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10 Best Things to Do With Kids at Seattle’s Discovery Park

Play, dig in the sand, watch for orcas and more at Seattle’s best park

Nancy Chaney
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Published on: April 01, 2020

10 Best Things to Do With Kids at Seattle’s Discovery Park

Discovery Park sand dune at the bluff
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Play in the sand at the sand dune along the loop trail. Credit: Nancy Chaney

The bluff and the sandy area

On a sunny day or any day, your kids will love digging in the sand at the big sandy area along the bluff. Bring your shovels, buckets and toys for beach play, though there's no water here — the Sound is way down the hill (more on the beach later). But you won't need it on the bluff: There's great sand and amazing views. Watch ferries and other ship traffic, spot the peaks in the Olympic Mountains or scan the water for signs of orcas.

Find it: The sandy area is along the loop trail. To reach it by the shortest walk, park in the south parking lot, but you can also reach it on a bit longer walk from the east parking lot.

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