Swim Lake Washington
A summer 2020 quest

Matthews Beach Park


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Type: Public Park
Address: 9201 49th Ave NE, Seattle
Visited on: 8/14/2020

Notes:
Matthews is a 22-acre (8.9 hectares) park on the northwest shore of Lake Washington and is Seattle's largest freshwater park. In non-COVID times there are restrooms with changing areas and and the beach has lifeguards. The water entry is very foot-friendly and you can swim either north or south, keeping close to the shore. As with most of Lake Washington beach front there are many docks and private boats. Plenty of Canada geese live here so step carefully as you cross the lawn. There's a large parking area so you can drive right into the park. Riding there on a bicycle is also an option since the Burke Gilman Trail passes right by.
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