Two Moonlit Beach Walks Coming To Seahurst: Dec. 4th and Jan. 1st

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The next Moonlight Beach Walks will be from 7:30pm – 9:30pm on Saturday Dec. 4th and Saturday Jan. 1st at Seahurst Park Beach.

Here’s more info from the Environmental Science Center’s website:

Our Moonlight Beach Walks (usually in December and January) get more popular every year. These walks are a unique opportunity to see Seahurst’s beach at low tide and in the dark. When the tide goes out during the day most of the creatures on the beach go with it or burrow under something. But at night they stay on the beach and can be seen with flashlights. Naturalists from several organizations will be on the beach to lead tours and explain what you’re seeing. And to point out things you would probably never notice on your own. Many of the animals are still well concealed even though they aren’t hiding like they do in daylight. Remember that you’re in their house, and tread gently. The goal is to Do No Harm. This is a great opportunity for kids to see the beach in a whole new way. Click on the photo at the right to see a collection of photos from past Beach Walks.

These are unique opportunities to join our naturalists and experience Seahurst’s beach at low tide in the dark. It’s a whole different world out there at night, with lots of things you can’t see during the day. Dress warmly and bring the kids! See our 2010-2011 flyer for more details.

Imagine you’re on the shoreline at a lovely low tide. Rocks that are covered all year lie exposed to view while the sea denizens remain happily cold and wet in the dark.

All around you, people waving flashlights are intently studying the amazing and abundant sea life as local naturalists help you discover the wonders of your Puget Sound shoreline.


  • Bright flashlight with good batteries
  • Wading boots (you’ll be in ankle deep water)
  • Warm hat & dry gloves
  • Free and family friendly!

For more information contact Barb & Darrell Williams at (206) 901-1964.

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One Response to “Two Moonlit Beach Walks Coming To Seahurst: Dec. 4th and Jan. 1st”
  1. Moongirl says:

    . . . Except that these will both take place at the new moon. Perhaps “Nighttime Beach Walk”?

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