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“Pretty lake spot” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Newcastle Beach Park

Newcastle Beach Park
Ranked #10 of 38 things to do in Bellevue
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White Rock, B.C.
2 reviews
“Pretty lake spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

This proved to be a quiet and beautiful setting on Lake Washington with ample picnic space. It's good for families.

Visited August 2013
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Bellevue, Washington
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71 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Cheap outing but parking can be a challenge”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

This is our beach park. If we want to get away for a quick outside meal by the lake we go to here. Just off I-405 but down the hill and across the old railway line. The beach is clean and the swimming area is sheltered by a jetty and walkway with steps down into the swimming area. There is a pontoon moored in the center of the swimming area and buoys to ensure boats do not encroach. Normally there are lifeguards on duty - just in case.

There is a play area for the young kids. The grass area is big enough to allow the older users to kick or throw a ball. If you want to use the cooking facilities make sure you book them in advance. The tables for these are under a roof which offers shade or cover come rain or shine. There are also tables with benches scattered around the park for those who want to sit and eat.

The biggest issue is the parking. It has a great area which when full expands to a grassed parking section. When this is full people start to park on the roadway. Parking is both and issue and a blessing. The lack of parking limits the number of users.

It is still the place to go and the kids always find friends from school there.

Visited June 2013
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Seattle
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great park and beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

Awesome park and beach area for the family and friends. Parking can be a challenge if you are late. There are plenty of picnic tables and a covered picnic area you can reserve through the city. Flat grassy area to set up volleyball net and a nice playground for the kids. The beach is nice for the kids to play on and there is a restroom by the beach. You can launch kayaks or canoes from the beach area too.

Visited July 2013
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Bellevue, Washington
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

This park has it all - lots of grass to play on, covered picnic areas, open air tables, swimming at a sandy beach, and a dock to walk out and enjoy the lake on.

Be aware - the road leading to the park has a 25 mph speed limit and on sunny days, you are likely to find speeding patrols.

Come early or you will walk a long ways from your parking spot, or come early afternoon when the toddler set goes home for naps.

Visited July 2013
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Bellevue, Washington
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185 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Nice spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

This is a nice spot to hangout for a picnic. It has access to the beach where kids can swim and play in the sand. There is plenty of grass and a playground. It is hidden a bit but a nice surprise.

Visited July 2013
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