Swimming Beaches Trails Views


Pritchard Island Beach is located in the Rainier Beach area, north of Beer Sheva Park. Several large cottonwoods flutter in the breeze as swimmers head for the raft. Others just sit on the beach admiring the view of Seward Park to the north and Mercer Island to the east. You'll find this a fine, quiet complement to the Atlantic City beach to the south,since there is no boat ramp ruckus here. (From Brandt Morgan's Enjoying Seattle's Parks.)

Pritchard Wetland

Pritchard Wetland is a unique haven of native plants and wildlife, just south of Pritchard Island Beach. Walk the gravel path that starts at the edge of the parking lot; it winds through more than four acres of marshy wildlife habitat. Watch for muskrats and herons in Pritchard Pond, and listen for the songs of Chorus frogs in the spring!  All the plantings in Pritchard/Loon Wetland are native to western Washington wetlands. Look for Red-osier dogwood, fawn lilies, and Western red cedar saplings. 

Pritchard Island Beach 2017 Season

Pritchard Island Beach, 8400 55th Ave S, Seattle, WA

Lifeguards will be on duty at Pritchard Island Beach from June 24 - August 27, 2017.


M-F 12:00pm - 7:00pm, Sa & Su 11:00am - 7:00pm (weather permitting)

It is a small, quiet beach on the Western Shore of Lake Washington. Amenities include a swimming raft and lifeguards on duty in the summer. To find out more about the park at Pritchard Island Beach and its amenities and history, view the Prichard Island Beach Park page.

King County monitors water quality for all our lifeguarded beaches. Visit their site for current information

Special Event Spaces

This park has a special event space that you can rent for your next gathering! Learn more on our rentals page.

Have your special ceremony here!

You can schedule an outdoor ceremony in almost any of our 400 parks, but this particular location is especially well suited for outdoor ceremonies. Please visit our outdoor ceremonies reservations site for more information.