West Seattle // Ratings (out of 10) ; Cleanliness: 8 Crystal clear compared to Lake Wahington, minus the seaweed ; Swimmibility: 9 No lifeguards, no roped off areas ; Comfort: 1 COLD 55 degrees ; Privacy: 5 ; Restrooms: 6 ; Overall: 8 // Nice change of pace from fresh water, makes me miss the East Coast beaches, but boy was that cold. And Seattle summers are around 70 degrees outside, so its really hard to get hot enough to warrant jumping in there. Really pretty to take a ride on your bike around Alki, but not to swim. I jumped in there and it took my breath away. I proceeded to jump right back out again.