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Edmonds Marine Walkway

Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area
47.8047, -122.3940 Map & Directions
1.7 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
37 feet
Highest Point
20 feet
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Bald eagle along Edmonds waterfront. Photo by wafflesnfalafel. Full-size image
  • Mountain views
  • Good for kids
  • Coast

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Start at Edmond's Marina Beach Park and head through the marina and out along the edge of the water to your choice of two beaches. Continue reading

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Hiking Edmonds Marine Walkway

This walk takes visitors along the Edmond's waterfront via a paved path. Starting out at Marina Beach Park where there is a spacious off-leash dog area and a driftwood-filled beach, the path parallels the water before going over a series of bridges that deliver visitors right to the edge of the Marina. It's fun to walk here and look out at all the boats bobbing in the water.

Views of the water come and go as the marina tapers off to become a stretch of parking lots. This section isn't long, and walkers will quickly breeze through it along the marked path. Once again, the path returns to the waterfront where there is a long pier stretching out into the Sound. From here the choice is yours: drop down onto the sand and walk along the beach, or stay high and stick to the paved path--both offer unobstructed views of the water where ferry boats come and go all day long. 

At this point you can stop and enjoy this beach called Brackett's Landing South, or you can continue on to a second beach just on the other side of the ferry dock (Brackett's Landing North). Simply head upland to the entrance of the ferry terminal and use the cross walk to get over to this other beach; it's a bit smaller and rockier. Be sure to look for scuba divers heading out into the water to explore an underwater playground of sorts that lies beneath the waves. This beach is a great option for a starting point because there is a parking lot and a restroom. 

The beach may extend up along the coast from here for a few hundred feet, but this is completely dependent on the tide. If you do decide to carry on, just be sure you don't get stranded too far out when the high tide rolls in. 

Hike Description Written by
Charlie Wakenshaw, WTA Staff

Edmonds Marine Walkway

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.8047, -122.3940 Open in Google Maps

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WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

For Marina Beach Park:
From I-5 take exit 177 and merge onto WA-104 W. Stay on WA-104 for 4.6 miles, following signs for Edmonds ferry. Turn left on Dayton St. for 0.2 mile, then a slight left turn will take you onto Admiral Way for another 0.3 mile. At a stop sign, turn left and continue straight as the road ends at Marina Beach Park. Parking and a privy available.  

For Brackett's Landing North: 
From I-5 take exit 177 and merge onto WA-104 W. Stay on WA-104 for 4.6 miles, following signs for Edmonds ferry. Continue straight through the intersection of Dayton St. At the next light, turn left as if turning onto the ferry dock. Turn right after crossing the train tracks into the signed entrance for the park. Parking and restroom available. 

Take Transit

Community Transit routes 116, 130, 196, 416 stop right outside the ferry terminal, which is a few hundred feet from this path. 

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Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area

City of Edmonds

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