A jewel of the Kitsap Peninsula, and the county seat of Kitsap County, Port Orchard is ideally located between the metropolitan settings of Seattle and Tacoma and the beautiful wilderness of the Olympic National Park. It is situated 13 miles due west of West Seattle and connected to Seattle and Vashon Island via the Washington State Ferries’ run to Southworth.
This waterfront community boasts numerous marinas that provide out-of-towners and boat dwellers convenient accommodations and is one of the few places in the country to feature a nationally recognized water trail for paddlers. Port Orchard’s downtown corridor offers an eclectic and diverse array of shopping, museums, entertainment, galleries, and dining. Ferry access from Port Orchard allows for an easy day trip or weekend getaway excursion to Bremerton or Seattle. The Bay Street Pedestrian Path is a favorite of visitors and residents alike with its lovely winding pathway that offers majestic views of the Olympic Mountains and the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard—the pride of military heritage.
Come find your perfect retreat in Port Orchard with its wide array of water views, city views, woodland views, and mountain views!