"28th Avenue West Viewpoint" Magnolia Bluff Off The Beaten Path Tip by glabah
Magnolia Bluff Off The Beaten Path: 11 reviews and 49 photos
While in my wanderings through the Magnolia area, attempting to find a good viewpoint (and Magnolia has a few, just very well hidden) I came across a dead end street running south from West Galer Street that is basically a continuation of 28th Avenue West. The street runs for approximately 50 feet, and then comes to an abrupt end right at the edge of a cliff overlooking Elliott Bay and Puget Sound.
Apparently, the neighbors aren't too happy about having a public street with such a great viewpoint right next door, and in fact the house on the west side even has a sign saying "Pedestrians Prohibited from This Side of Street". Therefore, I stayed on the non-prohibited side of the street - at least as best as I could tell. It isn't exactly clear where the line of demarcation is between prohibited for pedestrians or not-prohibited for pedestrians.
Furthermore, even if pedestrians are prohibited, it doesn't seem as though anyone has thought to prohibit parking there.
The views I got were OK, but would have been spectacular if Mt. Rainier had decided to show itself on that particular day. Downtown Seattle is easier to see from Ella Bailey Park just up the hill from here, but this spot gives a much better 180 degree view towards southern Seattle, directly south towards Vashon Island, and west to the Olympic Mountains. Ella Bailey Park does not have a view to the west at all.
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