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Eat, Shop & Play at or near the Marina

​Shilshole Bay Marina is located in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood, home to many restaurants, retailers, events, parks, and more.

Click image to link to Town Graphic’s interactive Ballard map

Port 2 Port - All New Swag for 2018!

Port 2 Port is back! Stay at both Bell Harbor Marina and Shilshole Bay Marina in 2018 and receive your cool swag on the second visit. This year's swag is all new: a KOOZIE Collapsible Kooler! Visit the Port 2 Port webpage for more information.

Neighborhood Information

For information on the Ballard neighborhood, dining, hotels, attractions, and shopping visit

Getting Around

Shilshole Bay Marina offers complimentary shuttle service to downtown Ballard and a bike program for overnight guest moorage customers. Contact the marina office for details.

Ballard Map

Walking Map - North Seattle map

Bicycle Map

King County Metro Transit Trip Planner - picks up in downtown Ballard

Eat & Drink

Dining on site: Jibe Espresso & Cafe & Little Coney Restaurant

Dining within a five to 10-minute walk:

EAT Ballard

Ballard breweries

Happy hours

Shilshole Bay Fuel Dock convenience store (on site, H Dock)


Golden Gardens Park

Golden Gardens Off-Leash Dog Park

Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

Discovery Park


Each Sunday: Ballard Farmers Market

Each second Saturday: Ballard Artwalk

January: Polar Bear Plunge at Golden Gardens Park on New Year's Day

May: Ballard Jazz Festival and 17th of May Festival

June: Ballard Criterium (bicycle street race) and Shilshole Boatfest: Seas the Bay!

July: Ballard SeafoodFest

August: Viking DaysSustainable Ballard Festival, and Movies at the Marina

September: Fishermen's Fall Festival and  Macefield Music Festival

October: Leif Erikson Bazaar

November: Yulefest and Seattle Turkey Trot