Washington September 01, 2019
Richmond Beach In Washington Is A True Hidden Gem
The city of Shoreline, which sits immediately north of Seattle in King County, is a growing community that’s often overlooked. Since it borders Seattle’s northern city limits, people often mistake it for part of the Emerald City. But not only is Shoreline its own unique city, it’s home to Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, one of Washington’s most underrated beaches.
Richmond Beach Saltwater Park is located on NW 190th Street in Shoreline, but only the locals seem to know it's there.
Richmond Beach is actually one of the oldest areas of Shoreline, dating back to 1872 when 98 acres of land was deeded to George Fisher.
In 1889, C. W. Smith bought 63 acres of land here and named it Richmond Beach, after Richmond, England.
Believe it or not, Smith paid just $4,000 for the land.
The waterfront park has playground equipment, a dog-friendly area, and plenty of pristine beach.
Whether you park in the upper or lower parking lot, you won't be far from pristine Puget Sound views.
The sunsets here are absolutely amazing.
Bring a picnic, find an open picnic table, and you'll enjoy some of the best dinner views in town.
While Seattle's popular beach parks like Alki Beach and Golden Gardens are seemingly always packed, Richmond Beach remains a hidden gem.
If you time your visit right, you just might enjoy a little solitude.
Visit Richmond Beach Saltwater Park the next time you're in the Seattle area and you need a break from the crowds.
It's the perfect place to get away from it all.
2021 Northwest 190th Street , Shoreline, WA, 98177
The Richmond Beach Saltwater Park is a true hidden gem. And if you enjoy a nice, quiet hidden beach every now and then,
check out this road trip.