Port Ludlow, Washington | tourism guide

An outdoor-lover's playground, Port Ludlow, Washington offers:

With its peaceful bay, pristine views and sandy beach, Port Ludlow attracts vacationers, summer visitors, and year-round residents. In 1842, the town and bay were named in honor of Lieutenant Augustus C. Ludlow by commander of the U.S. Exploring Expedition Lieutenant Charles Wilkes. In the 1800s, Port Ludlow was built on the lumber trade and ship building business. The steam-powered sawmill operated until the 1940s.  The Port Ludlow shipyard constructed large yachts, schooners, and steam boats. Today, a totem pole marks the spot of the old mill overlooking the deep waters of the protected bay and surrounding forest, creating stunning scenery. The marina offers rugged majestic views of the Olympic Mountains from boat and land. Located next to the marina, The Port Ludlow Inn offers award winning, local farm-fresh fare at the Fireside Restaurant and luxury accommodations. The bay, with its active marine life, is a popular anchoring spot for boaters.

A vibrant active community including The Resort at Port Ludlow, this town offers relaxation, new friendships, artistic inspiration, non-stop outdoor exploration, local dining and an art gallery. Come explore the secrets of the bay.

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