Matthews Beach Park

4.440 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 10:00 pm]
  • Address: 5100 NE 93rd St, Seattle, WA 98115, United States
  • Timings: 06:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-2066844075
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Park, Picnic Spot

So this is supposed to be Seattle’s largest freshwater bathing beach, but there is a lot more here than sand and water. There is half a basketball court, picnic areas, playground for kids, a changing room and shower, Douglas firs on the park slope and diving boards. The famous Burke-Gilman trail passes right by the park. Like any park on the west side of Seattle, this is great place to catch a sunrise. You might get some bird-watching done at the south-end of the park, where the Thornton Creek drains into the lake.

Matthews Beach Park Travel Tips

  • There are life-guards in the summer.

How to Reach Matthews Beach Park

  • By bus 75 stop Sand PT Way NE & Matthews Pl NE.
  • Drive to here or take a taxi.

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  • Matthews Beach Park Address: 5100 NE 93rd St, Seattle, WA 98115, United States
  • Matthews Beach Park Contact Number: +1-2066844075
  • Matthews Beach Park Timing: 06:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Matthews Beach Park(preferred time): 06:00 am - 08:00 am
  • Time required to visit Matthews Beach Park: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 0.49% of people who visit Seattle include Matthews Beach Park in their plan

  • 50% of people start their Matthews Beach Park visit around 11 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Matthews Beach Park

Monday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Matthews Beach Park

People normally club together Holocaust Center For Humanity and Cal Anderson Park while planning their visit to Matthews Beach Park.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Matthews Beach Park Reviews & Ratings

  • An excellent beach park that's great for families. One side of the park has a lot of duck poop, as mentioned in other reviews but the other side is cleaner. There's the usual play area for kids, basketball, small trails, restrooms, picnic spots. The highlight is the small beach with great views. I would recommend on a summer evening to jump into the water! We found parking very easily on the 4th of July in the evening but I think it may get crowded.

  • Lovely little beach park. Has a few more forested sections as well as a playground and plenty of open fields. Connects to the Burke-Gilman Trail and has plenty of parking available. Quiet and peaceful, great spot for a lunch picnic.

  • Went with my friends-- a little offshore there is a platform with diving boards on it. Theres a lot of kelp in the water but it is like 7 feet down so you won't get tangled in it unless you want to. The beach is gravelly and there is a shower station not far from the beach. There is also a playground nearby, with swings, slides, and monkey bars. Is accessible by foot, bike, or car. Many paved trails nearby, with many blackberries in the summer. 5/5 would totally recommend to others! Great place for a picnic.

  • Great place for picnic dinner! Prepared picnic dinner for our monthly father-daughter date. The park was not crowded, picnic tables located throughout park. Enjoyed having a nice place to spend time with my adult daughter.

  • This place was covered in so much geese poop that you literally couldn't find a spot to walk/sit on that was clear. The parking was fine when we went but I could tell that on a busy summer day it would be extremely limited. Also there wasn't any sandy beach area really. If there was less poop I would have rated it higher but I had to follow my son so closely to make sure he wasn't picking it up, crawling on it, trying to eat it, etc. 🤢

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  • What time is the Polar Bear Plunge on January 1st, 2019?

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    • Every year, Polar Bear Plunge is arranged during 11 am to 12.15 pm. 

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    • Every year, Polar Bear Plunge is arranged during 11 am to 12.15 pm. 

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