The Seattle-Tacoma area has many stunning views of the Pacific Ocean from the Washington coast. However, many of the beaches are crowded all times of the year. For those looking for a seaside retreat without the crowds, head to Normandy Park’s Marine View Park. The scenic getaway has a hidden beach tucked within, but bring your hiking boots – a challenging but rewarding path awaits you.

Have you taken the trail to the beach within Marine View Park? Let us know your favorite places to catch the ocean view in the comments section. The trail is mostly unpaved and access may vary at different times of the year, so keep an eye on the city’s official website for any updates.

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