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Sea Kayak - Bainbridge Island Circumnavigation

Great trip around Bainbridge camping at Brownsville Marina.

  • Road suitable for all vehicles
  • Parking at the launch spot was pretty easy, the ticket machine allow specifying hand launch tickets for 2 day ($5 per day). The launch spot was moderately busy, there was a sculling race going at the same time we launched. Weather was pretty nice alternating sunshine and clouds, with some headwind on Saturday afternoon for a few miles.

    The campsite at Brownville Marina was up on a bluff, we carried our kayaks up but if you brought a lock you could lock it to a rack at the marina. There are wheelbarrows which we used to carry our gear and boats up. The cost was $3.25 pp paid to the Marina office, there is a security guard that walks around at night, the office will tell them there are campers staying there. The marina has a store/deli, bathrooms/showers, and water. The bathrooms need a code after hours so make sure to ask the marina office when you pay.

Very nice paddle around Bainbridge. Stopping for lunch at Fay Bainbridge the first day was nice, and Agate pass had moderate current. The second day we stopped at Fort Ward, then stopped at Blakely Rocks which was a highlight. At low tide there is a shell beach there with great views of Seattle. It looks like the beach will be above water at about 4 ft tide.