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Alki Beach

Leave the city behind with a day at this beautiful beach in peaceful West Seattle.

Ask any Seattle native to picture a perfect summer's day and chances are they'll think of Alki Beach: a 4-kilometre stretch of golden sand, lined with cafes just 15 minutes from the city centre.

On any sunny summer's day crowds of tourists and locals alike don their swimming gear and head for Alki Beach Park to forget the bustle of the city and enjoy spectacular views across Seattle's soaring skyline, the islands of the Puget Sound and the distant, snow-capped peaks of the Olympic mountains. Take a stroll by the seaside, find a quiet spot to rest your bones or grab some fresh seafood in one of the numerous restaurants – everything you could want from a day at the beach is right here. Alki Beach is where the first European settlers landed in 1851 – the spot marked by the Birthplace of Seattle Monument before founding the city further inland at Pioneer Square.

Nowadays, the nautical tradition is upheld at the Alki Point Lighthouse, where there are plenty of old maritime equipment, charts and equipment on displaythere are tours on summer weekends. Another man,-made attraction is the replica Statue of Liberty on 60th Ave SW – a taste of the East in the Pacific Northwest!

The summer is really when this area comes alive; the sand, grassy verge and paved walking trail are always busy when as the days get longer. Volleyball nets and fire circles also dot the beach, giving it an almost Californian feel. There are tables and benches provided alongside the sand if you fancy a picnic while you're there, or why not check out one of the many local eateries, from fine-dining restaurants to snack bars. Salty's is a local favourite with a legendary weekend brunch and fantastic view across the yachts, ferries and pleasure boats on Elliott Bay.

Alki Beach is in West Seattle and is easily accessible on many of the public buses. There is plenty of free parking if you have a car but get there early on busy summer's days to get a spot. An alternative travel plan is to take the Metro water taxi from near to Pioneer Square. This scenic 12-minute trip will take you across the Bay to Sea Crest Park from where the DART shuttle bus will take you to Alki Beach for free.


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New Listing! Easy Street Beach House On Alki 3 Bedroom Cottage
New Listing! Easy Street Beach House On Alki 3 Bedroom Cottage

New Listing! Easy Street Beach House On Alki 3 Bedroom Cottage

2126 Alki Ave SW, Seattle, WA
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in West Seattle, this golf cottage is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Alki Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of T-Mobile Park and CenturyLink Field. Pioneer Square and Showbox SoDo are also within 6 mi (10 km).

    The Edgewater - A Noble House Hotel NT$3,773
    The Edgewater - A Noble House Hotel

    The Edgewater - A Noble House Hotel

    Pier 67, 2411 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Belltown, this romantic hotel is steps from Pier 66, Seattle Waterfront, and Bell Street Cruise Terminal at Pier 66. Seattle Aquarium and Pike Place Market are also within 15 minutes. Westlake Station is 16 minutes by foot and Westlake Denny Wy Station is 16 minutes.

      The Belltown Inn NT$2,052
      The Belltown Inn

      The Belltown Inn

      2301 Third Avenue, Seattle, WA
         
        2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Belltown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Seattle Waterfront, Space Needle, and Chihuly Garden and Glass. Moore Theater and Pacific Science Center are also within 10 minutes. Westlake Denny Wy Station is 8 minutes by foot and Westlake 7th St Station is 9 minutes.

        Mediterranean Inn NT$2,595
        Mediterranean Inn

        Mediterranean Inn

        425 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Queen Anne, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Seattle Center Arena, Seattle Children's Theatre, and Pacific Northwest Ballet. Marion Oliver McCaw Hall and Museum of Pop Culture are also within 15 minutes. Seattle Center Monorail Station is 10 minutes by foot and Westlake Thomas St Station is 19 minutes.

          New Listing! Alki Beach Getaway W/ Private Garage 3 Bedroom Home
          New Listing! Alki Beach Getaway W/ Private Garage 3 Bedroom Home

          New Listing! Alki Beach Getaway W/ Private Garage 3 Bedroom Home

          3030 61st Ave SW, Seattle, WA
             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in West Seattle, this golf vacation home is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Alki Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of T-Mobile Park and Showbox SoDo. CenturyLink Field and Seattle Great Wheel are also within 9 mi (15 km).

            Warwick Seattle NT$2,847
            Warwick Seattle

            Warwick Seattle

            401 Lenora St, Seattle, WA
               
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Belltown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Moore Theater, Seattle Waterfront, and Pike Place Market. Westlake Center and Nordstrom are also within 10 minutes. Westlake 7th St Station and Westlake Ave Hub Station are within a 5-minute walk.

              New Listing! Chic Alki Beach W/ Bay Views 4 Bedroom Home
              New Listing! Chic Alki Beach W/ Bay Views 4 Bedroom Home

              New Listing! Chic Alki Beach W/ Bay Views 4 Bedroom Home

              3112 Alki Ave SW, Seattle, WA
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in West Seattle, this vacation home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Alki Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of T-Mobile Park and Showbox SoDo. CenturyLink Field and Pioneer Square are also within 9 mi (15 km).

                Palihotel Seattle NT$4,065
                Palihotel Seattle

                Palihotel Seattle

                107 Pine St., Seattle, WA
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Downtown Seattle, this hotel is steps from Seattle Central Business District, Seattle Waterfront, and Pike Place Market. Seattle Aquarium and Original Starbucks are also within 5 minutes. Westlake Station is only a 4-minute walk and University Street Station is 6 minutes.