Seattle Viewpoints
Luna Park Seawall Viewpoint

Location
Near 1005 Harbor Avenue SW, on the waterfront of West Seattle.

See this map showing Luna Park Seawall in relation to other West Seattle viewpoints and bus routes.

Admission
Free.

Getting there by car
Click on the map below for directions.


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Getting there by bus
From downtown, via bus number 37 (Alki, Admiral District).
Board the southbound bus at the corner of 2nd Avenue and Pike Street.
(Enjoy the view from West Seattle Bridge as you cross it on the bus. Unfortunately no pedestrian traffic is allowed on the bridge.)
Alight from the bus at the corner of Alki Avenue SW and ? Ave SW.
It is about a 22-minute ride this way.
(Note: Bus number 37 unfortunately has a confusing and irregular timetable. If you do not intend to alight in West Seattle, bus number 37 makes a terrific drive taking in the views of West Seattle. If you do alight in West Seattle, it is probably best to plan your return trip via bus number 56.)
You will see the viewpoint with its "can't-miss" views of Puget Sound on Harbor Avenue.

From downtown, via bus number 56 (Alki Beach).
Board the southbound bus at the corner of 1st Avenue and Pike Street.
(Enjoy the view from West Seattle Bridge as you cross it on the bus.  Unfortunately no pedestrian traffic is allowed on the bridge.)
Alight from the bus at its last stop at the corner of 61st Avenue SW and Alki Avenue. It is about a 20- to 30-minute ride each way, depending on whether you catch an express bus.
A 20-minute walk eastwards along Alki Beach Park will bring you to Luna Park Seawall which is adjacent to the eastern end of the Park. Along the way you will see various eateries and public restrooms.

Notes and tips
The Luna Park Seawall is part of the a chain of public access spaces that skirt the West Seattle's peninsular along the water's edge. The largest of these is Alki Beach Park to the southwest. They are linked by popular walking and bicycle/ skating tracks. More spaces to the east that provide public access to the beach include Don Armeni Viewpoint, Seacrest Park and Terminal 5.

The site is easily identified by the large anchor placed there. Benches are provided, however for other facilities, go to park areas on either side of this site. It is a great spot to watch the boat traffic going to and from downtown Seattle, and the Port of Seattle. On a sunny weekend, there will also be plenty of people-watching to be had, as visitors and locals enjoy the outdoors.

The Views
The Luna Park Seawall offers sweeping 280 views across Puget Sound. From Bainbridge Island and the Olympic Mountains to the west, across Elliot Bay towards downtown Seattle to the east.

The following photos were taken mid-morning on a sunny day in early May. Click on photo for full-size image.

Seattle viewpoints: Luna Park Seawall
Looking past the site's anchor towards Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains (29kb).

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Looking north towards Magnolia bluff over a low tide (30kb).

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Looking northeast towards downtown Seattle over a low tide (32kb).

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