- Things to Do
- Everett's waterfront
Everett’s waterfront is a secret worth sharing. You’d never know it just driving by on the highway, but just beyond that city skyline you’ll find sparkling Port Gardner Bay, gorgeous views of the Olympic Mountains, incredible food and drink, and endless adventure.
Now getting to Everett's waterfront has never been easier. You and your crew can walk from the beautiful Grand Avenue Park, across Marine View Drive, and down to all the fun at the waterfront. The bridge is wheelchair (and bicycle) accessible and features several observation points along the way to stop and enjoy the view of the sparkling waterfront and the breathtaking Olympic Mountains.
Or on summer weekends, hop on a free Everett Transit shuttle that runs between downtown and the waterfront for even more ways to explore.
Make Everett's waterfront your next destination for all things fun! Whether you want to create your own adventure below or follow our guide to the ultimate day in the PNW, you'll love what the waterfront has in store for you.
Eat & Drink
The Port has all the menu items you’d expect from a Pacific Northwest seaside town. You’ll find whatever you’re craving including several local favorites. If you’re craving surf, turf or a little bit of both, stop in at Anthony’s HomePort or the new Jetty Bar & Grille. If burgers, sammies or pizza are more your speed, Anthony’s Woodfire Grill and Scuttlebutt Family Pub have you covered. Woody’s and Jetty Express have walk-up windows so you can go for a picnic on the water. Date night? After your sunset stroll along the water, grab happy hour and dinner at Bluewater Distilling or Lombardi’s Italian Restaurant. Or if you need to fuel up before you embark, grab some coffee, sweets and sandwiches at Seas the Day Café. Find more information at portofeverett.com.
KAYAK & SUP
If the water is calling and you’re finding yourself without a paddle, don’t sweat it. Now you can rent a kayak or paddleboard from KayakShare, a self-service kiosk at Jetty Landing Park. Head to kayakshare.com to set up your rental today and embark on your Port Gardner Bay adventure.
Catch the ferry to Jetty Island during the summer months or access it by boat or other watercraft. Set sail or paddle on over to the 2-mile stretch of sandy beach. There’s plenty of room to stretch out and soak up the sun.
The Port of Everett has miles of waterfront trails for you to explore. If you’re interested in learning a little more about Everett’s history, head to the Millwright Loop trail and keep your eye out for the historical signs and exhibits along the way. The trail, highlighted in orange on the map above, is almost four miles of paved walkway with an amazing view of the marina. Check out all the Port's trails for endless waterfront wanderings.
Catch of the Day
Grab your tackle box and cast a line from the Port’s fishing dock located at Jetty Landing. This public dock is the perfect place for a day of recreational fishing and crabbing. The Port has it all for a one-stop-shop fishing trip. Check out the waterfront shops around the Port for licenses, gear, bait, tackle and more. Remember to check out fishing and crabbing rules and regulations at wdfw.wa.gov.
Join the Club
Let's be honest, it's not everyday that a landmark opens. Snap a selfie atop the bridge and use this special edition Facebook filter to show off and celebrate being one of the first people to stroll across the new landmark.
Watch for Wildlife
The Everett waterfront is home to all sorts of native wildlife, including shore birds, seals, sea lions, whales and more. There’s a chance to see all sorts of wildlife at nearly every park, trail and viewpoint at the Port. Check out the map above for some of the best viewing points. Pro tip: look, don’t touch, and use that handy zoom feature on your camera so you don’t need to get too close.
Parks and Open Spaces
Need to get out of the house? The Port has plenty of parks and open spaces for you to get outside, stretch out and enjoy the rest of the summer sun. The parks are open from dawn to dusk, so come enjoy a picnic lunch with views of the waterfront (or dinner – the sunsets here are amazing), dust off that old frisbee, or get your kite flying.
It's always good practice to call ahead or visit the business' website to check updated hours. Be patient, be kind, stay healthy.