Isn't there something amazingly summery about swimming in a lake? Maybe it's the Rocky Mountain Canada girl in me. If you were going to swim in a lake where I grew up it better be smokin' hot on shore, or you would be in danger of hypothermia!
Luckily the lakes around here are refreshingly cool and Lake Washington itself has some great family beaches. This is a favourite in Bellevue, Clyde Beach. Great grassy hill, fun "pirate" playground, a dock, roped off swimming area for the little ones and even a lifeguard!!!
Clyde Beach ParkAddress: 2-92nd Avenue NE
Contact: Picnic Reservations: 425-452-6914
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Beach Lifeguard Schedule
Amenities: Swimming, lifeguard on duty late June through Labor Day. Rediscover Clyde Beach Park- this expanded beach park features an enchanting boathouse that will evoke memories from the past. Restrooms, picnic and a play area. 2.23 acres.
Directions: From I-405, take the NE 8th Street exit going west. Turn left onto 92nd Avenue NE. Park is at the end of the street.(The only downside is parking spots are limited)