This city recently began painting large-scale murals on the exterior walls of the buildings in the downtown area, transforming these beige and boring surfaces into a delight for the eyes. Each mural features something about Edmonds, whether historical or the natural beauty which abounds here. It was fun to learn a bit about the history of Edmonds, as well as see how artists captured and interpreted the natural beauty.
I can't tell you much about what lies under the water off Edmonds, but I can tell you that in 1970 the city set aside a 27 acre section of Puget Sound as a marine preserve and sanctuary. It is considered to be one of the first under water parks on the west coast. According to the city literature, there are tide and bottom lands under the waves of puget sound that feature trails and features designed specifically for scuba divers.
Collecting of marine life, fishing or using motorized boats is prohibited in this area, to protect marine life and the life of (sub) marine human life.
Brackett's Landing Park is bisected by the ferry terminal, and the nature of the park on the north side is somewhat different than on the south side. It is different enough that it seems to deserve its own tip on VT.
Here, the beach is somewhat curved and combined with a small artificial peninsula made of large rocks. Looking north west from here you are looking directly at Mount Baker, which looms over the beach on a clear day.
This section of the park is also the Underwater Park, which is a special underwater area set aside for divers.
This section of the park includes public restrooms and showers,
Located right where main street meets Puget Sound and turns into the Edmonds - Kingston Ferry terminal, this park is a compact beach and waterfront park with a short paved trail, several benches, open grass, and some very small preserved wild grass sections.
(Normally, you might call these "preserved wild grass" sections patches of weeds, but in the summer there are native song birds that are attracted to the plants here. Watch for them carefully, as even with the huge number of people in the park on a warm day, you will find that they have no hesitation about coming in and grabbing seeds from the plants.)
Other than typical beach relaxation activities, there isn't too much available here - which seems to suit regular beach visitors just fine!
The park does feature a view of the Olympic Mountains, and the Edmonds - Kingston ferry and terminal.