Beaches for Miles: West Seattle Water and Bike Tour

Weekend Tour

West Seattle has some of the best beach parks in the city, boasting magnificent views of the Olympic Mountains, Puget Sound, and the Seattle city skyline. These beaches offer a variety of options from swimming to hiking or catching a porpoise or two breaching the surface, and they often make local Top Ten lists of Seattle beaches.

The tour starts at the King County Metro Water Taxi terminal on the downtown Seattle waterfront for a breathtaking ride across the bay to Seacrest Park, West Seattle’s #2 hub for outdoor recreation. Participants will pick up e-bikes and ride along the famous Alki Beach, heading south to Lincoln Park, a heavily wooded spectacular park with miles of beachfront and bluff trails. There they will meet Seattle Aquarium Naturalists who will educate visitors about aquatic animals and the marine habitat. This is a program held at low tides run by the Seattle Aquarium, along with their volunteers, to help community members learn about and enjoy the shorelines. Lincoln Park also offers an Olympic-sized saltwater pool, and participants may be able to take a quick dip, depending on weather and other conditions. Participants will also head just north of the park to see a recent seawall removal and beach restoration project.  

Participants will then bike back along the same route, stopping at Seacrest Park, an access point for protected Scuba diving located on the western shore of Elliott Bay, before taking the Water Taxi back to the downtown waterfront.

Please note: This tour involves riding an e-bike. Participants will need to download the Lime e-bike app and create an account. There is no cost for the bike. Helmets are provided.