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The Lady Washington prepares to set sail from Brownsville

Brownsville is a community on the Kitsap Peninsula in the Puget Sound region of Washington state.

Brownsville is one of Puget Sound's most secluded and snug harbors. Primarily a residential area, the small port area has a store and restaurant.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

It's about 6 miles east of Silverdale.

By boat[edit]

  • The Port of Brownsville Marina, 9790 Ogle Rd NE, +1 360 692-5498. has all the amenities of a large marina including fuel but with the charm, peacefulness and rustic setting of a small rural community. The Port facility offers both guest and permanent moorage's electrical and water hook-ups, making this an excellent place to stay or visit. $0.65 per foot.

Get around[edit]

Most of Brownsville is accessible on foot from the marina.

By bus[edit]

  • Kitsap Transit, +1 360 479-6962, toll-free: +1 800-501-7433, . Kitsap Transit offers transit services throughout throughout the area including pickup from all ferry terminals and connects with Mason Transit (Mason County), Pierce Transit (Pierce County), and Jefferson Transit (Jefferson County) offering connections outside of the area. full fare $2 and is part of the regional ORCA network system.


Good place to watch boats, birds and wildlife on the harbor.


  • BAD, Brownsville Appreciation Day is an annual event that takes place the 4th Saturday in September.

Sea kayaking[edit]

Sea kayaking can be a rewarding way to explore the area around Brownsville giving the paddler a closer and slower look at their surroundings and making Kitsap one of the most popular areas to kayak in Puget Sound. Thick forests of majestic pine and deciduous trees and hundreds of creeks and estuaries dot the coastline. Or just explore many harbor towns like Brownsville that cater to kayakers with shops and restaurants accessible from the water. Harbor Seals, Otters, Sea Lions, Bald Eagles and Blue Herons are common sites while the occasional viewing of an Orca or Grey Whale is not out of the question.

Kayak trails[edit]

Organized trails offer overnight camping options and maps of appropriate and scenic travel destinations.

  • Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails. The National Parks Service named the this 'Trail of the Month' in the entire USA for December 2012. PDF copies of the water trails map are available and Brownsville is on the trail.


clams are plentiful on Kitsaps rural beaches

Shellfish are prized resources of the Puget Sound, the cool, clean waters provide some of the finest shellfish habitat in the world. Maps of public shellfishing areas and health warnings and updates can be found online at the States Fish and Wildlife website, as with all fishing in Puget Sound permits are required and can be purchased online or in some sporting goods stores. Brownsville does have a public shellfishing beach north of the marina however health closures are common in this area and the public access is small so it is highly advised to check conditions before going.


  • Sweeney's Country Style Meat & Seafood, 9690 State Highway 303 NE, Bremerton, +1 360 692-8802. Wide variety of meats, seafood, jerky, and multiple cuts or multiple meats including elk, buffalo, and deer.

Eat, drink[edit]

  • Brownsville Marine & Deli, 9790B Ogle Rd NE, +1 360 692-4127. Locally famous deli.


More sleeping options available nearby in Bremerton, Silverdale and Bainbridge Island.

Go next[edit]

Silverdale is six miles to the west, Bremerton is to the south and Bainbridge Island is to the east across the water.

This city travel guide to Brownsville is a usable article. It has information on how to get there and on restaurants and hotels. An adventurous person could use this article, but please feel free to improve it by editing the page.