The City of Bellevue has closed the swimming areas at Newcastle Beach Park and Enatai Beach Park due to high bacteria levels in the water. The parks remain open for picnicking and playground use. Swimming is still open at Meydenbauer Bay Park and Chism and Clyde Beach Parks, with lifeguards now at all three. The lifeguards will be shifted from Chism and Clyde back to Newcastle and Enatai when those parks are re-opened for swimming.
The REI Boathouse at Enatai will be closed until the beach reopens. You are encouraged to visit the boathouse at Meydenbauer Bay Park instead.
Enatai, Meydenbauer Bay, and Newcastle Beach Parks:
- Opening Date - June 22
- Closing Date - September 2
- Lifeguard Hours - noon to 7 p.m.
Chism, Clyde, and Chesterfield Beach Parks:
- Due to a regional shortage of lifeguards, swim areas at these parks will not have lifeguards on duty until additional lifeguards are hired and trained.
Inclement weather - Lifeguards may not be on duty on days with inclement weather.
Interested in lifeguarding? Please call 425-452-4444 - great hourly rates and sign-on bonus!
Chesterfield Beach Park - 2501 100th Avenue SE
Dock, play and picnic area, restrooms and swimming. Take a short trail with several steps down (and back up!) to enjoy the views and serenity of this small beach park. Approximately .6 acres.
From I-405, take the SE 8th Street exit west. Turn left on 112th Avenue SE. Turn right on Bellevue Way. Turn left on 108th Avenue SE. Turn right on SE 25th Street. From I-90, take the Bellevue Way exit north. Turn left on 113 Avenue SE. Turn right on 108th Avenue SE. Turn left on SE 25th Street.
Chism Beach Park - 9600 SE 11th Street
Swimming, two picnic sites suitable for group events or weddings, dock, restrooms, picnic and play areas. Disabled parking available. Approximately 18 acres.
From I-405, take the NE 8th Street exit going west. Turn left onto Bellevue Way. Turn right onto Main Street. Turn left onto 101st Avenue SE. Follow the road as it curves uphill. Chism Park is on the right at SE 11th Street. From I-90, take the Bellevue Way exit north. Turn left on SE 16th Street. Turn right on 100th Avenue SE. Follow the road until it turns into SE 11th Street.
Clyde Beach Park - 2 92nd Avenue NE
Swimming, restrooms, picnic and play area. The boathouse will evoke memories from the past. Disabled parking available. Approximately 2.23 acres.
From I-405, take the NE 8th Street exit going west. Turn left onto 92nd Avenue NE. The park is at the end of the street. Rental information
Enatai Beach Park - 3519-108th Avenue SE
Swimming, dock, boat house, picnic area, restrooms, canoe and kayak rentals (seasonal). Partially hidden under the I-90 bridge, this waterfront park features a spacious patio with scenic views overlooking Lake Washington. Take in the wildlife during a canoe or kayak trip through nearby Mercer Slough. Disabled parking available. Approximately 3 acres.
From I-90, take the Bellevue Way exit north. Turn left on 108th Avenue SE. Park in the lot under the I-90 overpass or farther east on Lake Street. Rental information
Meydenbauer Bay Park - 9899 Lake Washington Blvd NE
Meydenbauer Bay Park is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
Bellevue's newest beach park includes a viewing terrace, hillside woodland, outdoor classroom, play area, beach house, PPV launch, whaling building update, pedestrian pier, shoreline restoration, daylighted channel, and ravine. More information about this park.
From I-405, take the NE 8th Street exit west. Turn left on 98th Avenue NE. The park entrance will be on the right. Rental information
Newcastle Beach Park - 4400 Lake Washington Boulevard SE
Swimming, sunbathing, nature trail, 300-foot dock, play area, picnic facilities, large flat open space. Newcastle Beach Park is the most popular beach park in Bellevue's park system. Parking is limited; please carpool. Disabled parking available. Approximately 42 acres.
From I-405, take the 112th Avenue SE exit (#9). At the top of the ramp, turn west towards Lake Washington. Turn right onto Lake Washington Boulevard SE. Continue down the hill into the park. Rental information