Shoreline Master Program

The Shoreline Management Master Program (SMP) establishes policies and regulations for the shorelines of Bainbridge Island. The SMP is published in two versions. The version provided on this web page is a copy of the complete official version. The regulations (a subset of the entire SMP) are published in Chapter 16.12 of the Bainbridge Island Municipal Code. Shoreline designations are mapped on the city’s official Comprehensive Plan map.

Plan Update
The city is required by state law to update the SMP. Learn more about the update process.

Shoreline Access Guidebook
One goal of the State Shoreline Management Act is to promote public access to the shoreline. Explore the Bainbridge Island shoreline by using the Shoreline Access Guidebook.

Policies & Regulations
View the current Shoreline Master Program policies and regulations:
Look over the 1996 archived SMP plans:
  • Scope: Comprehensive replacement of City of Winslow and Kitsap County SMPs that were in effect prior to creation of all-island City of Bainbridge Island
  • Adopted by Ordinance 1996-38, corrected January 1998
  • Effective November 26, 1996