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Edmonds Beaches

Edmonds is 30 minutes drive north of Seattle, and overlooks Puget Sound.  It has glorious views of the Olympic Mountains from its sandy beaches, and is the ideal place to watch the sunset, or enjoy a beach day.

Two of Edmonds beaches are walkable from the downtown Edmonds area, and include Brackett's Landing North and South, divided by the Ferry Terminal. Sunset Beach is a more secluded beach, just north of Brackett's Landing South.

It's a 1-mile drive south of Edmonds to the larger Marina Beach Park, more suited to big family get togethers with a large grassed area, picnic tables, grills and a playground.  

The final beach in this area is at Meadowdale Beach Park, 7 miles north of Edmonds. This hike-in only park, has a 1.25 mile trail (one way) along a creek to its scenic beach area.

5 best Edmonds beaches

1. Brackett’s Landing South 

Brackett’s Landing South is south of the Edmonds Ferry Terminal, and has a lovely sandy beach.  There’s also a grassed area with benches and picnic tables.  From here you can take a 20-minute waterfront walk along the Edmonds Marine Walkway to Marina Beach Park.  Highlights along the way include the cafe with a stunning wall of windows at the Edmonds Community Center, magnificent views from the Edmonds Fishing Pier, and the fabulous Anthony's Homeport restaurant at the marina.

2. Brackett’s Landing North 

Brackett’s Landing North is directly north of the Edmonds Ferry Terminal, and has a small, sandy beach extremely popular in summer.  You can sunbathe on the beach, or go scuba diving at the 27-acre Underwater Park created here in 1970.  There’s also a few picnic tables at the north end of the beach near the breakwater.

3. Sunset Beach

Sunset Beach is north of Brackett’s Landing North, just past the breakwater. It has a small arc shaped sandy beach, with the railway line directly behind it. 

4. Marina Beach Park                    

Marina Beach Park is the largest beach in Edmonds, roughly a mile south of the downtown area.  There’s lots of space here for BBQs and picnics in the large grassed area, with plenty of picnic tables.  Take your kids to the playground at the northern end of the beach, or have some fun on the sandy volleyball court.  Dog lovers will enjoy the dog park at the southern end of the beach.

5. Meadowdale Beach Park

Meadowdale Beach Park is 7-miles north of Edmonds, and is a 108-acre park with a hike-in trail to the beach.  Park at the upper parking lot, then hike 1.25 miles along Lund's Gulch Creek to reach the beach.  The trail descends 425 feet through a wooded ravine, with steps and a creek crossing.  After walking through a railway underpass, you'll reach the beach.

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