Welcome to the Kitsap Peninsula, Washington

Welcome to the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula, conveniently located directly across Puget Sound from Seattle. Whenever you visit, you will find a wide range of things to do — from outdoor recreation to wine tastings in small towns and in historic vineyards. You'll also find a variety of lodging choices — from beachfront suites to charming B&Bs and Airbnbs in out-of-the-way and scenic locations. Getting to the Kitsap Peninsula is gorgeous! From Seattle or Edmonds, hop aboard one of the famous Washington State Ferries or travel across the impressive Tacoma Narrows Bridge, which is a short distance from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Click any of the links in the menus above to learn more about the region. 

October Festivities

Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches and Carving, Super Squash Scavenger Hunt and lots of spooky Halloween fun. Check the calendar of events for more information.

Kitsap Salmon Tours

Kitsap Salmon Tours

Check out WSU's informative video about the annual Kitsap Salmon Tour which celebrates the return of chum and coho salmon to Kitsap county streams each year. On November 9, this free, family-friendly event provides opportunities to observe salmon as they make their final migration upstream. Learn more about salmon from docents and local experts. Click here for our Salmon Tours page which includes locations of salmon viewing sites, our Salmon Habitat Run Loop Map and more. 

KP Arts & Cultures Guides

Check out our rackcard and Google map featuring dozens of art galleries located around the Kitsap Peninsula region. Find more info using our Arts & Culture searchClick here to view or print a letter size versionClick here to view the Google map of the KP Art Galleries.

We also provide info on dozens of museums located in and around the  Kitsap Peninsula region. Click here to view or print a letter size versionClick here to view the Google map of the KP Museums.

Pet Friendly Hikes on the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula

Pet Friendly Hikes on the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula

The Kitsap Peninsula loves pets, and we have dozens of public parks, miles of trails, beaches and wide-open spaces where you and your best friend can enjoy some fresh air. Check out our newest blog—Pet Friendly Hikes on the Kitsap Peninsula for a number of great trails and parks to choose from. Also, check out our Pet-Friendly Places page for more information on pet-friendly lodging and smart trail tips for hiking with your dog.

Watch the Visit Kitsap Peninsula TV Spot

Watch the Visit Kitsap Peninsula TV Spot

Check out the new Visit Kitsap Peninsula TV spot airing on KCTS TV Seattle.

Visit Kitsap Peninsula Visitors Guide & Recreation Map

Check out links below for our Visitor Guide and Outdoor Recreation Bike map which includes 14 popular cycling routes and information about dozens of communities around the Kitsap Peninsula.

Click here to view the Visitor Guide Side.  
Click here for the Bike-Recreation Side of the Map.

Now available at REI in Silverdale, Poulsbo Maritime Museum, Kingston Chamber, Josephine's Redeemed and Whiskey Gulch in Annapolis (next to Port Orchard). 

Kitsap Peninsula National Water Trail Brochure & Map!

Click below to view PDFs of the print version of the KPNWT map brochure including information on the Kitsap Peninsula National Water Trails, an extensive map with water trails access points, marinas and dock information.


Brochure front side with general info. 
Back side with Map of Access Points

New! Saturday Fast Ferries Also Available in Kingston and Bremerton!

With the launch of the new Kingston fast ferry to Seattle, Kitsap Transit now has two convenient locations on the Kitsap Peninsula to provide passenger ferry service to Seattle and back: Kingston-Seattle and Bremerton-Seattle. The weekday schedule serves commuters, residents, and visitors with early morning and late afternoon runs. Now includes Saturday service for a convenient weekend getaway!

Click here for the Bremerton schedule.

Click here for the Kingston schedule.

Click here for a pdf of the Fast Ferry System Map.

Featured Events

The Platters and The Coasters
10/24/2019, 8:00 pm

Presented by Suquamish Clearwater Casino and Resort


Haunted Heronswood 2019
10/25 - 10/26/2019, 5:00 - 9:00 pm

Presented by Heronswood Garden


Bay Street Boo Bash
10/26/2019, 1:00 - 5:00 pm

Presented by Port Orchard Bay Street Assn


Kitsap Steamers Ghost Train

Presented by Kitsap Live Steamers


Spooky 12K
10/27/2019, 8:30 am

Presented by Roots Rock Trail Run Series