Get a cool perspective on Edmonds from the water's edge

Pointing to the fishing pier from his bait shack on the Edmondswaterfront, Bud Christensen can hardly contain his enthusiasm.”Building that is one of the best things the state of Washingtonever did! And I’ll tell ya, when the salmon are running, there canbe 100 people out there ― pullin’ ’em in too!”

Christensen is onto a well-kept secret: The waterfront is thebest place to enjoy the ever-more-interesting town of Edmonds.

Though historically it has served primarily as a launching pointfor ferrygoers en route to Kingston, Edmonds has recently become adestination in its own right, thanks to dozens of new shops andgood restaurants. If you’re in a beachy mood, try Anthony’s BeachCafe, where outdoor tables give you a view of the pier and shipspassing through the Sound. Come sunset, there’s no better place tobe ― except, perhaps, out on the pier itself.

Info: To reach the pier, turn south at the ferry terminal onRailroad Avenue and continue for about a half-mile to DaytonStreet.

Anthony’s Beach Cafe ($$; 456 Admiral Way; 425/771-4400) serveslunch and dinner daily. Visit more information on the area.

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