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Alki Beach

If Seattle had a South Beach, this would be it...

sunny 70 °F

Alki Beach marks the spot where white settlers first stepped foot on Seattle soil in 1851. In the years that followed, Alki Beach has served multiple purposes from a thriving timber industry port to an amusement park in 1908. Alki Beach is now a happening hot spot for all the beach deprived Seattleites who seek sun, surf, and sand. With Seattle steaming hot today (it is only April by the way, rain and clouds are the norm!), I set out to experience "beach" in the true Puget Sound fashion.

I first explored Alki Beach Park as I waited for the sun to truly warm up that rocky expanse called a beach. The playground was fabulous with lots of areas for little ones to explore and play.


Alki Beach stretches for about a mile, and the rocky beach is great for shell searching and beach combing. The beach and surrounding coastline is bordered by a paved walkway for bikers, skaters, and joggers.


For lunch I stopped into Pepperdock Restaurant for a veggie burger and fries. This eclectic joint served everything from Spring Rolls to Hot Dogs to Ice Cream, how could I go wrong? It definitely hit the spot, but nothing about it made it stand out from any of the other dozens of restaurants that lined the beach.


Coming back, the view of the Seattle skyline was absolutely incredible. The drive out to West Seattle is worth every second just for this view alone. Alki Beach now tops my list of Seattle's Best!


Posted by Jennylynn 21:27 Archived in USA Tagged tourist_sites

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