In summer, sunrise is around 5 a.m., so it is already high in the sky, and warm, early in the morning. There are some places that provide shade but they are not on the water. Make sure to bring sunscreen and an umbrella for coverage There is plenty of parking but some can be a little walk away. There is also a wetsuit rental nearby.
Mornings are gorgeous. It's busier in the evening during the summer and the weekend evenings include a large, younger, louder crowd.
With the majestic Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains visible from everywhere, a Golden Gardens beach day is one of serenity that will not be forgotten – neither in your travel memories nor those of the kids. It is one of our most favorite Seattle day trips for families and we head to Golden Gardens Park frequently! Enjoy beautiful views, splashing water, watching boats and kite surfers, swinging, walking, sliding, sand castle building and everything in between. Kids can play freely, make new friends (as there are always other families on the beach) and are able to exercise their creativity out in nature. After a fun morning at Golden Gardens beach, head to Un Bien, which offers a Caribbean smorgasbord of juicy sandwiches.