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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

2016 Port to Port - Receive a Signature Marina Burgee & A GoodY Bag

Stay a minimum of one night guest moorage at both Bell Harbor Marina and Shilshole Bay Marina and receive a Signature Marina Burgee and a marina goody bag! Download the Port to Port flier for details.
2016 Signature Marina Burgee 

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

Emerald City Trolley - picks up at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

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) National Marina Day

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