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Whidbey Island Washington

Whidbey Island is located at the top of Puget Sound, squeezed between Port Townsend on the Olympic Peninsula and the Everett-Seattle-Anacortes area on the mainland. Its irregular 50 mile long shape is surrounded by Admiralty Inlet and the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the west and Skagit Bay and Saratoga Passage to the east. Rimmed by a saltwater coastline, the interior boasts forests and lowlands, lakes and lagoons.

It is home to a national historic reserve, several state parks, quaint small towns and harbors, festivals throughout the year, and a U.S. naval air station. It’s a weekend get-away for those in nearby cities, a tourist vacation destination and a playground for boaters, fishermen, hikers, campers, kayakers, bird watchers, divers, photographers, whale watchers, beach combers, artists and others. Hotels, bed and breakfasts, restaurants, wineries, art galleries, antique shops and spas are found throughout the island.

Part of the fun of Whidbey Island is getting there. Two Washington State Ferry routes transport vehicles, bicyclists and walk-on passengers from the Everett-Seattle area and from Port Townsend on the Olympic Peninsula. You can also drive to the north end of the island from Anacortes via the impressive Deception Pass Bridge.

There’s a lot of beauty, fun and adventure packed into this small island including several small towns. From the north they include: Oak Harbor, Coupeville, Greenbank, Langley, Freeland, and Clinton. While you may be able to drive from one end to the other in an hour or so, you’ll want to spend a lot more time exploring some of the following island attractions and enjoying the breath-taking views and spectacular sunsets.

Oak Harbor

Coupeville

Greenbank

Langley

Freeland

Happy Travels!


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