Brackett's Landing North – A brisk 10 minute walk downhill from the Frances Anderson Center toward the water on the north side of the ferry terminal. Brackett's Landing Beach runs alongside a 27 acre Underwater Park and is flanked by two beaches that together span over 6 acres. A paved walkway continues out to the jetty where a telescope allows a peek of the Kitsap Peninsula.
Brackett's Landing South – this sandy beach is on the south side of the ferry terminal just past a statue of children in a row boat, a grassy knoll, and a short paved walkway next to the terminal.
Olympic Beach – This 4.3-acre beach is a 15 to 20 minute walk downhill from the Frances Anderson Center and is adjacent to the fishing pier. There are casual and formal dining options along the walkway to the south.
Marina Beach – This beautiful expanse of waterfront-park is a 20 to 30 minute walk toward the water downhill from the Frances Anderson Center and located south of the Edmonds Marina. Build a sandcastle at low tide or watch the wind surfers catch a breeze.
As you visit the beaches and parks notice the Marine Sanctuary informational signs posted about the fragile yet robust wildlife, marine life and estuaries. This is a great opportunity to explore and learn about the delicate world of the Puget Sound.
Edmonds is a walker’s paradise with waterfront walkways, historic sites along city streets, parks, beaches, board-walks, and paths through the marsh and woods. Print this Edmond’s walking map with the historic sites marked for easy viewing. Start from the Frances Anderson Center and head west toward the water and downtown. Print the map Historic walk of Edmonds map.
The Edmonds Marsh is one of the few urban saltwater estuaries in the Puget Sound. This marsh area is 22.5 acres, hosts to an astounding 225 species of birds and is the first stop on this guide, the Audubon Washington's Great State Birding Trail - Cascade Loop.
Edmonds Fishing Pier is located just south of the ferry terminal and south of the pier is the Port of Edmonds Marina with its 665 boat slips and ample guest moorage. Check out the weather station and see how fast the wind is blowing.
Edmonds Underwater Park is just north of the Ferry Terminal at the foot of Main Street. From the jetty you’ll see water park markers and possibly divers. The Park is 27 acres of tide lands, a 325-foot dry dock sunk in 1935 next to the dock. This artificial reef has attracted a wealth of sea life. There is a local dive shop in town with equipment rentals and area guides.
Edmonds has a wide variety of fresh, local dining options. From romantic waterfront dining to an array of downtown restaurants, Edmonds offers dining options for all palates. Map of Edmonds Restaurants
Edmonds is home to a rich variety of visual and performing arts organizations and businesses. Take a stroll through local galleries, sign up for an art class, or explore rotating exhibits at the Frances Anderson Center and the Edmonds Library!
The Edmonds Theater – This vintage 252-seat movie house built in 1923 offers historic ambiance and shows first-run films.
The Edmonds Center for the Arts is home to the Cascade Symphony Orchestra, Olympic Ballet and Sno-King Chorale. It also presents world class music, dance and comedy year-around in a state-of-the-art venue. Full seasons of live theater are on stage at the Wade James Theatre and Phoenix Theatre.
The WA State Ferry Terminal is a short walk south from the Frances Anderson Center. Take a 30-minute voyage to Kingston for lunch or the weekend. For ferry departure times and rates visit Washington State Ferries. For a longer excursion take the Amtrak train to Bellingham and explore Fairhaven for the day or take the train to Vancouver BC.
Edmonds is not only home to Write on the Sound, but also the Edmonds Bookshop, EPIC, the Edmonds Library, and many coffee shops and public parks. The Edmonds Library is located directly below the Edmonds Plaza Room and has free wireless internet and a rotating public art display. Find a place to cozy up and spend the afternoon reading or writing.
The Edmonds Summer Market is open Saturdays, June 30th through October 5th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The Market is located in downtown Edmonds on 5th Street and Main, at the fountain and then to Bell and east up Bell Street around Centennial Plaza.