With summer approaching, a little outdoor swimming may be on the brain—but by now you've probably exhausted your usual swimming haunts around Seattle. So why not try something new?
There are dozens of pools and beaches left to be explored around town, and starting Memorial Day weekend, lifeguards are on duty at pretty much every officially designated swimming spots.
Seattle is built around canals, lakes, rivers, and of course the Puget Sound, so we have a wide variety of naturally-occurring swimming areas. If seaweed and watercraft-created waves make you nervous, there are even a couple of public outdoor pools.
There are places perfect for kiddos, places perfect for serious swimmers, and even a few places that are probably adult-only. (We’ll let you track down that last kind on your own lest we blow up someone’s favorite nude beach, although we promise they exist.)
Here are the best places to get out on the water in the sunshine both in and around town, no matter what you're in the mood for. Happy swimming.
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