Richmond Beach Saltwater Park

This serene L-shaped beach is approximately 1,300 feet long and a great place to watch for resident orcas in the winter months. The park contains 40 acres of land with trails and picnic shelters perfect for spending a day at the beach.

37 different species of invertebrates call this beach home so make sure to look down occasionally between watching for whale spouts.  You might spot sea cucumbers, brittle stars, sea slugs, and perhaps even a graceful decorator crab.

Where the Whales Are

Resident orcas are most often seen here in the winter months.

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  1. Brian Benson : 11 December 2012 11:14AM

    Hey, Donna! Looks like you got an additional Whale Trail site…at Richmond Beach? If so, congrats. I bike out there occasionally and will have to stop by for a look. (Brian Benson, Roberta Shorrock’s brother in law)

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The Whale Trail

Address / Contact

2021 NW 190th Street

Shoreline, WA 98177

(206) 801-2611

Park Information


  • restrooms
  • trails
  • picnic-area

Marine Mammals Commonly Seen Here

Marine Mammals Occasionally Seen Here

Marine Mammals Rarely Seen Here

The Whale Trail is a nonprofit organization in partnership with
Partners NOAA Seattle Aquarium People for Puget Sound Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife The Whale Museum National Marine Sanctuaries