Golden Gardens Park, Seattle

The Golden Gardens Park is a salt-water beach park in Ballard, past the locks and Shilshole Marina.

The Golden Gardens Park is a salt-water beach park in Ballard, past the locks and Shilshole Marina. Water around here is too cold to swim except for crazy and determined kids during the hottest months, but you can wade a little, walk the beach, make sand castles, claim a fire pit, watch wind surfers and ships go by. If it's clear there is a magnificent view of the Olympics on the other side of Puget Sound. Kids of all ages have endless muddy fun trying to dam up or re-route the fresh water stream flowing across one end of the beach.
















About Golden Gardens Park

 8498 Seaview Place Northwest, Seattle, WA, United States

 +1 206-684-4075


Golden Gardens Park and Nearby Sights on Map

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Seattle Metaphysical Library

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Woodland Park Zoo

Statue of Lenin

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