After spending a day in Seattle, my husband and I boarded a ferry to Port Orchard. My favorite author, Debbie Macomber, based her Cedar Cove series on her hometown. It’s actually filmed in British Columbia but all of the main points of interest in the series are from Port Orchard.
To get there from Seattle, you board the Bemerton Ferry from Pier 52. It takes 60 minutes to get to Bremerton but it provides beautiful views of Puget Sound.
Once you arrive in Bremerton, you board a small ferry to Port Orchard. It’s a straight shot across the sound which takes 20 minutes.
Arriving in Port Orchard… Once you step off the ferry, all you have to do is look up and see the Cedar Cove Inn.
Also nearby is the Totem Pole.
The library is right behind it.
Also nearby is Amy’s on the Bay (aka DD’s on the Cove)There was a small Farmer’s Market was going on…
Complete with a Great Tomato Taste Off! A trip wouldn’t complete with a visit to the Victorian Tea Room and gift shop. This is actually owned by by Debbie’s daughter!Quick tip, if you arrive from the ferry, get on the #8 bus. It drops you off near the tea room. We learned about it AFTER we walked the 1.2 miles from town! It’s not a bad walk though. We arrived and were immediately seated. I ordered a soup and scone and my husband ordered the crab sandwich.
Be sure to try the house Peach and Strawberry Tea!
To man up the trip for my husband, we stopped at the Slaughterhouse Brew Company.
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Thanks for the information about Port Orchard. I am heading there soon!