Nothing quite says summer like a fun and relaxing day at the beach! Luckily, I have Mukilteo’s go-to guide for getting the most out of a day in the sand. From ferries to festivals, I’ve got you covered!
Check out my recommendations for a Mukilteo beach day:
When it comes to beaches, I happen to think one of the best beaches in Snohomish County is right in Mukilteo. Lighthouse Park features built-in fire pits, a fantastic beach-side playground, a substantial shelter perfect for year-round parties, a boat launch, a beautiful lighthouse, plus ice cream and fish & chips within walking distance. Bonus tip: if you’re a Mukilteo resident you get a free parking pass to the beach park!
Known as Lighthouse Park, this hangout destination is a local must-see. Here kids can play in the new playgrounds, you can make a campfire on the beach… even watch people get married by the beach on the Wedding Circle, and so much more. I suggest taking the Lighthouse Tour, launch your boat and go salmon fishing or crabbing.
If you don’t have a boat of your own, you can also hop on the ferry at sunset. It’s a quick ride to Clinton and back. While you’re on land, check out Clinton Beach. It is also a nice little beach with toys for those with little ones who choose this inexpensive adventure.
Fun in the sun can work up an appetite, so I definitely recommend three spots to satisfy any taste buds. In the summer, I like to grab some fish & chips to go from Ivar’s or a sit-down meal at Arnies, another great seafood destination. It’s always great to top off the day with delicious ice cream at Diamond Knot (they have great food and beer too). It’s a win-win for everyone!
Lighthouse Park is not only great for a beach day, but also hosts awesome community events. For example, I love the Farmer’s Market on Wednesday afternoons. Not just to get fresh produce, but also run into friends and neighbors. I bring my dog Molly to socialize and see her doggie friends too.
I also highly recommend Mukilteo’s annual Lighthouse Festival. It’s the summer highlight, with lots of activities and grand fireworks on the water. No matter how you spend your beach day in Mukilteo, you are sure to make lasting memories.