About Alki Point, Seattle, Washington, USA
Alki Point is the westernmost point in Seattle, Washington. Alki was the original white settlement in what was to become the city of Seattle.
Alki Beach is a long, narrow, sandy beach strip that runs from Alki Point to Duwamish Head on Elliott Bay. It does not get very crowded. The beach offers spectacular views of Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains, ferries, sailboats and steamships.
Alki is recommended for beginner to advanced riders. The water temperatures range from 7 - 14 degrees Celsius. The water is flat and shallow with a small chop not more than 1m in height. You can rig up and launch near the NE end of the beach. You can also launch just south of Alki Point near the Lincoln Park pool on southerly winds and a couple of places in between, but they are rather rocky. The N wind is best at Alki Beach, but is usually light near the shore and can get gusty, which makes it difficult to launch.
Traveling to Alki Point, Seattle, Washington, USA
There is ample parking along Alki Avenue. The closest airport is the Boeing Field-King County International Airport in Seattle, Washington.
Facilities At Alki Point, Seattle, Washington, USA
There are picnic tables, a bathhouse with an art studio, a restroom at the south (Alki Point) end of the beach, where you will also find the monument to the arrival of the first white settlers on November 13, 1851.
Activities in the area, in summer
, include jogging, rollerblading, volleyball, sunbathing, cycling and kitesurfing
Stay at Salty's on Alki Beach; saltys.com
and dine at the Cactus Restaurant; cactusrestaurants.com
Contact the Seattle Kiteboarding Centre, for lessons and gear; http://gokiting.co