Richmond Beach

Washington, USA West
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Snorkeling and Scuba Diving at Richmond Beach

Richmond Beach will offer a little for everyone: A nice beach park for the kids, a relatively shallow dive for the inexperienced, pieces of ship Utopia for the souvenir hunters, and marine life for the naturalist in us all! It's a bit of a walk to make it to the shore, so a tank cart would be of help. Found just North of Seattle in Richmond Beach, grab your Seattle map and find the North 175th exit. You'll head West on 175th, then North on Aurora, then West on 185th which becomes Richmond Beach road, and then follow the signs to Richmond Beach Park (left on 20th Ave NW). You'll get a better idea just looking at your map!
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Sep 21, 2021, 1:06 AM
Pick your spot to dive. The pieces of the wreck are found just to the left (North) in the photo. Mostly gravel, there's plenty of room to spread out, with a shelter and restroom nearby. The walk into the water is child's play! There are multiple layers of parking. This is the closest to the bridge over the railroad tracks. As you enter the park, you'll notice numerous bar-b-que spots, and a large, jungle-gym play area.
Matt Chester
Matt Chester
Nov 17, 2002, 12:00 AM
This is a great place to snorkel. There is a huge reef and it is in like 10 feet of water. There are a lot of perch and flounder, and every once in a while you will spot a huge cabezon blending in with the reef. Remember not to go out too far as there is just a huge drop off and there is nothing to see. The down-side to this dive is that it is a long walk to the beach, and sometimes it gets really murky. There are bath rooms near the beach just in case.
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Jim Morrison
Jim Morrison
Dec 29, 2001, 12:00 AM
I have dived Richmond beach many times. There is some debris on the bottom, otherwise not too much to see. There is a pedestrian bridge over the railroad tracks [i.e., carry your tanks several hundred feet up and over the bridge. We found some big concrete anchors and an old steel propeller {14' across?] at 60 feet deep that were used as temporary anchors. Look carefully and you will find they are attached to each other by big steel chains. These were straight out from the bathhouse. The biggest hazard is trains, at least one child has been killed on the tracks.
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