PHOTOS: Sunshine & Low Tide Prove Powerful Draw At Seahurst Park


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Today’s unusually low -3.4 tide combined with a beautiful, sunny day created the perfect conditions for crowds at Burien’s Seahurst Park.

Local schools took advantage of the low tide to schedule fields trips to explore the habitat and sea creatures exposed as the Puget Sound waters receded further than normal. Leading students today were volunteer beach naturalists, who will be on hand periodically throughout the summer.

In addition to the expanse of beach revealed today, we also noticed that the Southwest Suburban Sewer District project to relocate sewer utilities in the park is underway. This means that park visitors are sharing space with heavy construction equipment, so be extra careful. This project is also using parking spaces in both the lower and upper lots making parking even more challenging than normal. Work is scheduled to last until October of this year.

BTB photographer Michael Brunk succumbed to the siren song of sun and sea and spent a long lunch period exploring the beach with cameras in hand. How many of these beach denizens can you identify? Let us know in the comments!

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