Shhhhhh. Can you keep a secret? I know of a secret Seattle beach. Rumors are that many bowsprits of old wooden boats have been sacrificed here. At low tide, on the outside of the Shilshole Marina breakwater, this secret beach appears.
The beach is sandy. It has lots of shells. It's very shallow around the beach and thus only accessible by paddle-craft or dinghy (pull the outboard up as you get close). It was extra big and sandy during the super moon low tides a few weeks ago. That's when we went. We actually go all the time. Here's how to get there (at low tide) by kayak:
directions to the secret beach
1. Paddle out of the marina. We like to head south first.
2. Paddle under this trimaran…even if your wife is screaming something about not doing it.
3. Hang a right at the big cranky that hangs out under one of the south docks.
4. Zip around the neighbors/breakwater and head north. Continue paddling north and look to the right...
There it is. You've made it! When you show friends pictures they'll think you're at nearby Golden Gardens…but they're wrong. You're at the secret Shilshole breakwater beach…let's keep these secret directions between you and…hey wait a minute...
…Ah great. I guess the secret's already out.
~Paul & Amber ETC
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