The view that launched a million postcards might be West Seattle’s most obvious calling card, but it competes with the simple charm of the urban shore. Start a ramble at Jack Block Park—drooling over the skyline on the way—then round the point at Anchor Park and make for the Alki Point lighthouse a mile and a half farther. Though swarmed on sunny afternoons, the wide concrete trail that separates street from sand clears out on cooler evenings.

Watch For A 1/18 replica of the Statue of Liberty, erected by Boy Scouts in 1952; it was replaced in 2008 after the original was battered by wind and water.
Getting There Take the West Seattle Bridge to the Harbor Ave exit, turning right onto Harbor Ave SW and parking on the street. Alternately, take the Elliott Bay Water Taxi to Seacrest Park or bus No. 37 to Harbor Ave SW & 30th Ave SW or bus No. 56 to 63rd Ave SW & Alki Ave SW.

Distance from downtown 15 minutes
Permits and Passes None
Map Seattle City Map

Seattle Metro
Bike, Hike
6 miles
Drive from Downtown
0–30 minutes
Dog-Friendly, Wheelchair-Accessible