Pioneer Square Habitat Beach

Now Open: Pioneer Square Habitat Beach

Located just south of Coleman Dock and open 7am to 10pm daily

Pioneer Square Habitat Beach

A place where all are welcome to enjoy the water, the views and community

Pier 62 Map

Visitor Information

  • Sitting with friends and family
  • Enjoying a quiet space to unwind
  • Letting your pets sniff around on-leash
  • Touching the water
  • Having a picnic that you load in and load out
  • Watching the sunset
  • Looking for jellyfish
  • Abusive or harassing behavior
  • Amplified sound except by permit
  • Camping
  • Commercial/vending activity except by permit
  • Conduct that negatively impacts public safety or property
  • Disrupting beach use, programming, services, operations or access
  • Drug use, possession, sale
  • Feeding wildlife, including birds and marine animals
  • Fires/igniting flammable materials
  • Fireworks and explosive devices
  • Gas-powered generators except by permit
  • Graffiti/vandalism
  • Illegal Weapons
  • Liquor and alcohol except as authorized during programming/events
  • Littering
  • Motorized vehicles, equipment, drones, bikes, or scooters
  • Smoking
  • Swimming or diving in the water
  • Trespassing
  • Unattended items
  • Unauthorized mooring or boat launching
  • Unleashed pets
  • Urinating or defecating except in designated facilities

Waterfront Park Rules are enforceable per Seattle Municipal Code.


Habitat Beach

Located between the historic Washington Street Boat Landing and Colman Dock. Available as a canoe landing location to the tribes and through programming opportunities with Friends of Waterfront Seattle. Pioneer Square Habitat Beach does not offer public moorage or boat launches. For questions, email [email protected].


Waterfront Park is a 20-acre linear public park along Seattle’s downtown central shoreline designed to create places for people to come together and enjoy the natural beauty of the Puget Sound region and the company of one another. Waterfront Park consists of a garden-filled pedestrian promenade, boardwalk, and bike path that tie together open public spaces such as action-packed piers, viewpoints, a habitat beach, and stunning elevated pedestrian connection into downtown.

The 20-acre linear Waterfront Park will run from Pioneer Square to Belltown. Waterfront Park will feature diverse species of trees, shrubs, and grasses from five upland habitat plant communities, and increase the waterfront tree canopy sixfold, from 183 trees to 844 trees. It will also feature a two-mile bike path, a boardwalk, a promenade, playgrounds, artwork, and many improved east-west connections.

There are not restroom facilities at Pioneer Square Habitat Beach at this time. The nearest public restroom is located at Coleman Dock.

Yes! Leashed dogs are welcome at Habitat Beach.

The re-energizing of Seattle’s waterfront is actually a variety of projects, funded by a variety of sources. Funds for Waterfront Park will come from a combination of state funding for Alaskan Way, a Local Improvement District (LID), philanthropy, a voter-approved seawall bond, and city funds.

Friends of Waterfront Seattle is raising $110 million to support capital construction of the park, and an additional $90 million to operate and program the park over a 10-year period (2018 – 2028).

Construction of Waterfront Park is a once-in-a-century opportunity to reconnect Seattle with the beautiful Salish Sea. The park will embrace our working waterfront while providing a leafy, urban environment filled with lush gardens, peaceful nooks, beautiful views, and dynamic arts, cultural, and sporting events in addition to bike and walking paths. Equally important, the park will enhance Seattle’s nearshore ecosystem by filtering water runoff before it enters Elliott Bay, supporting the health and well being of plants, animals, pollinators, and humans — now and into the future.

Yes! Donor recognition opportunities are currently in development. For more information, please contact [email protected].

Waterfront Park is managed by Friends of Waterfront Seattle in partnership with Seattle Center.