Best Beaches Near Everett, WA
|As the Summer months come to an end, beach season follows close by. Between the temperatures getting colder and the drinks getting warmer, we want to make sure we squeeze every last ounce out of this beautiful Pacific Northwest summer season.
Here are our top beaches residents around the Everett area need to visit before the end of August!
Mukilteo Lighthouse Park/Beach
If you’re wanting to stay closer to home, our top choice is trekking over to the Mukilteo Lighthouse Park/Beach to get some gorgeous views of Whidbey Island and the Olympic Mountains. This location is at most a 20-minute drive from your front door. The rocky beach is “shore” to make you want to spend hours looking for agates and getting some ice cream from the local brewery or restaurant.
This area also houses Ivars Mukilteo Landing restaurant for you to grab some award-winning clam chowder and soft-serve ice cream while you walk around and listen to seagulls. Also during the summer, visitors are able to tour and walk around the Mukilteo Lighthouse while learning about the history of the town itself. This beach has much to offer and we know you’ll enjoy every minute!
Marina Beach Park
Another touristy beach is a little further south that resides in Edmonds, WA, Marina Beach Park. This location has around a mile of shoreline with a mix of sand and larger rocky areas for you to enjoy. The drive to this gem of Washington is only a half an hour mini road trip from the comfort of your home. You could even bring an event here to use their BBQ pits, open turf area, picnic center, and playground for the kids!
But maybe you’re not wanting to pack a lunch, the Edmonds waterfront also hosts a large number of restaurants including Anthony’s HomePort for some delicious seafood. Complete the beach experience with some halibut or salmon chowder with housemade bread before heading home!
Clinton Beach Park
Wanting to take a ferry ride while the sun is still out? We recommend setting a whole day aside to make your way over to Whidbey Island to Clinton Beach Park. This beautiful beach resides just over the water from the Mukilteo beach so maybe you could even visit two beaches while you’re at it. This secluded area comes with picnic tables and restrooms so the hours are endless when visiting it.
About 15-minutes up the island, you can visit the historical town, Langley, for some pizza or dessert before hopping back over to Mukilteo. This beach is the perfect location if you’re looking for a quiet and less populated sandy spot to attend.
Our last beach is in the Seattle area, so a little further but so worth the effort! The view of Seattle you get as soon as you park is spectacular. This area is much more populated than the other ones we recommended, but with the number of activities to do, you’ll understand why.
Our list of to-dos for this area includes renting bikes to ride along the lanes when the water is too choppy and also taking out some kayaks when the white caps are away. The extensive number of vendors and restaurants will have you flipping a coin between tacos at Cactus or seafood at Salty’s. Maybe even grab some dessert at Homefront Smoothies and Ice Cream!
We know iced coffees are coming to a close and pumpkin patch signs are starting to appear, but checking out these beaches can fill the last few weeks of summer! Between taking a short ferry ride to Clinton Beach and getting soft serve at the Mukilteo Lighthouse Park, your weekends are already booked up.
We’ll see you on the shoreline!