Where is your favorite place to watch the sun go down in Seattle?
There are multiple locations around the city that offer exceptional views of the skyline, the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges, Elliott Bay and the unbeatable sunsets that light up the sky while illuminating the glistening waters of the Puget Sound.
Alki Beach Park is famous for its stunning sunset views that include the Seattle skyline, the Olympics and the ferries that cross the Sound. Watch from one of the picnic tables, or take a stroll along the beach to capture some of the best shots.
Golden Gardens Park
Just north of downtown in Ballard, the beach at Golden Gardens offers a fantastic sunset view looking directly out onto the Puget Sound with the jagged peaks of the Olympic Mountains beyond.
The largest city park in Seattle sits atop Magnolia Bluff overlooking the city and Puget Sound. From here you can see both sets of mountain ranges — the Olympics to the west and the Cascades to the east. And, thanks to its higher elevation, it’s another one of the best spots for sunset viewing.
You’ll get an incredible panoramic view of the Seattle skyline from Kerry Park, and at sunset it’s especially breathtaking.
Gas Works Park
Located on the north shore of Lake Union, Gas Works Park has outstanding water views and a spectacular, unobstructed view of the city skyline that makes for jaw-dropping sunsets.
K.C. Dermody is the author of hundreds of travel articles both online and in print as well as the author of the “Best Travel Guide for First Time Visitors to Ireland.” She has traveled throughout the world and has a passion for imparting what she has learned from her experiences to others, but always appreciates coming home to the beautiful Olympic Peninsula in Washington State.