Bainbridge Island Travel Guide

  • Bainbridge Island
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    Puget Sound w/ Mt Rainier
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Bainbridge Island Highlights

  • Pro
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    dpaol says…

     Small town feel, yet easy access to Seattle 

  • Con
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     Not alot to do there 

  • In a nutshell
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    skatzcatz says…

     a great little gettaway from Seattle 

Bainbridge Island Things to Do

  • Blodel Reserve

    Picturesque gardens on a private estate. Some wonderful landscaping on the north end of the island. Pick a nice day and go with kids, but keep them quiet. It is out of the way, so if you rent a car you can get there, otherwise a taxi will need to be called. YOu will need to call ahead and get reservations! open Wed. throught Sun. 10am to 4pm. $10...

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  • Tour Bainbridge Island and the Kitsap...

    Take a Washington State ferry to Bainbridge Island. The scenery is beautiful and it's a 35 minute ride across Puget Sound. Make reservations in advance (www.KitsapTours.com) and when you walk off the ferry you'll be met by Kitsap Tours.The Bainbridge Island / Kitsap Peninsula tour takes about 6 hours and you learn about and get to visit beautiful...

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  • Fay Bainbridge State Park

    Located in the far northwest corner of Bainbridge Island, this relatively small state park is one of the few public spaces on the island. The park has restroom facilities, a public beach (though there is a lot of driftwood between the beach and the parking lot) and tent camping facilities.If you like beaches, the time to visit is definitely during...

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  • Visit IslandWood

    Come enjoy a wonderful three-hour walk on our beautiful 255-acres. You will have the opportunity to see our bog, cattail marsh, pond, beautiful forest and ravine. You will also learn about the native animals and plants present on our site, and will visit the building suite for our educational buildings and lodges.

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  • Frog Rock

    nothing to specialjust a few rocks piled ontop of each other that someone painted like a frog over thirty years ago its now an island land mark.when you go to see him dont forget to see his partner lady bug rock resting just behind and to the side of frog.

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  • Enjoy the fantastic views of...

    Enjoy the fantastic views of the Seattle skyline from Manitou Beach.The best views of the skyline are from the ferry, but there are also some nice viewpoints on Bainbridge itself.

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Bainbridge Island Hotels

Bainbridge Island Restaurants

  • In the Core of the Island's Commercial...

    Bainbridge Island doesn't have a huge commercial area. Most of the commercial activity here, including the restaurants, is concentrated in the community of Winslow, which is where Bainbridge Island is linked to Seattle with the Bainbridge Island Ferry.Isla Bonita is the only Mexican restaurant in the core business district of that community.The...

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  • A Fortunate Accident

    A narrow storefront and not particularly flashy signage makes it easy to go past this gem if you aren't looking for it. A simple, quiet, bistro like interior allows relaxation and easy conversation. The wait staff was experienced and careful and patient and proper. The portions were good to generous. The menu was eclectic/bistro/continental/with a...

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  • Smoothies and the cookie jar

    StreamlinerDiner for breakfast and lunchthe best you'll ever eat!!! ever!!!while you are there look for the pig cookie jar on the shelf behind the counter. it used to rest in my father's kitchen and get us kids in trouble. crepes, belgium waffles with fresh berries real maple syrup and yogurt with the fruit smoothie special, the soups the...

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Bainbridge Island Transportation

  • Bainbridge Island Ferry

    Currently, the Washington State Ferries are the most extensive public ferry network in the USA. Each boat has its own features, so what you get on any given day will change slightly with what boat is assigned to a route.The ferries in the Puget Sound area are a "must see" activity in their own right. This really is the only way to really see...

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  • TAKE THE FERRY FROM BAINBRIDGE ISLAND to...

    When you are on Bainbridge Island, you have a few different options to get back to Seattle, the most popular option is to 'catch the ferry'. (Washington State Ferry) Puget Sound crossing time is approx. 30 minutes from Winslow to downtown Seattle. You can walk on, or drive on and it operates from morning to evening every day. Whether it is day or...

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Bainbridge Island Warnings and Dangers

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    Whoops! Someone forgot about tides when anchoring!

    by glabah Written Jun 18, 2009

    Unlike a lake, Puget Sound has tides - from the Ocean.

    If you anchor your boat, be sure you have enough depth for the lowest expected tide - or you may be in for a very unpleasant surprise.

    Tide dangers also exist for those who are walking on the beaches too! Don't go so far out on dry land that you can't get back when the tide starts to come in. Small high spots on the beach may look inviting, but they may also become small islands, or even submerged completely, while you aren't paying close attention.

    Check your tide tables!

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    • Sailing and Boating
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    • Skiing and Boarding

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Bainbridge Island Off The Beaten Path

  • End of Dock Street: Viewpoint, Beach

    As stated in my Bainbridge Island introduction, there isn't much on the island for the general public. There are two small state parks with beach access, and a few scattered small attractions, and that is pretty much it.However, it is possible to find a rare few viewpoints that are not documented that are open to the public.Dock street is a fairly...

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  • hands on history

    on the South side of the island is an area of very wealthy people and below the mansions on the hill along the waterline I once found and I still have a 5million year old fossil of a snail with its shell still intack.

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  • world war history

    hidden in the bushes through out the islands are empty bunkers overgroan with vines and mosses relecs from WWII military bases long abandoned some have been turned into park but most have been filled in and overgrown never to be seen again.Strawberry Hill park was named for its grand wild strawberry feilds that were farmed many years ago. what most...

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Bainbridge Island Favorites

  • relax the day away

    Spending a day on Bainbridge Osland was one of the most relaxinf days i spent while in the States. I'd reccommend it to anyone looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of travelling. Just stop and let Bainbridge island time take you along. the peacefulness.

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  • You really need you check out...

    You really need you check out the state park .The veiw of Seattle and Mt.Rainier is awesome! Well There isn't one best memory or one thing I miss the most about the Island. The veiw of either mountainrange is magnificent.The many beach acesses are great for boating or swiming...if you like cold water. I gues I'd say I miss my friends and family...

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  • falicia2000's General Tip

    My fondest memory is being able to live on a small farm and have animals. I had a small goat named Bingo and I use to walk him in the forest around our neighbor hood, and then there was Fort Ward a mile away where I use to go and explore, long since empty.. I think the bunkers underground were kinda scary now that I think about it, Yikes. History...

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