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Waverly Beach Park

Waverly Beach Park is another gorgeous waterfront park on Seattle’s Eastside, just 1-mile north of Kirkland.  

Waverly Beach Park is most popular during summertime, with an enclosed swimming area, fun playground with hillside slides, and plenty of lawn areas to soak up the sun.

The park is located down a forested hill. It’s further away from busy Lake Washington Boulevard than some of Kirkland’s other waterfront parks, making it feel more secluded. 

10 best things to do at Waverly Beach Park

1. Lawns

Waverly Beach Park has lots of lawn areas to spread out a blanket, and sunbathe or enjoy a book.  There’s also shaded areas if you want to keep out of the sun.

2. Swimming beach

The swimming beach has seasonal lifeguards, and is enclosed by a U-shaped pier.  

There are concrete steps down to the water.

This is the U-shaped pier that encloses the swimming area.

3. Playground

The hillside playground is a big hit with kids, with 3 different slides to choose from.  It’s great for kids of all ages.

4. Pier

Take a walk along the U-shaped pier for soaring views of Lake Washington, the Seattle skyline and snowcapped Mt Rainier.  You can also check out the carved cedar bench on the pier, by Whidbey Island artist, Pat McVay.

5. Picnics

Get a group together and rent the large pavilion at Waverly Beach Park with picnic tables, just next to the playground.

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