Just 15 minutes from the bustling City of Seattle, the Port of Edmonds offers a wide range of activities in a small-town environment with a charming waterfront downtown. Visitors to the Port of Edmonds will discover a vibrant arts community, community festivals, a summer market, colorful cafes and boutiques, an underwater dive park, and an award-winning marina. The Port of Edmonds' downtown is pedestrian-friendly boasting a log cabin Visitor Center and a 1920s Art Deco movie theater. Beachfront eateries offer outdoor seating with wonderful views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains as well as some breath-taking sunsets. No matter what time of year, the Port of Edmonds offers great opportunities for enjoying the beach, boating, and making the most of the outdoors.
The Port of Edmonds has a cool-summer Mediterranean climate with warm dry summers. Temperatures in the Port of Edmonds range from an average high of about 18°C (65°F) in August to an average low of 4°C (40°F) in December and January. Precipitation in the Port of Edmonds reaches a peak in November and December of about 14 centimeters (5.5 inches) and falls to a low of 2.5 centimeters (one inch) in July and August. Humidity levels in the Port of Edmonds are fairly constant at just above 90% throughout the year. Snow comes to the Port of Edmonds from mid-October through mid-April, peaking in January at 16 centimeters (6.5 inches).
Located near the Ferry Landing, the Port of Edmonds Underwater Park is the most popular of Washington's 10 underwater parks. Some 25 thousand scuba divers visit the park every year. It includes over 27 acres of tide- and bottom-lands with trails designed specifically for divers. The park has a dry changing area, restrooms, showers, and a foot-wash station. Divers can get charts, maps, and information at the display near the restroom to help plan their dives. Air is available south of the park at Edmonds Underwater Sports. On the adjacent beach, Brackett's Landing Park in the Port of Edmonds offers paths, picnic areas, and interpretive information for visitors.
The Port of Edmonds Marsh is one of few remaining Puget Sound urban saltwater estuaries. Edmonds Marsh is the first stop on the Great Washington State Birding Trail. The 22.5-acre marsh supports 225 species of birds throughout the year. The Edmonds Marsh Interpretive Walkway has more than 91 meters (300 feet) of boardwalk, 518 meters (1700 feet) of asphalt walkway, and four interpretive stations with information on the estuary's history, wildlife, and habitat.