Alki Beach Park

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Alki Beach Park
West Seattle Statue of Liberty 02.jpg
Alki Beach Park with replica of Statue of Liberty
LocationWest Seattle, Washington, USA
Coordinates47°34′52″N 122°24′24″W / 47.580989°N 122.406729°W / 47.580989; -122.406729Coordinates: 47°34′52″N 122°24′24″W / 47.580989°N 122.406729°W / 47.580989; -122.406729
Area135.9 acres (55.0 ha)
Operated bySeattle Parks and Recreation

Alki Beach Park is a 135.9-acre (55.0 ha) park located in the West Seattle neighborhood of Seattle, Washington that consists of the Elliott Bay beach between Alki Point and Duwamish Head.[2] It has a 0.5 miles (0.80 km) of beachfront, and was the first public salt-water bathing beach on the west coast of the United States. It is open daily from 4am to 11:30pm.[3]

The beach has a replica of the Statue of Liberty that was installed in 1952;[4] the Alki Point Monument memorializing Seattle's pioneer White settlers is also located in the park.

On June 27, 1959, reports of an unexploded naval mine caused the beach to be closed while police evacuated 1,000 people; the reported mine was found to be a homemade anchor with long spikes.[5]


  1. ^ Park history, Seattle Parks and Recreation, retrieved 2012-09-05
  2. ^ Alki Beach Park, Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation. Accessed online 7 December 2007.
  3. ^ Fleming, S. E. (1919), Civics (supplement): Seattle King County, Seattle: Seattle Public Schools, p. 38.
  4. ^ Lacitis, Erik (September 8, 2011). "On Alki, a statue of memories". The Seattle Times. p. A1. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  5. ^ "Alarm of 'Mine' at Alki Chases 1,000 From Beach". The Seattle Times. June 28, 1959. p. 1.

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