Six Bellevue parks – Meydenbauer Bay Park, Chism, Newcastle, Enatai, Clyde and Chesterfield beach parks – feature beaches on Lake Washington, usually with lifeguards posted throughout the summer. If swimming areas or the rest of any of these parks are closed due to staff shortage or high bacteria in the water, for example, we'll let you know here. beach park rules
As of Labor Day, none of Bellevue's beach parks have lifeguards. They'll return for the summer of 2023.
Now Hiring Lifeguards - great hourly rates!
The City of Bellevue is seeking lifeguard and swim instructors to work at the Bellevue Aquatic Center and our beach parks. These positions offer flexible hours in a fun work environment with the chance to provide a positive impact in many peoples’ lives. The city focuses on a team-oriented approach to providing a safe and enjoyable aquatic experience.
Parks & Community Services contracts with REI to offer classes, tours and rentals of stand-up paddle boards, canoes, and kayaks at Enatai Beach Park and Meydenbauer Bay Park.
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.Rental information
Clyde Beach Park - 2 92nd Avenue NE
AmenitiesSwimming, restrooms, picnic and play area. The boathouse will evoke memories from the past. Disabled parking available. Approximately 2.23 acres.
Driving directionsFrom 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
AmenitiesSwimming, 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.
Driving directionsFrom 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