Bainbridge Island Neighborhoods June 27, 2019

Bainbridge Neighborhood: Rockaway Beach

Rockaway Beach Bainbridge Island

Rockaway Beach is a premier waterfront residential neighborhood on the eastern shore of Bainbridge Island. Homes here enjoy no bank waterfront and spectacular views; the sparkling Seattle skyline, Puget Sound, Cascade mountains, and ferries. Once filled with summer homes, Rockaway Beach is now home to an eclectic mix of elegant homes for living year-round. 

Rockaway Beach is bordered to the north by Eagle Harbor, where the Seattle/Bainbridge ferry docks. The ferry literally glides past your back yard on Rockway Beach and alternately, comes straight forward from the Seattle dock.


Evening view of Seattle skyline and the Cascade mountain range from Rockaway Beach Bainbridge Island.


The homes along this stretch, own the beach and waterfront up to a designated area in the tide line. You will see crab pots out in the waters in front of Rockaway Beach and into Blakely Harbor during Dungeness Crab season. Be sure to watch for buoys if you are headed out to kayak!


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Washington State Ferry rounding the corner from Eagle Harbor, on the way to Seattle.


There is a wonderful public park at the south end of Rockaway Beach just before it turns up the hill and becomes Halls Hill. Check the tide charts and visit at low tide for maximum exploration. It is a small ½-acre park, but it expands during low tide, exposing an abundance of marine life to explore. The park contains wetlands and saltwater shoreline on Blakely Harbor, and has a picnic table, benches, and a new stairway for scuba diving access to Blakely Harbor, North Point, and Blakely Rock. It is an excellent place for diving enthusiasts to observe unique underwater fissures.


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Rockaway Beach Waterfront Park