Planning on visiting Everett’s sandy beach of wonder? Great idea! Here’s some local advice on making the most of it.
About the Jetty
First off – let’s make sure you’re familiar with Jetty Island. It’s a two-mile-long, human-made island that acts as a ‘breakwater’ for the Port of Everett Marina. Besides its functional purpose, it's also an excellent beach. True story, it’s probably one of Washington’s best beaches, and the water is pretty warm because it’s shallow.
Visiting the Jetty is a little like stepping back in time – there are no cars, no electricity, and no running water – so you’ll want to prepare accordingly.
For 2023, the walk-on Jetty Island Days ferry will run from Wednesday, July 5 to Sunday, Sept. 3. Reservations can be made here. The cost to ride the ferry is $3 per person on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and $5 per person Fridays through Sundays. Passengers can also pre-purchase parking on the reservation website for $2 per car for up to 8 hours.
During the off-season, Jetty is open to anyone who can get there. So if you have your own boat, all aboard! Kayak, canoe or paddleboard out for some serious summer fun. Anytime is a good time to visit Everett’s Jetty Island, but if you can swing it, the best times are sunny weekdays at low tide. The beach tends to be a little quieter and the water is super warm as it comes back in from low tide. The sandy beaches stretch for two miles, so you’ll have plenty of space to spread out and have fun.