What are the best beaches in Seattle for families?

The Pacific northwest is rife with natural scenic beauty, and there are several family beaches near Seattle that no visit to the Emerald City would be complete without enjoying.

Divided into sections of grass and soft sand, this beach is perfect for families who want to picnic in the grass before or after playing on the beach.

1. Golden Gardens Park

Seattle’s largest park, located along Puget Sound, boasts almost 12 miles of walking trails perfect for avid walkers, joggers, runners, and cyclists.

3. Discovery Park

Considered one of Washington’s best family-friendly beaches, Marina Beach Park has soft sands, gentle waters, and even a playground for the kids.

4. Marina Beach Park

A calmer beach, with gentler waters and softer sand, is also available for smaller children and those who want to spend more time in the water.

5. Seward Park

Active lifeguards and a cordoned-off swim zone lend extra reassurance to parents of small children at Madison Park Beach.

6. Madison Park Beach

Hiking trails and scenic views make this beach one of the best vacation destinations in the state of Washington.

7. Cape Disappointment State Park

Located within Olympia State Park, Ruby Beach sports plenty of scenic beauty and natural wildlife.

8. Ruby Beach

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