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47.6788° N, 122.2067° W

Kirkland is home of beautiful waterfront parks and beaches with an array of boating activities. Spectacular year-round sunsets reflect the mood of the region and the season. Throughout the year, bald eagles dip into the water for fish while sailboats and windsurfers catch currents of air, kayakers explore the shoreline and motorboats tie up to public docks next tor restaurants in the region’s premier downtown waterfront. Our boating guide showcases the collection of activities just steps from the Marina or check out the article featuring Kirkland from Northwest Yachting.

Boat Moorage
No other location on Lake Washington or Lake Union has as much public transient moorage as Kirkland. Moorage in downtown Kirkland at Marina Park and South Dock offer a combine 90 year-round moorage slips to the public with excellent access to downtown shops and dining, waterfront parks, overnight accommodations and local events. First three hours are free! Additional moorage is located at waterfront restaurants and accommodations.

Boat Rentals
Lake Washington in the Seattle area is the second largest lake in the state of Washington behind Lake Chelan providing excellent boating opportunities.

Woodmark Waterfront Adventures
1200 Carillon Point
(425) 216-2257

Yarrow Bay Marina
5207 Lake Washington Blvd NE
(425) 822-6066

Boat Tours
Various scenic cruise companies operate from the Kirkland City Dock. Enjoy a unique way to experience wonderful views and famous sites with a tour of Seattle and Lake Washington.

Argosy Cruises
Departs Kirkland City Dock
(206) 623-1445 or (800) 642-7816

Waterways Cruises and Events
Departs Kirkland City Docks
(206) 223-2060

Kayaking and Paddle Surfing
The Kirkland is an excellent place to kayak or paddle board. Beach hop along the shore to visit the many waterfront parks stopping for lunch or to watch a beach volleyball game. Enjoy wildlife in Juanita Bay and nearby dining at Juanita Village or downtown Kirkland.

Northwest Paddle Surfers
Marina Park, 25 Lakeshore Plaza Drive
Juanita Beach Park, 9703 NE Juanita Drive
June 1–September 30
10 a.m.–7 p.m. (Days and times vary depending on the weather)
$20 per hour

Perfect Wave Surf Shop
Houghton Beach Park, 5811 Lake Washington Blvd
June 1–September 30
10 a.m.–7 p.m. (Days and times vary depending on weather)
$15 per hour

Woodmark Waterfront Adventures
1200 Carillon Point
(425) 216-2257
Renting boats and water craft

Parasail Kirkland.com
176 Lake Street South


David E. Brink Park
555 Lake Street South
Open all year, dawn to dusk

Doris Cooper Houghton Beach Park
5811 Lake Washington Boulevard
Open all year, dawn to dusk

Juanita Beach Park
9703 NE Juanita Drive
Open all year, dawn to dusk

Marina Park
25 Lakeshore Plaza
Open all year

Waverly Park
633 Waverly Way
Open all year, dawn to dusk


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