Are you planning a trip to Bainbridge Island soon? Here are 8 of Bainbridge Island’s Most Instagram Worthy Places.
Bainbridge Island is one of Washington’s island villages. There are approximately 24,000 people living on the island. Bainbridge Island is just a 35 min ferry ride from Downtown Seattle.
If you’re looking for a fun day trip in the Northwest, Bainbridge Island is a great spot. The island is home to museums, coffee shops, wineries, and beach parks.
Bainbridge Island History
Prior to George Vancouver sailing into the Puget Sound in 1792, the Suquamish tribes and other native groups had lived on the island for thousands of years. Through the years, Bainbridge Island has been home to military undertakings as well as the world’s largest sawmill. The island was also home to Bainbridge Island’s first exclusion area of Executive Order 9066 – where in 1941, the Japanese-Americans living on Bainbridge were gathered and sent to an internment camp in California.
If you’re planning a day trip and are looking for the best photo locations on Bainbridge Island, this blog post is for you!
Here is Bainbridge Island’s Most Instagram Worthy Places:
Address: 801 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98104
The Seattle to Bainbridge Island/Bainbridge Island to Seattle ferry ride is must do – for both local Washingtonians and tourists. The ferry ride from downtown Seattle to Bainbridge Island is a 35 min ferry ride that has beautiful views of the Seattle skyline and the mountains (on a clear day). You can catch a ferry every hour or the day.
Ferry rides are especially unique to the northwest because of various islands in the Puget Sound and the proximity to British Columbia. Washington State Ferries is the largest ferry system in America.
Address: 131 Parfitt Way SW, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Pegasus Coffee was one of the first places I saw that I knew would make Bainbridge Island’s Most Instagram Worthy Places. This landmark building on Bainbridge Island originally opened as the Anderson Hardwood Store in 1937. Pegasus Coffee later opened in 1979 and was founded by David Dessinger.
This is probably the cutest coffee shop on the island. I absolutely love the ivy covered building!
3. Alleyway next to Plum Bainbridge
Address: 124 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
If you’re looking for home decor, apparel, or accessories, you should swing by Plum Bainbridge. They do such a great job decorating the alleyway right outside their store.
4. Bainbridge Island Sign
Address: (Right next to the Winslow Mall) Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Fun Fact: Karya and her senior class created this banner in high school for Bainbridge Island! Downtown Bainbridge still hangs it up every year.
Address: 305 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Built in 1948, the Madison Diner was originally built by the Fodero Dining Car Company in Willoe Grove, Pennsylvania. The diner was originally owned by Harry and Marge Muchnick. From 1863-1996, the diner was repurchased, moved from its original vacation, and sat vacant for anumber of years.
In 1996. Al Packard bought the diner, had it disassembled piece by piece, and shipped to Bainbridge Island. The diner was renamed the Blue Water Diner in 1997. Today, the Madison Diner is owned and operated by David & Lucia Shaw.
6. FROG ROCK
Address: Port Madison
After exploring Downtown Bainbridge, Karya took me to Frog Rock. This is at a pretty busy intersection so I would recommend watching out for all the cars and waiting for the intersection to clear!
Address: 4569 Lynwood Center Rd NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
The Lynwood Theater originally opened in 1936 in the Lynwood neighborhood of Bainbridge Island. Its a one screen theater that offers foreign, classic, and indie films.
8. Blakely Mill (graffiti building on beach)
Address: Port Blakely
Did you know that Port Blakely once was home to the largest, highest producing saw mill in the world? Established in 1864 by Captain William Renton, the Port Blakely Company grew from producing 20,000 board feet per day to 500,000 board feed per day. The mill was in business for 58 years.
What else would you add to Bainbridge Island’s Most Instagram Worthy Places?
Thank you for reading! Karya and I were specifically inspired to write this blog post because Karya grew up on Bainbridge Island! We literally went back to some of her favorite spots in high school to take photos.
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Photos: Karya Schanilec