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7 Of The Most Stunning Beaches In Seattle To Watch The Sunset

By Jennifer Moreno

beaches to watch sunset

These charming spots around Seattle are perfect to watch romantic sunsets!

This list is perfect if you’re looking for the ideal spot for a sunset proposal, a beautiful date night, a stunning backdrop for engagement photos, or just want a cool spot to watch the sunset and snap some photos for the “gram”!

1. Alki Beach

Located in West Seattle, this beach is probably one of the best spots to watch amazing sunsets. Alki Beach is a popular beach to spend a great summer day, where you can just hang out with friends, have a picnic, play volleyball, or just enjoy the sand and sunshine. This spot is more than just a beach; it is a series of coastlines parks and paved trails that stretch for two and a half miles and wrap around the edge of West Seattle. From this place, you’ll get prime sunset views with no obstruction at all. Plan accordingly, and enjoy a nice outing!

Where: 2665 Alki Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116

 

2. Golden Gardens

As the name suggests, this place is perfect to catch some incredible golden sunsets. This beach is a beautiful place in the Ballard neighborhood that features a stunning stretch of sandy beach, firepits, BBQ grills, volleyball courts, and peaceful walking trails surrounded by forest areas. This place provides incredible views of the Puget and Olympic Mountains, so, if you’re looking for a great place to enjoy amazing sunsets, this is the right spot for you.

Where: 8498 Seaview Pl NW, Seattle, WA 98117

 

3. Discovery Park Beach

This massive park in Magnolia offers perfect outing areas. Enjoy large forests, stunning views, wildflowers, meadows, open grass fields, and of course, a stunning beach with an insta-worthy lighthouse! Take a walk through the park, or plan a fun picnic, and enjoy the incredible views.

Where: 3801 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98199

 

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4. Carkeek Park

This stunning beach offers picnic shelters, playgrounds, forests, and creeks. Here you can explore the tide pools, majestic sea life, enjoy incredible views of the Puget Sound, and spend great moments admiring the gorgeous sunsets.

Where: 950 NW Carkeek Park Rd, Seattle, WA 98177

 

6. Myrtle Edwards

This tiny hidden gem is perfect for a quick stop if you’re near Downtown and you want to enjoy the sunset from a peaceful and isolated location. Myrtle Edwards Park is just down the hill from the Olympic Structure Park, and from here you can enjoy incredible views, a sandy beach, and watch the ships and ferries go by.

Where: 3130 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121

 

7. Lincoln Park

This West Seattle beach park is on the opposite side of Alki Beach, and it’s a great spot to enjoy trails, fields, and forests. This place is great to catch a beautiful sunset and spend a relaxing day with friends.

Where: 8011 Fauntleroy Way SW, Seattle, WA 98136

Also, see: 5 Unbelievable Scenic Trains You Can Ride From Seattle