With its bayside beauty and small-town charm, Port Ludlow is one of the best-kept secrets on the Olympic Peninsula, a popular destination for Washington vacation rentals. Port Ludlow vacation rentals are a popular choice for visitors interested in sailing, golf, hiking the Peninsula's many beautiful trails, visiting waterfalls, harvesting shellfish, or exploring nearby sites like Port Townsend, the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, or the Olympic National Park.
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The Port Ludlow Marina, on the serene Ludlow Bay, is a popular port of call for boaters traveling between Seattle and the San Juan Islands. It's a great place to watch the sunset with the majestic Olympic Mountains as a backdrop. While you're there, rent kayaks to explore the bay, or charter a boat to experience the rugged beauty of the Puget Sound. Nearby, the championship Golf Course at Port Ludlow is one of the most beautiful courses in the state. Hikers are in for a treat with the picture-perfect Port Ludlow Falls and several other nearby trails. The Shine Tidelands State Park is a favorite of beachcombers; two local lakes lure fisherman with the promise of bass and trout; and every Friday in the summertime, Port Ludlow's Village Center is abuzz with the farmer's market.
With so many top destinations in close distance to Port Ludlow, you'll never tire of things to do. The eclectic, art-filled Victorian town of Port Townsend is just 30 minutes up the coast of the Puget Sound. Or take a romantic ferry ride across the Puget Sound to Seattle and spend the day perusing Pike Place Market. If it's outdoor adventure you crave, look no further than the mystical Olympic National Park, which encompasses the breathtaking Hoh Rain Forest, where lush, dense tree groves are lined with carpets of vibrant green moss and ferns. The Olympic Peninsula is rich with beauty and natural resources to discover, so book your Port Ludlow vacation rental now - and start exploring! Photo credit: cdrin via Shutterstock