Planning on visiting Everett’s sandy beach of wonder? Great idea! Here’s some local advice on making the most of it.
About the Jetty
First off – let’s make sure you’re familiar with Jetty Island. It’s a two-mile-long, human-made island that acts as a ‘breakwater’ for the Everett Marina. Besides its functional purpose, it's also an excellent beach. True story, it’s probably one of Washington’s best beaches, and the water is pretty warm because it’s shallow.
Visiting the Jetty is a little like stepping back in time – there are no cars, no electricity, and no running water – so you’ll want to prepare accordingly.
During the off-season, Jetty is open to anyone who can get there. So if you have your own boat, all aboard! Kayak, canoe or paddleboard out for some serious summer fun. Anytime is a good time to visit Everett’s Jetty Island, but if you can swing it, the best times are sunny weekdays at low tide. The beach tends to be a little quieter and the water is super warm as it comes back in from low tide. The sandy beaches stretch for over two miles, so you’ll have plenty of space to spread out and have fun while still social distancing. Bring a mask just in case you bump into other people.