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Waterfront Community Destinations of Hood Cannal & the Olympic Peninsula Port Ludlow, WA  Port Gamble, WA Quilcene Brinnon, WA Seabeck, WA Lilliwaup, WA Hoodsport, WA Tahuya, WA Union, WA Belfair, WA South Puget Sound North Puget Sound Bremerton, WA Vashon Island, WA Gig Harbor, WA Poulsbo, WA Bainbridge Island, WA Go East Go North Go South
Following is a comprehensive list of waterfront community destinations around the Hood Canal on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. Click on the links below to learn about each community.


Founded in 1853, Port Gamble was the longest continuously operating mill town in North America. Authentically restored and operated by Pope Resources, Port Gamble is the only remaining company owned mill town in Puget Sound. We invite you to visit our unique shops and Sunday markets, explore our trails, exchange vows, celebrate an event, or simply take a leisurely stroll and relive history.

Explore the 120-acre National Historic Landmark complete with picturesque, turn-of-the-century buildings filled with antiques, an historic church, breathtaking views, expansive grounds and New England style homes.