Coastal Croissants

Canlis Alums Bring Two New Projects to Seabrook

Rising Tide Tavern and Vista Bakeshop (and Cookie's Country Chicken) create a critical mass of new restaurants on Washington's coast.

08/17/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Life’s a Beach

A Guide to a Very Seattle Beach Day

The best backdrops, reads, and drinks for all your lounging needs.

07/02/2021 By Angela Cabotaje, Stefan Milne, and Allecia Vermillion Photography by Carlton Canary

Cold Tide

Washington's Best Beaches in Winter

Our shoreline shines in the off-season.

02/22/2021 By Allison Williams

Get Out

Washington’s 25 Best Beaches

Sunbathing, swimming, hiking, kite-flying...we found the state's best stretches of sand for all of it.

08/24/2020 By Allison Williams

Turn the Tide

Don't Go to the Beach for Memorial Day

Most of Washington's ocean-facing shoreline is closed, so it's not quite time for beach blanket bingo yet.

05/21/2020 By Allison Williams

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do February 21–23

MoPOP celebrates Black comedy, Seattleites take a Polar Plunge, and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong bend genres.

02/21/2020 By Ryan Phelan

Your Best Shot

Reader's Lens June 2019

Each month we choose a photo from Seattle’s Instagram community to highlight in our print issue and online.

05/29/2019

Summer Style

13 Things You Need Before Hitting the Beach

When it comes to beach gear, these local shops have everything you could possibly need. (Take that, LA.)

07/05/2018 By Jaime Archer

City Hall

Seattle Police Discuss Uptick in Gun Violence After Alki Shooting

The briefing to council members was scheduled the morning after a 23-year-old man was fatally shot at Alki Beach.

05/25/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Beachy Creatures

What the Wild Things Are

Keep an eye out for these coastal critters on your next beach visit.

07/20/2016 By Allison Williams

Breaking Waves

Meet the Makah Surfers Who Shred in Their Own Backyard

Which just happens to be one of the state's best surf beaches.

07/20/2016 By Allison Williams

Sunsetology

What Makes Our Coastal Sunsets So Gorgeous?

There’s no such thing as a sunset expert, but University of Washington atmospheric sciences and geophysics professor Steve Warren is pretty close.

07/20/2016 By Allison Williams

Get Out

The State's Best Beaches Are Hard to Reach...But That’s What Makes Them Great

Getting to the good stuff: The journey makes the destination even more rewarding.

07/20/2016 By Allison Williams

Uniquely Northwest

The 4 Kinds of Washington Beach Days

Illustrations by the Brave Union

07/20/2016 By Allison Williams

Editor's Note

The Coast Is Not Clear

Our beaches are more mysterious than most.

07/19/2016 By James Ross Gardner

PubliCalendar

PubliCalendar: Ronald Reagan and Minimum Density

Today's picks for civic nerds

09/03/2014 By Kristen Farnam

Day Trips

Sun on a Beach

Show us the sand, we'll bring the flippy-floppies.

07/15/2013 By Allison Williams

Water World

Washington's 15 Best Beaches

Our state's greatest spots to splash, paddle, hike, and hunt for treasure in the sand.

07/20/2009 With Kathryn Robinson and Laura Cassidy By Matthew Halverson