West Seattle is full of activities and Alki Beach is the source for all things fun in the area. Thanks to the 2.5 mile board walk that runs from Alki Point to the Duwamish Head on Elliott Bay accompanied by spectacular views it is a local favorite.
Picture perfect summer days bring people out and make parking hard to find. You can walk, bike, rollerblade, play volleyball, search the beach for treasures, sunbathe, search for Pokemon or if you are like me skateboard and skimboard.
Recently, I ventured out to West Seattle with DB Longboards team rider Spencer Smith to bring an idea we had to life. We wanted to feature downhill longboarding, cruising and skimboarding in one video. So, we started off with Spencer bombing a hill, then switched to a cruiser to head to the beach and finally ended near Anchor Point for a skimboard session on a custom DB Skimboard.
This edit was a lot of fun to storyboard and shoot. You can checkout the final product below. A lot of credit has to go to Spencer for this video since he is one of the best downhill longboarders in the world, has great style while cruising and carving and isn’t too bad on a skimboard either.
My personal three favorite things to do at Alki Beach during the summer are skimboard, longboard and watch the bald eagles. Below are a few of my favorites from this summer.
Skimboarding at Alki Beach
Watch the Bald Eagles at Alki Beach
I hope you enjoyed the video and the photos I have captured this summer. Just because West Seattle is great during the summer months does not mean you should not explore the area in the fall and winter. I go out there year round because of the amazing view of Seattle and it’s still fun to longboard the boardwalk even during the colder months.
Views of West Seattle in the fall and winter:
More about Alki Beach:
The widened path accommodates a lot of folks even on a busy day. If you get there before 12pm on a weekend during the summer you can find parking. A few additional amenities are picnic tables, a former bathhouse housing an art studio, and a restroom at the south (Alki Point) end of the beach, and there you’ll find the monument to the arrival of the first white settlers on November 13, 1851. There are also plenty of places to eat like Spud Fish and Chips, which are worth checking out. You can also learn more about West Seattle at VisitSeattle.com and West Seattle Blog.
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