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A Complete Travel Guide to Seattle's Alki Beach

Aishwarya Karwa Jun 28, 2019
Your Pacific Northwest vacation won’t be fulfilling without visiting Seattle’s most popular Alki Beach. Yes, Seattle has a beach! Alki Beach’s sparkling crystal waters, pristine white sands, tons of beach activities and the lively vibe here make it a must-visit place in the Northwestern Seattle.

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Alki Beach

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Alki Beach, a reminder of the Pacific Northwest enamor, is swarmed with families during the summers and even on a dull rainy day.

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You might be a tad bit baffled once you’re at the beach because of its mammoth offerings. This travel guide will help you truly rejoice your beach getaway.

Things to See at the Alki Beach

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The Statue of Liberty at Alki Beach Park - a mini version of the original Statue of Liberty. You don’t have to worry about fitting this Statue of Liberty in your photo!

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Visit the Alki Point Lighthouse at the Rocky Coastline. You can take free tour of the lighthouse on weekends during summer.

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Watch the majestic sunset from either Alki Beach or the Alki Beach Park.

Nearby Places

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Explore Downtown Seattle and experience the Northwestern charm!
See the Seattle cityscape from its iconic observation center, the Space Needle Tower.

Things To Do at the Alki Beach and Alki Beach Park

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Kayak your way through the flat waters of the beach. You can enjoy solo kayaking or get your buddy along.

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Take the breathtaking Seattle Ferris Wheel ride at Elliott bay Waterfront. Plenty of water taxi rides are available for the visitors to get here.

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Board on a cruise from Alki Beach to watch the Emerald City light up in the night and capture its resplendent skyline!

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Perk up your spirits and walk or run along the 2.5 miles paved path at the beach.
Brace yourself up for some volleyball frolic at the beach’s volleyball courts during the warm summers.

Best Places to Eat

Duke’s Seafood and Chowder, Spud Fish and Chips, Salty’s on Alki and Blue Moon Burgers are the popular dining places here.

Best Places to Drink

The Cactus and El Chupacabra serve refreshing Mexican cocktails. Enjoy the drink with the authentic bar-style ambience and a beautiful beach view.

How to Get There

You can get to the Alki Beach by driving across the West Seattle Bridge or choose the West Seattle Water Taxi option from the downtown Seattle Ferry Terminal.