Coupeville is a small town that embraces a small-town atmosphere. Residents enjoy a fairly walkable town, and they partake in the numerous festivals throughout the year that foster a sense of community and neighborhood. Festivals include the Penn Cove Mussel Festival, the Penn Cove Water Festival, and the Greening of Coupeville. Although covering about a third of Whidbey Island, the Coupeville School is a smaller district that educates less than 1,000 students. Have questions?
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Home to Washington’s second-oldest town, Coupeville is the heart of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve. The town’s historic downtown is a perfect complement to Coupeville’s other roles as the county seat, home to a public hospital, and a school district that serves families living on central Whidbey Island. Coupeville has a thriving arts scene with several galleries open downtown featuring local artists. The town’s creative flair is visible every August with the Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival.
Coupeville is surrounded by Penn Cove and Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve, which is an entity of the National Park Service. Two state parks – Fort Casey and Fort Ebey – are located on the western shore of Whidbey within the Reserve’s boundaries. Centrally located on Whidbey Island, all points north and south of Coupeville are convenient drives. Ferry access is important to people living on central Whidbey Island with two routes within driving distance. The Port Townsend ferry sails from Keystone Harbor near Fort Casey State Park and the Mukilteo ferry sails from Langley on south Whidbey Island.