Your Summer Guide to Bainbridge Island

Your Summer Guide to Bainbridge Island

With 53 miles of coastline, ample trails, and the perfect variety of restaurants, there’s no better place to explore during the summer in the Pacific Northwest than Bainbridge Island.

Get Out on the Water

Embrace the benefits of island life while you cool off from the summer heat by getting out on the water.

Exotic Aquatics

Embark upon a guided tour around the island. Fulfill your dream of learning how to scuba, or level up your skillset with Advanced Open Water Diving classes. Whether you’re looking to dive or kayak the Sound, Exotic Aquatic has the gear and the experience to help you get out on the water. 
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Northwest Wind & Surf

Take a more obscure, yet increasingly thrilling approach to getting out the water with Northwest Wind & Surf. Schedule your private listen and learn how to windsurf this summer!
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Sail Bainbridge

If you’re looking for a carefree experience that will still provide you with the perfect chance to enjoy the water, consider setting sail with Sail Bainbridge. Offering up opportunities that range from half a day to a two-hour sail, or even a sunset cruise, one thing is certain, your perspective of the Sound will never be the same.
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Bloedel Reserve

Opt instead to enjoy the cool comfort of the 150-acre forested gardens that make up the Bloedel Reserve. This tranquil space honors the Suquamish People’s tradition of nurturing the land and preserving it for future generations.
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No summer is complete without a beach day or two. Head out for some fun in the sun on some of the best beaches Bainbridge has to offer.

Pritchard Park

With nearly a mile of shoreline, this 50-acre site boasts an impressive variety of topography, stunning scenic views of downtown Seattle, and historic significance for Japanese Americans during WWII, and Native Americans.
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Hawley Cove Park

Enjoy a hike through the 11.7 acres of wetlands, forests that lead to the shores of Hawley Cove Park. While trekking through a forest may not be your typical beach experience, it offers impressive diversity in terrain and a delightful experience overall.
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There’s nothing more quintessential to life in the Pacific Northwest than opting outdoors to explore a new trail. Get relief from the heat under a canopy of trees with these hikes that will leave you with a new perspective of the island.

Grand Forest West

A 1.5-mile trail guides you down a moderate path that leads to 121-acres of dense fir and cedar forests.
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Blakely Harbor Park Trail

Looking for a brief break into nature’s surroundings? Blakely Harbor Park Trail offers a mile-long trail that caters to easy walking through the 40-acres that make up the park.
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Gazzam Lake

Meander your way through two miles of rolling trails that venture through the dense forest and 13-acre wetland of Gazzam Lake. Keep alert as you walk, this trail offers the perfect opportunity to spot wildlife ranging from owls protecting their nests to squirrels, deer, and more.
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Restaurants with Patios

We know that the beautiful summer weather only lasts so long in the Pacific Northwest, so why not soak up every last bit possible while you can by dining outside?

Doc’s Marina Grill

Positioned along the water’s edge, Doc’s Marina Grill boasts an opportunity to not only take in the sites but taste the bounties of the sea with delicious seafood dishes that range from shrimp pesto pappardelle to citrus cilantro panko encrusted halibut.
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Emmy’s Vege House

With a casual atmosphere, Emmy’s Vege House makes vegan and vegetarian dishes accessible to the island community with delicious dishes that take inspiration from international cuisine.
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Ba Sa Restaurant

Rooted in family, Ba Sa was started by siblings Trinh and Thai, who both hold a passion for showcasing Vietnamese food and culture. Enjoy fantastic creations from Ube Panna Cotta to Ghost Buffalo Wings, and Ginger Scallion Pancakes.
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The Marketplace at Pleasant Beach

Venture over to this casual neighborhood watering hole for a delicious bite. Quench your thirst with one of their espresso beverages, or satisfy your hunger with their delightful sandwiches.
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Mora Iced Creamery
Summer just isn’t summer without ice cream. Enjoy incomparable ice creams and sorbets that will leave you feeling dreamy. Passionately crafted in small batches using fresh milk, real eggs, and cane sugar.
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