WEST SEATTLE BEACHES: Here’s when to see what summer’s lowest low tide reveals

(Photo by Gill Loring, from May’s low-low tides)

With the full moon, another round of low-low tides is coming up in the week ahead, including this summer’s lowest low tide (minus 4 feet) on Friday. Here’s what’s happening, plus how to get expert advice for your viewing (most important advice is simple – please tread lightly and be mindful of the near-shore creatures not usually exposed):


Tuesday (June 22nd) 9:37 am -2.1
Wednesday (June 23rd) 10:22 am -3.2
Thursday (June 24th) 11:07 am -3.9
Friday (June 25th) 11:54 am -4.0
Saturday (June 26th) 12:41 pm -3.7
Sunday (June 27th) 1:28 pm -3.0
Monday (June 28th) 2:16 pm -2.0


Seattle Aquarium volunteer beach naturalists will be at Lincoln and Constellation (aka Charles Richey Sr. Viewpoint) Parks Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, usually starting about an hour and a half after the lowest-tide moment. Here’s the schedule.

Tide walk – Thursday at 10:30 am, meet up with Seattle Parks’ Rec’N The Streets program for a free all-ages beach walk at Constellation Park (3521 Beach Dr SW). Organizers advise: “Bring some water comfortable shoes, water bottle, and cameras. Be ready to get wet and see some cool plants and animals.”

7 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE BEACHES: Here's when to see what summer's lowest low tide reveals"

  • Puget Paddler June 21, 2021 (11:00 pm)

    Sat. 6/26 is 12:41 PM, correct?

  • mike June 21, 2021 (11:34 pm)

    For Saturday, is that supposed to be 12:41 pm? (not right after midnight?)

    • WSB June 22, 2021 (12:10 am)

      Yes, sorry, fixing.

  • Flivver June 22, 2021 (6:14 am)

    Question. I remember reading somewhere long time ago that a -4.5 is the lowest tide ever recorded in Puget Sound. Does anybody have any info on that? 

  • Flivver June 22, 2021 (4:31 pm)

    Boinsted. Thanks for the info. I’m not computer adept enough to find info like this. Hell getting old!

  • mike June 30, 2021 (7:05 pm)

    Belated thanks for posting this schedule … we went to Lincoln Park for the low tide, where we talked to some of the volunteers, who pointed out a lot of cool stuff. 

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