Alki Beach, Seattle, WA, USA

Alki Beach, Seattle, WA, USA

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 2,151 vacation rentals near Alki Beach. From 814 apartments to 725 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Alki Beach for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

A hidden gem in Seattle

Visitors often overlook Alki Beach in West Seattle, but it's well loved by in-the-know locals who can be seen jogging along the 2.5-mile pedestrian walkway, drawing lines in the sand for a late afternoon volleyball game, beachcombing or simply working on their tan. While most of the beaches along the Puget Sound are rocky, Alki is one of the only stretches to have golden sand. If you're after a tranquil taste of the great outdoors during a trip to the city, this is the place to be.

Soak up the rays on Alki Beach

If you are lucky enough to book an oceanfront Alki Beach vacation rental, you'll have a huge swathe of sandy beach to make use of. Here you can while away your days having refreshing dips in the sea, skating along the seafront walkway, gliding across the ocean on sea kayaks or simply settling into a private little spot and making sand castles with the kids which gorging on fish and chips from Spuds, who've been serving them for more than 80 years. Alternatively, lie back on one of the sun loungers and soak up the rays while you read a book.

Seattle's Statue of Liberty

If sun worshipping on the beach isn't for you, then there are plenty of interesting historical attractions to check out near Alki Beach vacation rentals. The Log House Museum, run by the West Seattle Historical Society, chronicles the lives of the Denny party settlers and the Duwamish natives. At the end of the walkway, you can find a replica of the Statue of Liberty, a reminder that the town was once called New York – Alki when it was thought that it could one day rival the Big Apple. Alternatively, you can visit the early 20th-century Alki Point lighthouse which still operates today.

The hot, long summer days

Unsurprisingly, the summer months mark the high season in West Seattle. If you plan to visit during July and August, you better book up your Alki Beach vacation rental quick to avoid disappointment. During this time, you can expect long, hot days made pleasant by the light breeze off the sea and the deliciously cool waters. Outside the summer months, the town can be decidedly quiet, but many will say they prefer the spring and fall when the weather is cooler and the beach wonderfully empty and perfect for walking.

The gentle giants of the sea

If you stay in an Alki Beach vacation rental during fall, you may very well be treated to the sight of orcas leaping out of the ocean. Consider rented a sea kayak to get up close to these magnificent creatures. In spring you can look out from the beach or walkway to see huge migrating gray whales which come close to the shore to feed on the rich plankton. As you relax on the beach, you can spot harbor seal pups left on the sand while the parents head out to sea to hunt for fish.