Alexander Beach - United States, Washington, Anacortes


Alexander Beach is a charming beach located in Anacortes, United States. The beach is a quarter-mile long and features soft, light-colored sand that makes it perfect for lounging and sunbathing.


Amenities include restrooms, picnic tables, and a covered shelter. Dogs are allowed on the beach but must be leashed at all times. Unfortunately, there are no lifeguards on duty


Visitors can engage in various activities such as swimming, beachcombing, and fishing.


There is a small parking lot near the beach, and it is free for visitors to use. However, parking space is limited, so it is advisable to arrive early, especially during peak season.

Fun Fact

Fun fact: Alexander Beach is a popular spot for clam digging during low tide.


Aside from enjoying the beach's natural beauty, visitors can explore nearby hiking trails that offer stunning views of the ocean and the surrounding forests. The nearby Washington Park is also worth visiting, featuring picnic areas, playgrounds, and stunning views of the San Juan Islands.


There are several restaurants in Anacortes that visitors can enjoy. The area is known for its fresh seafood, and visitors can try various dishes in restaurants such as Anthony's Restaurant and Gere-a-Deli.


Decatur Island offers several accommodations, including vacation rentals and cabins for rent. The Decatur Head Beach Association and the Decatur Island Bed and Breakfast offer comfortable accommodations and stunning views of the ocean.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Sandee Rating: 83/100

Alexander Beach does not have dedicated parking but has street parking near the entrance.

No, Alexander Beach does not have lifeguards monitoring the beach – please be careful when swimming on this beach.

Alexander Beach is not family-friendly and does not have restrooms, lifeguards, and nearby food.

Alexander Beach is not generally considered a good swimming beach.

Alexander Beach does not have restrooms on or near the beach.

No, Alexander Beach maintains a family-friendly atmosphere and does not allow nude bathing.

Alexander Beach does not have nearby food options – please plan your beach day accordingly.

Alexander Beach is not known for any activities in particular.

Alexander Beach does not have accommodations for people with disabilities.

Alexander Beach is not dog-friendly.

Alexander Beach is not generally considered to be good for surfing.