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Golden Gardens Park

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Address: 8499 Seaview Place NW, Seattle, WA 98117
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+1 206-684-4075
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You won't find gold here, nor gardens, but with all the sand, sun and surf...

You won't find gold here, nor gardens, but with all the sand, sun and surf on this lovely beach, you won't even notice.

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Park on the Sound

Golden Gardens is a large park on Shilsole Bay in Seattle. It is easily accessible by car or public transit. By car follow Market Street as far as you can. The 45 bus has a stop... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 September 2016
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Golden Gardens is a large park on Shilsole Bay in Seattle. It is easily accessible by car or public transit. By car follow Market Street as far as you can. The 45 bus has a stop right across the street from the trail and staircase that leads down to the beach. The stairs can be treacherous but funding is in... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Bussed here. Good place to read on the bench and listen to waves. Kiddy friendly. Playground nearby. Bathroom facility. Hike back up to buses are very steep Rocky shore. Would wear boat shoes.

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Albrighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We took an evening stroll along the water front and were amazed at all the activity on the many boats moored there. A great way to watch the world go by and see the sun set.

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Thank Ann S
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

On Puget Sound (Salish Sea). Beach, meadow, small pond, you can walk along the shore or brave the cold waves. Lots of folks party here. There is a brick building venue for hire as well that accommodates weddings and such events. Parking lot goes on for what would be blocks, but often filled to capacity. Views of passing freight and... More 

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Thank WanderingWolfe
United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

This is not far from Downtown Seattle, and well worth the journey. A bit bohemian, perhaps. Have not been to West Seattle seafront recently, so cannot tell which is more swinging.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Great place in the summer but it gets busy very fast. Fires on the beach are always fun, but take some planning. It's also enjoyable to rent a kayak or SUP and spend some time on the water. We live right up the street so this is certainly a favorite of ours.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

During the day, it's a wonderful place to walk the beach and you can access it by the trail. On the weekend evenings (and maybe summer weekday), it turns into picnic/ part central with everyone meeting up with friends and family. Super super crowded. Park at the upper lot!

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Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

My family stopped here after dinner one evening during our visit. The weather was perfect, sunny and clear. Lots of people were hanging out, swimming, listening to music, playing volleyball, BBQ'ing. Kids played at the playground and in the sand. Fun time!

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Thank travelerPatti
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

A gorgeous beach in the heart of the city with views of the mountains! Take a picnic, walk in the water, enjoy the sunset over the mountains with sailboats going back and forth. Parking can get really crowded really fast so plan to walk in, Uber, or go early!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

We wanted to spend the day at the beach with our family and this place had everything we needed. The kids had a great time playing on at the park and the beach was beautiful! There are bathrooms and a little snack shop (it only takes cash). There were also kayaks and paddle boards for rent if you have older... More 

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