Alki Beach Park


Alki Beach has an entirely different feel from the rest of Seattle: on a sunny day this 2-mile stretch of sand could be confused for California. There’s a bike path, volleyball courts on the sand, and rings for beach fires.

Look for the miniature Statue of Liberty, donated by the Boy Scouts. There’s also a pylon marking Arthur Denny’s landing party’s first stop in 1851, which for some reason has a chip of Massachusetts’ Plymouth Rock embedded in its base.

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