was great, there were lots of picnic tables and benches for seating, bathrooms were extremely clean, drinking fountains were working, and there were showers past the sand volleyball court to rinse yourself off. When there’s not much open due to COVID, it is so nice to find a relaxing place to hang out. Parking is $5 cash (bring exact change). See more..
4.0Wintler Community Park(19 reviews) - Great park for a picnic lunch Thursday: 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM Spent < 1 hour Beaches • Parks • Scenic Walking Areas
Situated on the bank of the Columbia River, this 12.5-acre beach park has picnic tables, access to the Waterfront Renaissance Trail, restrooms (April-October) and fantastic view of the Columbia River and Mt. Hood. Vehicle fees are collected for use of the parking lot from Memorial Day through Labor Day. $5 per vehicle or $3 per motorcycle.See more..
Kirkland has done a great job with preserving land along the lake front for parks. The Doris Cooper Houghton Beach Park has a playground for young children, volleyball court, great dock for swimmers, a concession for paddle boards and plenty of benches to take in the spectacular lake views. Parking is available for 2 hours on a first come/first serve basis. See more..
The park is well maintained. It has a boat ramp, skate park, basketball, tennis, and volley courts, rest rooms, and small playground, in addition to pavilions and picnic tables. There is a small putting green course too. The highlight is the beach right on the lake. Parking is paid if the machine is working.See more..
While you can camp here, my family just went for the day. We took a picnic lunch, then walked & ran on the beach. It was a lot of fun. Skip rocks, climb on the driftwood or just enjoy the scenery. It was Memorial Day, yet it wasn't crowded.See more..
This great little beach is sandwiched between the pier and the ferry terminal. A nice little sandy beach with lots of children (big and small) enjoying a sunny day on the sand! There is a grassy area above with benches for those who just want to enjoy watching the beach activity without getting wet or sandy. There is also an ice-cream shop just around the corner for an added treat on a hot day!See more..
This park is very small, but lovely. The view over the lake is very beautiful, and the beach itself is pretty. There's a little parking, an overlook, a playground, and a beach.See more..
3.5Eglon Beach(6 reviews) - Still another jewel in the crown of family-friendly parks on Puget Sound Spent 1-2 hours Beaches
This gem of a park features the best beachcombing I have found. A lovely, gravel and sand beach which has shells all the time, beach glass occasionally, and the quiet of a small town beach tucked away from town. I have visited the beach in summer when it is mostly empty on weekdays, autumn and spring when the eagles are soaring overhead and dining at the water's edge, and winter, when the icicles along the shore are too spectacular for words! it has facilities which are far from new, but useful and accessible. Potties, picnic benches and parking- the trifecta for a good place to spend some time communing with nature without having to rough it. Mind the posted warnings about water quality and shellfish, take your picnic and your camera and walk the beach looking for tiny Thais shells and a nice tan. Enjoy!See more..
If you want to see a beautiful place with abundant wildlife to view this is a great place! We often ride our horses here and what a blast!See more..
5.0Westhaven State Park(5 reviews) - Great beach! Great for birding! Thursday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM State Parks • Beaches • Hiking Trails
The trails and beach are great. Lots of shells and flat sand, which is perfect for building anything. Walk along the trails or the jetty for some wonderful views of waves, surfers, birds, mammals, and more. Bring a kite if you like! Parking lot is really good, along with grass parking once it fills up. Discover pass required for all parking. Slightly difficult to walk to the beach as the sand isn't always super compact or the rocks sometimes shift under foot. On the right side of the jetty, the wind is calmer. Be sure to watch for birds that feed close to the start of the jetty on the right side. Also a great spot to go diving for crab. Make sure you have a crab permit though!See more..
5.0Roosevelt Beach(3 reviews) - Great Beach for Dogs and clamming near Seabrook Spent 1-2 hours Beaches
we took our dogs to Roosevelt Baech and our pups had a blast. Gorgeous Pacific NW beach.Minutes from Seabrook and 20-minute drive from Ocean ShoresSee more..
Stopped off here on our way north for a little playtime on the beach. Very clean beach and very healthy (sealife-wise) too. Parking was ample enough. There was a port-a-potty available. Lots of beach to walk, especially when the tide is low. There is a boat launch there but we can't speak to it's condition as we went to a different area. We got to see moon snails and their shells. Great view of the Hood Canal Bridge too. Worth the stop!See more..
This area is gorgeous. It is peaceful and well maintained. We went to Cottonwood to go metal detecting and the water was so high that it was impossible. I would recommend families bring a wagon filled with a picnic lunch and bring some toys for the kids. You cannot drive your car into Cottonwood Beach, so bring the wagon, put your kids in it, put your food in it and your liquor, and come have a good time! If the water is down, you may even be able to sit on the beach! Enjoy!See more..
• This wildlife preserve is designated as an official Washington State Birding Trail by the Audubon Society. • No trails actually lead into the 682 acres of wetlands, however, so you'll have to look from afar. • The area is one of five locations in the state where snowy plovers and migratory birds such as great blue herons, brown pelicans, and pheasants still nest. • Snowy owls are also common in the middle of winter. • On clear days, you can also take in views of giant Mount Rainier, which looms in the distance to the southeast. • Bald eagles and harbor seals call Damon Point Home.See more..
This beach is adjacent to the Kingston ferry terminal. It is on Puget Sound and the tide changes significantly through the day. We explored late morning in July when the tide was out. The beach is mostly pebbles and soft, wet, dark sand. There were sea anemones, crabs, lots of seaweed and driftwood. We saw other sea life in the tidal pools. This isn't for laying out or riding waves but for exploring. Loved it! See more..
4.0Bracket's Landing Shoreine Sanctuary Conservation Area(2 reviews) - Wonderful place to enjoy the day Spent 1-2 hours Beaches This is the only beach north of the ferry and NO DOGS allowed as it is designated as a Marine Sanctuary Conservation Area. Public restrooms and nice interpretive sign by the wooden orca whale. The water is home to the I international renown dive park. Also every new year - the town does the jump into the sound splash. See more..
Young's Park is a county park right next to the resort on Guemes Island. Not a really big park, but if you're looking for a real quiet place to hang out, this is the place. There is a little beach area, lawn area, and a short trail through the woods. One could even stay in their car if the weather is bad and watch the boats go by. There is a nice view of some the surrounding islands. I'm guessing on a better weather day, one might be able to see Mount Baker on the mainland. Even on a grayer day, it was still fun walking around and get the sense of quiet you get here. If you're looking for a quiet place and not want to do a longer hike on Guemes, Young's Park is a great place to escape to.See more..