It’s hard to find a sandy beach in Seattle—but not impossible.
If you’re a longtime Seattleite, you’re used to making do with rocky, Puget Sound beaches. We sit on driftwood to read our books and bask in the sun, wear our waterproof sandals for swimming and wading, and keep an extra close eye out for oysters. It’s something you get used to, and at least you can make some kind of castle out of rocks.
Alternatively, sometimes park planners will opt for a grassy field leading up to banked waterfront so there’s at least somewhere to lay out a beach blanket—a slight improvement, but still not sand. (It’s harder to build a castle out of grass.)
Regardless, it’s not the same. Sometimes, there’s nothing that can replace the allure of a beautiful, soft, sandy beach, with only the smallest chance of rock-related injury or a maimed floaty—and less footwear required. You should still watch for rocks under the water in most cases, though, because there is no true escape from the rocks.
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