Howell Park

Madrona

Known by only a select few, Howell Beach is a secluded nude beach that can only be accessed by footpath. While Denney-Blaine is home to many scantily clad queers,...

  • Nude beach
  • Outdoor Adventure

Alki Beach

West Seattle

Alki is one of Seattle's only sandy beaches - and its only sandy beach with bars and restaurants only a few feet away from the sand. Buy some Thai food an get comfy...

  • Public beach
  • Natural Attraction
  • Walking
  • Bicycle
  • Park
  • Water fun

Carkeek Park Beach

North Seattle

Carkeek beach is a small beach over the train tracks from Carkeek Park. A great place to sit and watch the sun set over the Olympic Mountains. Bring a bottle of wine...

  • Public beach
  • Playground
  • Natural Attraction
  • Water fun
  • Park
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Walking

Denny-Blaine Park

Denny-Blaine

Lake Washington's Denny-Blaine Park is home-base for Seattle's lesbian and queer communities during the summer. Its grassy beach, playfully known as Dykiki (Dyke +

  • Nude beach
  • Park
  • Water fun

Discovery Park Beach

Magnolia

With nearly 12 miles of walking trails, a lighthouse that looms over the Puget Sound, and some of the best bird watching in Seattle; Discovery Park is a great...

  • Public beach
  • Water fun
  • Walking
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Park
  • Natural Attraction
  • Hiking
  • Cultural & Historical

Golden Gardens

Ballard

One of Seattle's most popular summer beaches, Golden Gardens features a sandy beach, bonfire pits, jungle gym, outdoor grills and picnic spaces. Get there early if

  • Public beach
  • Bicycle
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Water fun
  • Natural Attraction
  • Walking

Lincoln Park Beach

West Seattle

Lincoln Park, like many water side parks in Seattle, has a great mixture of forested trails and spaces while also offering beach-side board walks and sandy areas to...

  • Public beach
  • Natural Attraction
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Bicycle
  • Water fun
  • Park
  • Walking

Madison Park Beach

Madison Valley

This sunny Lake Washington beach is the go-to summer turf for Seattle's gay male community. Get ready for teeny tiny shorts, blaring top forties, poorly concealed...

  • Urban beach
  • Water fun
  • Walking
  • Park

Seward Park Beach

West Seattle

Seward park consists of small pebbled beaches, a larger swimming area, and forested trails, right on Lake Washington. Seward park is situated in Seattle's...

  • Freshwater beach
  • Park
  • Bicycle
  • Walking
  • Water fun