Our Vital, Growing Communities
The Port of Bremerton is located in southern Kitsap County and includes property in Bremerton and Port Orchard, Washington.
Bremerton, the largest city on the Kitsap Peninsula,is home of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.
Downtown Bremerton is experiencing a renaissance, starting with the new Transportation Center, Kitsap Conference Center, a new hotel on the city's waterfront overlooking the beautiful new Bremerton Marina. A new government center, which provides combined governmental services in a single building, anchors the town's revitalized core.
Already contributing to the downtown revitalization are art galleries, the Admiral Theatre, museums and many quaint shops and restaurants.
Bremerton is a safe, environmentally clean community (an hour's ferry ride from downtown Seattle) where you can visit the Navy destroyer Turner Joy, stroll along a delightful block-long waterfront promenade. Check out the new Kitsap Conference Center Plaza with its fascinating fountains, and enjoy a bounty of seasonal community events and concerts.
The beautiful new Bremerton Marina has over 2,100 feet of public access to Sinclair Inlet.
Downtown has three museums, in one block, within walking distance of the ferries.
The city's parks are a source of community pride, offering visitors excellent picnic grounds, ball fields and one of the nation's premier golf courses, the challenging 36-hole Gold Mountain Municipal course.
For more information about Bremerton, visit the Kitsap Visitors and Convention Bureau website: http://www.visitkitsap.com/cities.asp?ID=10
Port Orchard’sidentity is anchored in its connections to the past. Originally a booming lumber town called Sidney, Port Orchard became Kitsap County’s first incorporated city in 1890. It wooed the county seat away from Port Madison on Bainbridge Island in 1893 and remains the center of county government.
The city is located just south of Bremerton across the Sinclair Inlet. The passenger-only ferry, known as the "foot ferry", links the two cities.
Downtown Port Orchard offers a variety of shopping including antiques, gifts and crafts, and a variety of dining options.
Arriving by water, you'll find the Port Orchard Marina, owned and operated by the Port of Bremerton. This popular marina helps make Port Orchard a favored boating destination. Marina Park, with its boardwalk and covered gazebo, offers beach access and is the site of the summer outdoor Farmer's Market.
For more information about Port Orchard, visit the Kitsap Visitors and Convention Bureau website: http://www.visitkitsap.com/cities.asp?ID=10