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Beach Rules

Seattle Parks and Recreation's beaches are here for you to enjoy. Please follow these rules that help everyone stay safe and healthy.
  • Children under the age of 10 must have a responsible adult supervising them at all times.
  • No "bare buns" please! We require bathing suits, and babies must wear tight plastic pants or diapers designed for swimming.
  • Please don't bring food, drinks, or glass containers to the beach.
  • No spots: if you have a contagious disease, please stay home from the beach.
  • Please leave Fido at home; dogs aren't allowed on beaches. (SMC 18.12.080).
  • Please, no bikes on the beach.
  • No running or water fights are allowed.
  • Alcohol isn't allowed in Seattle parks (SMC 18.12.257)
  • Please swim only in the area supervised by the lifeguards.
  • Novice and non-swimmers must stay inside the ropes.
  • Every child must pass a lifeguard-administered swim test before going outside the ropes.
  • Please keep face masks, fins, snorkels, and floating toys inside the ropes.
  • Please shower and towel dry right after swimming to help prevent swimmer's itch.
  • If you have questions, please ask a lifeguard-they're here to help!
  • We don't want to have to do this, but if you don't follow these rules we will ask you to leave the beach (SMC 18.12.278).
Updated March 3, 2016
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