|The jewel of Burien's park system, Seahurst Park offers a saltwater beach on Puget Sound, views to the Olympic Mountains, reservable picnic shelters and tables, two playground areas, and several trails. It is a favorite for area photographers and families. The parking lot has 184 parking stalls and an additional 5 accessible parking stalls in the Lower Parking Lot. |
Picnic Shelters & Panoramic Views
The picnic shelters at Seahurst Park may be reserved online. Just go to www.BurienWA.gov/PicnicShelters, or call 206-988-3700 for more information. Click their locations below to enjoy 360-degree panoramic views at their locations.
Map and Tide Table
Seahurst Park Seawall Removal & Beach Restoration Project
Other Information, Photos, Video, Panoramic Views
This short film focuses on the largest beach restoration project in the Puget Sound area. Local Treasure showcases the environmental benefits of this unique eco-project, which took over ten years to create.
The History of Seahurst Park
The following history is an abridged text. For the full history of this regional park, learn more.
In the 1960s, the vision of developing Seahurst Park began with former King County Commissioner Ed Munro. King County purchased the beach from Howard Quinn with money that was gained from the sale of another piece of land in Burien.
The park opened April 12, 1975 and was formally named Ed Munro Seahurst Park by King County. The property was originally owned by Robert S. Fox, who also owned the Seattle Lumber Company. The deed to the park was transferred from King County to the City of Burien in 1994.