Close your eyes and think of Seattle. Let’s see, you were picturing the Space Needle and rain, right? Well, a savvy traveller like you knows there’s more to every city, and one of Seattle’s best-kept secrets is its beaches. Soft sand, calm waves, and unparalleled views of the sunsets make these local gems must-see sites during your Seattle vacation.
If the sun is shining in the Rainy City, just follow the locals to the most popular beaches in town.
Don’t miss out on a day at Alki Beach Park, the most populated beach of the city. With a clear vantage point of the Space Needle and downtown, this sandy stretch provides a great spot to enjoy a picnic with a view, before walking around the shore or diving into the water. Golden Gardens Beach is another great spot, especially if you’re travelling with family. It’s further away from downtown than Alki, but it does offer views of the Olympic Mountains. Other Seattle beaches worth checking out for some sandcastle-building time include Matthews Beach, Madison Beach Park, and Seward Park Beach, among others.
Life’s grand when your book your hotel by the sand with Expedia. You don’t have to travel far from the water to your room when you reserve your accommodations right along the shore. Find all the best Seattle beach hotels here on Expedia.ca. We offer the best discounts on all types of Seattle hotels—including pet-friendly hotels, if you’re travelling with Fido. We want your trip to be as easy and carefree as a day on the beach.