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Murden Cove

South of Skiff Point, Manitou Beach Drive follows around the shore of Murden Cove, where small roads branch inland. Murden Cove was once the proposed western terminus for a cross-sound bridge from West Point in Seattle to between Ferncliff and Manitou Beach, on the east shore of Bainbridge Island. In 1856, it was named by the U.S. Coast Survey for a beach dweller in the cove and appears on some older maps as Murden’s Cove, Murders Cove, or Rolling Bay.