.Port of Port Townsend



P.O. Box 1180  ·  Port Townsend, WA  98368  ·  (360) 385-0656


Port Facilities and Properties

The Port of Port Townsend owns and operates significant marine and aviation related facilities in Jefferson County as part of its responsibilities as a limited purpose municipal corporation.  This includes several waterfront sites in addition to Jefferson County International Airport.  These sites support marinas, boat launch ramps, marine and non-marine related businesses, upland facilities, and public recreation sites. 

The links on this page lead to more detailed descriptions of our facilities, including information on the many public use opportunities we hope you will take advantage of.  If your questions aren't answered here, please feel free to contact us for more information specific to your needs.

Fort Worden Beach

Looking north from the bluff along Fort Worden BeachFort Worden Beach is located along the northeast corner of Port Townsend, adjacent to Fort Worden State Park. The beach includes a steeply sloped bluff and 1,200 linear feet of undeveloped beach area defined as intertidal land. There is limited access to this site, which is currently used as a public beach.  Users include beachcombers, hikers, and divers.   Access to the site is available from the water, or from a set of stairs that descend a steep bluff down to the beach.  The Fort Worden Marine Sciences Center facility operated by the Port Townsend Marine Science Center is located immediately adjacent to the Port's portion of the beach.  Port Townsend's annual Fourth of July fireworks take place from a barge adjacent to the beach, making this one of the best places to spread out your blanket for a memorable evening.

Jefferson County International Airport

Jefferson County International Airport is located approximately four miles southwest of Port Townsend, between State Routes 19 and 20, with the driving entrance from Route 19.  This general aviation airport has a single 3,000 foot east-west runway, and has a wide range of general aviation support facilities.  We are currently in the midst of many significant upgrades to our facilities at the airport, and invite you to learn more about what we are doing to improve your visits or tenancy.

Point Hudson Marina and RV Park

Point Hudson is located just beyond the end of Water Street at the northeast corner of Port Townsend's commercial district.  Home to the Wooden Boat Foundation (Cupola House at the head of the marina basin) and the Foundation's annual Wooden Boat Festival, Point Hudson features recently upgraded slips and docks, an RV park, and several marine trades businesses and restaurants ready to serve you.  Port Townsend's maritime center is nearing completion next door.  This former Coast Guard station is within easy walking distance of the many fine dining, lodging and shopping opportunities that Port Townsend has to offer.

Port of Port Townsend Boat Launch Ramps

Look for this sign to direct you to our boat launch ramp locationsWe operate several recreational boat launching ramps around Jefferson County, some of which were built with funding assistance from the State of Washington's Interagency Committee for Outdoor Recreation and the National Park Service.  These convenient locations are available to all boaters for a modest day use fee or annual pass.

Port Townsend Boat Haven Marina

Located on the northeast corner of the Olympic Peninsula in historic Port Townsend, on a main route to the San Juan Islands, this modern full service marina has an abundant supply of guest moorage.  Home to 475 commercial and recreational vessels and more than 60 marine trades businesses, the Boat Haven provides more than 6,000 overnight guest moorage accommodations for visiting boats every year.  Port Townsend is home to the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding and a favorite destination for a wide variety of festivals, shopping in its historic districts, participating in the events of the world-famous Wooden Boat Foundation, or just enjoying a quiet vacation or weekend.

Port Townsend Shipyard

Port of Port Townsend Shipyard facilities
Aerial view of the southern portion of the Port Townsend Shipyard

Featuring a heavy boat haulout facility, Port Townsend is a destination of choice for refits of all types.  The largest Marine Travelift on site can lift vessels up to 150 feet long with a maximum beam of 30'10", weighing up to 330 tons.  The marine trades businesses that call the shipyard home hold a wealth of expertise in the maintenance and restoration of all types vessels. There are also restaurants, a local bewery, and fresh seafood vendors located within the shipyard that make for a very interesting stroll through some of Port Townsend's maritime history.

Herb Beck Marina and Industrial Park, Quilcene

The Herb Beck Marina is located on the west side of Quilcene Bay, opening to the Hood Canal, south of Port Townsend and the Hood Canal Bridge. With its 50 slips, RV parking and more, the facility provides the southern part of Jefferson County with an excellent public marina. 

Quincy Street Dock

The Quincy Street Dock is a decommissioned ferry dock located in the City of Port Townsend, between Boat Haven and Hudson Point.  The Port’s ownership encompasses approximately 3,000 square feet of tidelands.  The City of Port Townsend owns all upland facilities and uses adjacent to the overwater dock.  This former ferry dock is currently unused and fenced, prohibiting all access.  While the condition of the facility is largely unknown at this point, a local business is leasing the dock and performing restoration for limited use.  Three mooring dolphins lie offshore. 

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