This is a nice park that would be a good alternative to Alki if you want to skip the crowds. It’s entrance is at the end of an out of the way road off of Harbor Ave. It’s not peak season, yet, so I don’t know how crowded it is during the summer. It seems like it wouldn’t get too crowded. Just because it’s not right off the main road. We didn’t even know it existed until recently.
After driving down the entrance road, there is a main parking lot you can use. You can also continue down another road to an area with street-type parking closer to the beach area. It’s very limited parking, but is a good drop-off area.
Near the parking lot is a play area with buoys that kids can climb on and a picnic table. There’s a large hill south of the play area. From the hill you can take a walking bridge over to the beach area. (There is a sloped walkway that goes around the hill good for strollers or those who don’t want to walk straight up the hill)
Next to the beach is a paved area with a couple more picnic tables. This first area has a view of the city and plenty of space for There are two more walking paths. One goes to an observation tower, and the other to a large dock.