A Summer’s Day on Alki Beach (West Seattle)
I’ve been going to Alki Beach in West Seattle for years now and have to say it’s one of my favorite spots in the city. The beach is large with plenty of sand along with a great boardwalk that runs for miles. Alki Beach is reminiscent of a typical California beach town with its mix of mid-century bungalows, medium-rise waterfront apartment homes, waterfront businesses and a lot of activities like boating, volleyball, kayaking, biking to great eateries.
The Alki Beach section of West Seattle is bounded on the northwest by
There are a lot of great places to eat on Alki Beach, from casual fish & chips to some contemporary fine dining. Saltys is a real touristy place, located on the water it has amazing views and a great patio, but the food is mediocre and over-priced. One of my favorite things to do is grab some fish & chips and enjoy right on the beach listening to the waves lap up. Ever since I was a kid I have been going to The Spud, however when on Alki I think I have a better choice for you…Sunfish. Sunfish has no website to direct you to and they only have the single location, but trust me, their food is great (try their fresh fish kabob)!
Cactus is a great place for southwestern food, with an open air patio and bar, it’s the place to hang out with friends or take a date. If happy hour is your thing, check out Duke’s, they have a wonderful patio and great views. For morning coffee and tasty pastries, check out the Alki Bakery. Let’s say you want to put together a picnic spread for the beach, check out the Metropolitan Market, they have an outstanding selection of prepared foods, from sandwiches, salads, sushi…you name it!