Along the Alki Trail next to Salty's Restaurant
From Seattle take HWY 99 or South Bound I-5 to the West Seattle Bridge and the Harbor Ave SW Exit. Once you pass the shipyard there are multiple parking areas to access the alki trail and view the Seattle waterfront from across Elliot Bay.
Note: There are several major road construction projects on going for years to come so there might be mandatory detour around south Seattle. Check the current road closures before you go
Weather and fog play a role in how much if any of downtown will be visible. The most dynamic views will be during sunrise or sun set so plan your excursion accordingly to the image of Seattle you want.
|Morning Fog rolls through Elliot Bay|
|Seattle's Space Needle peaks out from the fog|
|Looking south towards the ship yard|
|Seattle Space Needle from West Seattle|
|Downtown Seattle with Giant Wheel|