Alki Beach, Homebase

Route

Bathhouse to Lighthouse (1.2)

Bathhouse to Lighthouse to Condos "On the Other Side" and back to bathhouse (2.4) 

Distance

1.2 - 2.4 Miles

Water

Low - Mid 50s

Support

Swim Buoy + Notorious Alki Swimmers!

I regularly swim Alki Beach in West Seattle, WA with a group of swimmers known as the "Notorious Alki Swimmers." Many don't wear wetsuits, even in winter! They're amazing people who are a constant source of inspiration and motivation.

This post will be ongoing as I go to Alki nearly every weekend. I like to swim a 1.2-.3 mile stretch of beach, from the bathhouse to the lighthouse and back. I am working up mileage to swim 2.5 miles from the bathhouse to the condos on the other side of the point and back to the bathhouse. It's jellyfish season so I have to work up the bravery for it!

Some shots of some favorite swims at Alki, many of which are courtesy of my fellow swimmer/photographers:

 

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NOTE: I am not an expert and this site is meant to give you tips on OWS and some ideas for adventures. If you're really serious about OWS, a swim coach is probably helpful. Your safety is ultimately in your own hands. Be smart out there and have fun!