Whether you want to contemplate the vastness of the Pacific or frolic on the best stretches of sand on a sunny summer weekend, the coastline of Washington is a magnet for beachcombers, sunbathers, and vacationers. Astoundingly beautiful beaches along the Washington’s share of the West Coast of the United States satisfy the appetite of outdoor enthusiasts.
From unspoilt wilderness areas to Native American fishing communities and heavily industrialized lumber towns, the coast of Washington caters to all kind of expectations. Alki Beach is a prime hangout spot in West Seattle and also the closest Washington comes to glamorous beaches in Southern California. Shi Shi Beach is nothing short of a picture-perfect postcard destination.
The ruggedly beautiful coastline along the Olympic National Park is lined with driftwood-strewn beaches, primeval old-growth forests, and tide pools. Ruby Beach, which lies just off the U.S. Route 101, features several sea stacks and great sunsets and it is just as sought-after as Kalaloch. Rialto Beach is another untouched slice of paradise. The calls of eagles and gulls around Second Beach and Third Beach make a day under the sun more pleasant.
Point No Point features the oldest lighthouse in Puget Sound region. Picnic tables, hiking trails, and phenomenal views of Mount Baker are major attractions around the beach. The sandy stretch of Owen Beach in Point Defiance Park offers some of the most awe-inspiring views of Mount Rainier and Vashion Island on a clear day. Rosario Beach on Fidalgo Island is one of the many beautiful sections of shoreline in Deception Pass Park. Ocean Shores, Half Moon Bay, and Denny Blaine Park are other major destinations for those wanting to get their feet in the sand.
Best Beaches in Washington State
|1||Shi Shi Beach||Shi Shi Beach Rd, Clallam Bay, WA 98326|
|2||Rosario Beach||Fidalgo Island|
|3||Point No Point (Hansville)||Hansville, Washington|
|4||Copalis Beach||Grays Harbor County, Washington, United States|
|5||Kalaloch||Olympic National Park, 157151 US-101, Forks, WA 98331|
|6||Golden Gardens (Seattle)||Seattle, Washington|
|7||Owen Beach (Tacoma)||Tacoma, WA|
|8||Camano Island||Island County, Washington, United States|
|9||Dash Point (Federal Way)||5700 SW Dash Point Rd, Federal Way, WA 98023|
|10||Double Bluff||S Double Bluff Rd, Freeland, WA 98249|
|11||Ebeys Landing (Whidbey Island)||162 Cemetery Rd, Coupeville, WA 98239|
|12||Rialto Beach||Olympic National Park, Mora Rd, Forks, WA 98331|
|13||Juanita Beach (Kirkland)||9703 NE Juanita Dr, Kirkland, WA 98034|
|14||Dungeness Spit (Sequim)||Clallam County, Washington, USA|
|15||Eagle Cove||449 Eagle Cove Dr, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, Canada|