Romance in Kitsap | Kitsap Week

A roundup of Kitsap's most romantic spots from Bainbridge Island's Rockaway Beach to Port Orchard's Bay Street Bistro.

If there is one romantic trend among Kitsap’s sweethearts, it’s that they love the outdoors.

That’s what Kitsap readers said when polled last summer.

Each year, the papers in the Sound Publishing family attempt to discover the best of Kitsap. The results are strictly the product of readers’ input, listing everything from the best restaurants to the best lawyers.

Among that list is the most romantic spot. Readers of the Bainbridge Island Review, Bremerton Patriot, Central Kitsap Reporter and Port Orchard Independent each asked readers where the most romantic spot was in their areas. The North Kitsap Herald strayed slightly from the pack and asked for the best place to make out, but the sentiment stands.

It’s a decent gauge on where the county’s hot spots are — ideal for planning a romantic outing.

Readers overwhelmingly voted outdoor locales as their preferred places to share a magical moment. Nearly every single result was a park or trail, except for Port Orchard’s Bay Street Bistro and Bremerton’s La Fermata Restaurant.

Fountain Park
Bachman Park
La Fermata

Bainbridge Island
Rockaway Beach
Point White Dock
Fay Bainbridge Park

Central Kitsap
Silverdale Waterfront Park
Scenic Beach State Park
Clear Creek Trail

North Kitsap
*The North Kitsap Herald rated the best place to make out.
Poulsbo Waterfront/Boardwalk

South Kitsap
Manchester State Park
Port Orchard Waterfront / Marina
Bay Street Bistro