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City of Bremerton

Platted in 1891 and incorporated in 1901, Bremerton is a picturesque waterfront community located on one of the finest protected harbors on Puget Sound.  Bremerton is a thriving city of approximately 40,500+ people and continues to reinvent itself.  Bremerton is on the move, with approximately 2,000 new housing units and a grocery store scheduled to be built in Bremerton’s downtown core within the next two years.  A new “fast” passenger-only ferry service from Bremerton to Seattle began July 10, 2017, and 3400 acres of available industrial property, ripe for development, surrounds the Bremerton National Airport.  Bremerton also has within its corporate limits, one of the best equipped Naval Shipyards in United States where Navy ships come and go throughout the year for repairs and overhauls.

City of Bremerton Weather

Photo Credit: Randy Allbritton and Mike Porter

Average Temperature:

  • January – High 47.0 F, Low 35.0 F
  • July – High 76.0 F, Low 54.0 F


  • January Rainfall – 8.9 inches
  • July Rainfall – 0.87 inches

Sources: U.S. climate data

Projects Filmed in Bremerton

Photo Courtesy of the City of Bremerton



Still Shoot

  • Porsche

Key Locations of Interest

Photo Credit: Columbia Hospitality

Forested Parks/Trails

  • Forest Ridge Park
  • Madrona Trails
  • Bremerton Motorsports Park
  • Naval Ammunition Depot (N.A.D.), marina park, and park with a disc golf course
  • Stephenson Canyon

Golf Courses

  • Cascade Golf Course, opened in 1971.  It has tree-lined fairways with plenty of driving area.  The greens and surrounding areas are golfer friendly.  This golf course is very well received by every level of player and hosts a 9 hole foot golf course for families and corporate
  • Gold Mountain Golf Course, comprised of two 18 hole golf courses.
  • Olympic Golf Course, opened in 1996 and has been host to many NCAA Regional Championships and Amateur Public Links Championships.  It has tree-lined fairways, but open off the tee.  It has lots of mounding with the large collection areas around every green.  Well received by every level of golfer

Historic Downtown

  • Admiral Theatre – 1942
  • Bug Museum
  • Downtown Post Office – 1937
  • Elks Buildings – 1920
  • Kitsap County Historic Museum
  • Pacific Planetarium
  • Puget Sound Naval Museum -1896
  • Roxy Theater  – 1941
  • Sea Glass Village – 1940s, where time finally stops, 34 two story buildings/182 units on 20 acres with water and mountain views
  • Valentinetti Puppet Museum

Historic Vessels

  • Carlyle II, 1917, one of only two remaining Mosquito Fleet vessels, is owned and operated by Kitsap Transit providing foot ferry service between Bremerton and Port Orchard, an actual floating museum
  • Dominion Tug, originally US Army #LT-366 in Hoquiam, WA in March 1944
  • El Primero Yacht, 1893, one of the oldest operating steel yachts built in the United States
  • USS Turner Joy, DD951, commissioned 1959, is a Sherman Class Vietnam era destroyer credited with firing the first and last shots of the Viet Nam War.  The Turner Joy is a floating museum moored in Bremerton and serves as the north breakwater of the Bremerton Marina.

Sweeping Vistas

  • Cascade Mountain Range with majestic views of Mt. Rainier
  • Olympic Mountain Ranges

Unique Locations

  • Airport Diner
  • El Balcon Salvadoran/Mexican Restaurant
  • Harborside Fountain Park
  • Hi Low Restaurant
  • Ivy Green Cemetery
  • La Fermata Italian Restaurant
  • Manette Bridge


  • Bremerton Boardwalk and Marina
  • Boat Shed Restaurant
  • Ferry terminals, car and passenger ferries


Closest Large Cities Adjacent

Photo Credit: Jerry McDonald

  • Tacoma is approximately 34 miles from Bremerton
  • Seattle is approximately 15 miles by ferry from Bremerton (55 min via car ferry/25 min passenger-only ferry) and 70 miles by land (via the Tacoma Narrow Bridge)

Distance to Closest Large Airport

Photo Credit: Port of Bremerton

  • Bremerton National Airport is approximately 10 miles from Bremerton
  • Tacoma Narrows Airport is approximately 27 miles from Bremerton
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is approximately 57 miles from Bremerton

Relevant Contact Names and Information

Photo Credit: Jerry McDonald

Local Film Liaison

Charleen Burnette, (360) 473-5011
Jon Rauch, (360) 473-5012

Agency that issues permits and costs

Jeanette Wischhoefer, (360) 473-5011
Tonya Sipplie, (360) 473-5311

Police or Sheriff’s Department or agency that handles traffic control

Captain Tom Wolfe, City of Bremerton, (360) 473-5841, Tom.Wolfe@ci.bremerton.wa.us

Milenka Bates, Public Works, Operations/Administrative Manager, City of Bremerton,
(360) 473-5333, Milenka.Hawkins-Bates@ci.bremerton.wa.us

Additional Photos

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A complete list of accommodations can be found below totaling over 700+ rooms:

Baymont Inn & Suites
Fairfield Inn & Suites
Flagship Inn
Hampton Inn & Suites
Motel 6 Bremerton
Oyster Bay Inn
Quality Inn & Suites
Super 8 Motel