Alki Beach draws joggers, rollerbladers, volleyball players, beachcombers, sunbathers, bicyclists and strollers out to enjoy the sun.
The widened path accommodates a lot of folks, and there’s parking along Alki Ave and the adjacent streets. There are picnic tables, a bathhouse housing an art studio, and a restroom at the south end of the beach, and there you’ll find the monument to the arrival of the first white settlers on November 13, 1851. The north end of the beach is protected by a bulkhead, and flanked by cottages.
The whole beach offers spectacular views of Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains, and the flotilla of ferries, sailboats, steamships and other craft that ply Puget Sound waters.