Destination Whidbey

  Coupeville Whale Bell Make your way down the Coupeville Wharf and into the big red building at the end. Your reward can be seen by looking up! A ceiling display of Rosie the Whale, Handsome Samson the Stellar sea lion, and Rudy the Dall’s porpoise greets you! You can also enjoy Harbor Gifts, The Cove Outfitters along with […]
  Our Three Gateways Whidbey is an island. Fortunately, while many may appreciate our natural moat, life here is much easier because we have many threads to tie us to the mainland, and the mainland to us. If you move here you will need to add the bridge and ferries to your conversation starters because everyone has used them […]
  Graffiti Wall West Beach Some call it graffiti while others call it art. Regardless, this iconic Whidbey Island slab of cement that sits perpendicular to the water on West Beach has become quite popular. Next to the West Beach County Park, it is the remains of a mostly washed away Bulkhead. Now, passers-by can enjoy an ever-changing canvas of […]
  Clinton Ferry It is often a wish come true to live on Whidbey Island. With the ideal four-season experience, a marine island climate, great community culture, stunning beaches, and gorgeous scenery, what’s not to love? Unlike most islands, with access limited by expensive boat rides or planes, Whidbey Island offers three main points of access on and […]
  Ridge Trail At Ebey’s Landing It’s great to start the Ridge Trail in Ebey’s Landing at Sunnyside Cemetery. See if you can find the two monuments that originally stood in the first Ebey Graveyard located on Ebey’s Prairie near Isaac and Rebecca Ebey’s home. You will discover a plethora of history about Whidbey Island here but don’t forget to stop […]
  Sailing Whidbey It is no wonder tourists and residents alike enjoy setting their sails and heading out to sea to enjoy our gorgeous Puget Sound waters. Whether by powerboat, sailboat, or even kayak, Whidbey is the perfect place to explore by water. Catch a glimpse of whales feeding in Saratoga Passage, seals cruising under Deception Pass, Eagles […]
  6 Reasons to Attend Open Houses Some people wonder whether or not they should attend open houses. We believe open houses can be incredibly advantageous for both buyers and sellers. Follow along for 6 reasons why you should be attending open houses whether you are planning to buy or sell. Get an idea of how your home compares: If you plan […]
  Bowman Bay/Rosario Beach Trail The trail stretching between Bowman Bay and Rosario Beach is relatively short and easy but includes some of the best PNW views this area has to offer. Rosario Beach is famous for a number of things. It’s one of the few easily accessible tide pools due to the exposed bedrock but has been over-loved in […]
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  Boating Around Whidbey It has been well over 200 years since the waters around Whidbey saw its first sailboat with the explorers of the late 18th century. Just like Captain Vancouver in 1792 people still have the urge to explore this amazing inland waterway from the deck of a boat. Strong currents encourage many to forego sailing in […]
  Ferry Views Most people think about coming TO Whidbey Island but when you live here and need to leave the island the same options are open to you. Take a ferry or the bridge. When traveling by ferry you will be graced with stunning views of the incredible snowcapped mountain ranges surrounding our gorgeous little island. Travelers […]
  Whale Park in Langley Have you heard the whale bell ring while in Langley in the spring? While that is a nice rhyme it is also a legitimate question. Every spring gray whales feed off ghost shrimp in the muddy shallows just off the shore. If you are lucky, they will come right up to the seawall! The bell […]
  Pier at Cranberry Lake Deception Pass State Park is packed with a plethora of things to do year-round. From hiking trails, camping, swimming, kayaking, even the occasional events held at the amphitheater, but unbeknownst to those rushing by to make a big splash in the designated swimming area there is a quaint pier surrounded by reeds on the other […]
  Destination Deception Pass Deception Pass is a stunning destination any time of the year. It’s busiest in the summer because people enjoy splashing in the salt or freshwater options at the park or putting their feet in the warm sand under blue skies and hot sun. However, from mid-fall to early spring in the PNW fog rolls in […]
  Coupeville Wharf With all its historic charm, downtown Coupeville sometimes resembles a bygone era. Take a closer look however and you will discover a bustling and modern economy with clothing stores, art galleries, wine bars, and restaurants. When the fog rolls in, you may feel transported to the 19th century when boats brought passengers, and supplies, and […]
  The Magic of Deception Pass Most people know that Deception Pass State Park spans over Whidbey and Fidalgo Islands BUT can you name the other 10 islands included in the most visited state park in Washington? The tiny dot of an island pictured on the front is Deception Island which is visible from the bridge when looking west. Only a […]
  Deception Pass Bridge Whidbey residents know that some of the most beautiful sunsets can be seen from the Deception Pass Bridge, but have you seen this unique view of the Bridge and Goose Rock from Cornet Bay? If you are not familiar with Cornet Bay, it is a small inlet in Deception Pass State Park with some of […]
  Greenbank Farm Almost 19 years ago the planning for 7 distinct gardens at Greenbank Farm began with the Master Gardener volunteers. These gardens are beautiful, but their main purpose is to educate and demonstrate. Two more gardens have been added as well as amazing sculpture art. You can visit these gardens year-round and learn the secrets behind […]
  High Bank Waterfront Whidbey Island has an interesting geological history. During the last glacial age (around 15,000 years ago) Whidbey was so weighed down with ice that it was submerged far underwater. High bluff areas like the ones on West Beach, pictured on the front, are well above the waterline now but the wind, waves and slowly eroding […]
  Langley Pelicans Did you know that well over a century ago White Pelicans were common in our area? Unfortunately, the use of pesticides and a change in habitat threatened the species. For years, these gorgeous birds went relatively unseen until a flock graced our South Whidbey waters in 2016 visiting Deer Lagoon and Honeymoon Bay. With the […]
  Yellow Laburnum Arbor at the Nursery Dedicated to achieving her vision of a live Laburnum trees tunnel, Maureen Murphy, owner of Bayview Farm & Garden, engaged a team of staff committed to making this seemly impossible goal come to life! 20 years ago it didn’t look like much. But as the trees grew, a process of tireless pruning, weaving, and re-tying […]