Centrally located on the Kitsap Peninsula, Silverdale offers scenic trails, award-winning breweries and beachfront hotels with stunning views of Dyes Inlet, Mount Rainier, the Olympic Mountains and glorious sunsets. Easy beach access leads to outdoor fun, and the malls, movie theaters and hundreds of shops offer plenty of indoor activities, too. Two of the largest hotels in Kitsap are located on Silverdale's waterfront: the Oxford Suites and the Best Western Plus Silverdale Beach Hotel. Located on Silverdale Way is the affordable Quality Inn. Silverdale is the perfect place to start your Kitsap Peninsula adventure...for the day, romantic weekend or family-friendly vacation. Explore our website for fun things to do and special events.
"Silverdale", a part of the Images of America series, tells the story of Silverdale's early history. In the 1850s, William Littlewood was the first settler in the Clear Creek area. Learn more about the early days when Silverdale's main industry was logging, chicken ranching and farming. This informative book was researched and written by Kitsap County Historical Society & Museum volunteers and published by Arcadia Press. Click here to order your copy.
Historic buildings from the late 1800s are still in use today in Old Town Silverdale and are now home to microbreweries, cafes, spas and shops. The main district is located directly across from the Silverdale Waterfront Park, one of the most popular parks in the region and a favorite of families thanks to all the family- and pet-friendly amenities. It includes a large play area and picnic shelters. Another tried and true establishment is the historic Old Town Tavern, untouched by Pottery Barn or Martha Stewart. It's a classic. There are several other casual dining cafes in the area. One of the newest additions to the district is Barred Brewing Company, which offers classic pub fare along with its own craft beer.
The Kitsap County Silverdale Waterfront Park and Port of Silverdale boat launch offer visitors some wonderful attractions and amenities. The waterfront park has a gazebo, large playground for kids, sandy beach, waterfront trail access, picnic tables, restrooms and shops and cafes right across the street. The Port of Silverdale provides the public boat ramp, trailer parking, guest moorage, showers and restrooms. And spectacular views as well!
Silverdale is the largest retail shopping complex outside of Seattle-Tacoma and features impressive retailers like REI, Trader Joe's, Costco, Panera, Macy's, Olive Garden, Buffalo Wild Wings and others. Kitsap Mall and The Trails at Silverdale are major shopping centers, offering visitors plenty of places to gather and enjoy the company of family and friends. Silverdale also has a large movie theater complex just minutes from the Kitsap County Fairgrounds & Events Center, which is host to numerous regional gatherings, sports events and tournaments, car shows and derbies, and the very popular Kitsap County Fair & Stampede.
Silverdale also has a wide array of small shops, cafes and restaurants to satisfy international and family taste buds. From amazing sushi bars and authentic Thai cuisine restaurants to traditional American menus. For art and antique lovers, Lisa Stirrett Glass Art Studio and Silverdale Antiques, one of the premier antique stores in the region, are conveniently located near the Oxford Suites and a short walk from the Best Western Silverdale Beach Hotel (shown below).
The beautiful 6-mile Clear Creek Trail, which winds behind and around Silverdale's retail area and through salmon habitat, wetlands and a picnic area. Clear Creek Trail is a favorite among locals and is used year-round. One of the main entrances to the trail is just a few blocks from the hotels on Silverdale Way at Silverdale Rotary Gateway Park, which has free parking, a separate dog park, skate park and restrooms. Near the hotels on the waterfront is Old Mill Park, with picnic areas, restrooms, a beach and access to the Clear Creek Trail Estuary and two official Washington State Audubon Birding sites. Visit the Kitsap Audubon Society for more details.