Magnuson Park Beach
Season: 6/25-8/28 - Saturday and Sunday 11am-7pm, Weekdays 12pm-7pm
Take a dip in Lake Washington! The Warren G. Magnuson Park swimming beach offers a tiny pebble shoreline-your gateway to refreshing waters that average 67 degrees during summer months (June to Labor Day). Play in the water with your children or do a few laps out to the swimming platform. Shallow (waist high to adults) waters stretch from the beach out about four feet. A drop-off beyond that becomes a depth of 10 to 12 feet. Done with water play for the day? Then toss your towel down and warm yourself in the sun on grassy flats west of the beach. A children's wading pool, picnic shelters and tables, are all available nearby.
To get to the beach, enter the park at N.E. 65th Street from Sand Point Way N.E.. Drive straight ahead (east) to the lake, then left (north) on Lake Shore Dr. NE. Park at the foot of Kite Hill, near "The Fin Art Project."