Sea Kayak - Ballard Locks to Edmonds Beach


Sea Kayak - Ballard Locks to Edmonds Beach

Put in at 14th Ave boat ramp and paddle though Ballard Locks to Edmonds Beach and car shuttle back to launch spot. Launch time is 9am sharp. Immersion attire is required. We will paddle through the Ballard Lock and on to Car Key park for a break and restrooms. Then we'll push on to Edmond beach where we will take out. Arrangements are being made to shuttle everyone back to their cars at the launch spot (14th Ave. boat ramp). This will be a full day paddle with skill practice after lunch sometime (when is TBD). Be sure to pack a lunch and snacks that can be eaten while on the water. The duration of this trip will depend on group dynamics. If you do not have a boat or a dry suit you will need to tell the trip leader and contact Kayak Academy for your rentals. If you have any questions contact Steve Cherkas at or call 206.9214.1138.

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  • Sea Kayak II
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm

Come out and paddle through the Ballard Locks and on to Edmonds Beach. Check out the huge fishing vessels along the Ship Canal and watch the Salmon jump all around you while wait at Salmon Bay. Then transit through the Locks then follow the coast north to Edmonds. This full day outing and is great fun, scenic and a with time for skill practice.

Day Of Details below:
View the sea kayak difficulties definitions on the Activity Types page.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Wind: TBD
  • Waves: TBD
  • Route: Coastal
  • Distance:  10nm
  • Pace: Casual+

Ballard Locks to Edmonds Beach

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These seven essentials plus The Ten Essentials are required on all sea kayaking trips.  All but the whistle and clothing should be provided with any kayak rental.

  1. Floatation in both ends of the kayak
  2. U.S. Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
  3. Paddle
  4. Spray skirt
  5. Bilge pump with floatation
  6. Self-rescue paddle float
  7. Waterproof whistle
  8. Appropriate clothing for the conditions encountered at the time.
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