Living in Port Ludlow


Deciding where to put down roots can be a difficult decision, but towns like Port Ludlow are making it easy.

Port Ludlow is located on the eastern edge of Jefferson county and shares the name of the marine inlet on which the community is located. With an abundance of activities and beautiful scenery, it’s no surprise that this community is sought after by those seeking a more peaceful lifestyle or an easier commute to the business centers on the west side of the Puget Sound. There are many beautiful homes in Port Ludlow and if you’re lucky enough, you might event find yourself in a waterfront residence.

Below are some of the things that make living in Port Ludlow exceptional.


Photo courtesy of Port Ludlow Resort

Photo courtesy of Port Ludlow Resort

Port Ludlow is home to an 18-hole championship golf course, 300-slip marina in a protected bay, a farm-to-table restaurant and a boutique waterfront inn. Additionally, one of the perks of being on the Olympic Peninsula is that your backyard is the Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest. With numerous activities and exploration activities, you’ll be thankful to return home to a peaceful oasis.

Olympic Peninsula Rain Shadow

Photo courtesy of the Olympic Rain Shadow Blog

Photo courtesy of the Olympic Rain Shadow Blog

Need I say more? One of the obvious perks about the Olympic Peninsula is the rain shadow where storms heading inland from the Pacific Ocean leave most of their moisture on or around the mountains, leaving a dry spot in North Puget Sound. This means towns like Port Ludlow receive much less rainfall than our Western Washington neighbors creating more time for outdoor activities.

Hiking and Biking Trails

Photo courtesy of Lani Doely Photography

Photo courtesy of Lani Doely Photography

Port Ludlow boasts more than 26 miles of well-maintained hiking trails to explore. Originally created as service roads during the sawmill era, today the trails are traversed by residents and guests alike. The adventurous trails can lead you through the woods, to the beach or anywhere in between–the hardest part will be deciding which path to take.

Fresh, Local Eats

Port Ludlow is conveniently located a short 10 minutes from the agricultural region of Chimacum. Visit Red Dog Farm which provides a self-service, honor system farm stand open daily with fresh, in-season produce or visit Egg and I Pork for farm fresh eggs.. Don’t feel like cooking? Swing by Finnriver to enjoy delicious award-winning ciders and wood-fired pizza. With plenty of farmers markets in Chimacum, Port Townsend and Port Gamble you’ll have many options!


Port Ludlow is a close knit community that gathers over everything from gardening to fly fishing. With more than 100 hobby clubs including hiking, bird watching, pickle ball, photography, woodworking, pottery and more.