Tidewalker alert: Lowest tide of the summer this week


(WSB photo taken at Seacrest, May 2007)
If you can get out and get to the beach at midday, this week brings some excellent chances for low-tide walks. Here’s the chart; today the tide bottoms out at 10:19 am at -2.8; tomorrow, 11:04 am, it’s -3.8; then Wednesday, it’s the lowest tide of the summer, -4.1 at 11:51; Thursday is almost as good, -4.0 at 12:39 pm; and Friday it’s -3.4 at 1:38 pm. On Wednesday and Thursday, you’ll even have a chance to consult an expert, as the Seattle Aquarium will have its beach naturalists out at Lincoln Park and Constellation Park (south of Alki Point), 10:30 am-2:30 pm. (But almost any place on the West Seattle shore is a great place to see what is revealed at low tide — our other favorites include Cove Park just north of the Fauntleroy ferry dock and Seacrest, where the pilings beneath the pier host a nice array of starfish and other sea life, as shown in our photo above.)

6 Replies to "Tidewalker alert: Lowest tide of the summer this week"

  • beachdrivegirl June 2, 2008 (9:46 am)

    I saw the naturalists @ Constellation Park on Sunday. Very cool! I need to get my sister to meet me there with my niece and nephew. :)

  • Paul June 2, 2008 (10:03 am)

    i think this calls for a work field trip day! I can’t wait to go check it out.

  • herongrrrl June 2, 2008 (10:06 am)

    Don’t forget to be kind to the critters! Some great beach etiquette tips here:


  • jmland June 2, 2008 (12:25 pm)

    can’t they schedule the low tides for later in the day when i’m not working? GEEZ!

  • lina June 2, 2008 (1:23 pm)

    thanks herongrrl, for the beach etiquette
    i worry that we will love ‘low tide’ to death. please be careful out there and step lightly, literally and metophorically. these areas are such an amazing find in a urban area and more and more i am watching the beaches crowd at this really vulnerable time for sea creatures. i am equally to blame for growing numbers of folks at low tide as i have shared this wonder with friends and will be there a bunch this week. nevertheless, be gentle out there.

  • PO June 2, 2008 (4:40 pm)

    beautiful sea stars.

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