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Kirkland Beaches

Guarded Swimming Beaches

Lifeguards will be on duty July 1 - September 5, 2016. 

Waverly Beach
Monday-Sunday 12-6pm

Houghton Beach
Monday-Sunday 12-6pm

Juanita Beach 
Monday-Sunday 12-6pm

* Lifeguards will be off-duty on inclement weather days or when air temperature is below 65 degrees*
Lifeguard on-Duty Lake Ruleslinks to external site

Open Water Swim test:
A swim test consisting of : At  Houghton and Juanita 50 yards and at Waverly 25 yards of crawl stroke with side breathing, without stopping, without the use of goggles, is required of all children under the age of 13 years before they proceed into water deeper than chest depth.

* Children must take a swim test each time they visit the area (each day)

* Children are allowed to take the swim test only one time per visit to the area.  A second test may be allowed by guard discretion.

* any individual, regardless of age can and could be 'Swim tested" at the discretion of the lifeguard.

Swimming along Kirkland shorelines shall be confined to restricted swimming areas as per KMC 14.20.010

Day camps and groups larger than 15 people are encouraged to contact on-site staff 48 hours in advance of an intended visit. Call 425.587.3334


Houghton Beach Park - 5811 Lake Washington Blvd 

There are shallow areas for small children, sandy beaches, diving area off dock, and sunbathing dock. 
  • houghtonbeach1
  • Houghton Beach 2


Waverly Beach Park
- 633 Waverly Way

This beach offers a swimming area completely enclosed by a "U" shaped sunbathing dock. 

Waverly Beach 2


Juanita Beach Park
- 9703 NE Juanita Drive

Juanita Beach provides an area completely enclosed by a "U" shaped dock with a sandy beach and shallow swimming area.

  • Juanita Beach Playground Fun
  • Juanita Beach Swim Area

Parks Department Hours:
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday - Friday
505 market st. Kirkland WA 98033

General Inquiries
T. 425.587.3300 | F. 425.587.3303