About Whidbey Island
Whidbey Island is sixty miles long and ten miles wide at its widest point. The weather is mild and the island is beautiful year round. Whidbey Island has five state parks, Ebey's Landing National Historic Reserve, and miles of public beaches ready for exploration. If you like hiking, biking, horseback riding, boating, fishing, golfing, tennis, bird watching, rock collecting, visiting art galleries, wineries, or just relaxing on a beach or on a grassy hillside watching a bald eagle soar in the skies above, Whidbey is the place for you. 2008's LIFE Magazine ranked Whidbey Island "One of the Top 100 Destinations in the World."
For the shopper there are many antique shops, art galleries and more in the little towns located throughout the island. The Coupeville State Ferry to Port Townsend is a short scenic ferry ride that is located only four miles from the town of Coupeville. From Port Townsend, there are many easy day trips you can take to explore Olympic National Park and the Olympic Peninsula.
The town of Coupeville is located in the heart of Whidbey and is considered the jewel of the island. It is the second oldest town in the state of Washington and was a popular place for sea captains to retire in the early 1800's. It has been a popular spot to film major Hollywood movies, like "Practical Magic" with Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman, "War of the Roses" with Danny De Vito, and "Snow Falling on Cedars."
The quaint little shops, the county museum, excellent restaurants featuring mussels fresh from the waters of Penn Cove, are just walking distance from the cottages. Coupeville is also located in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains and its average rainfall is only 18 inches a year.
We look forward to your stay with us and are confident you will enjoy the beauty and uniqueness of Whidbey Island and Coupeville.
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Whidbey Island Attractions
- Pacific Northwest Art Center
- Ebey's Landing National Historic Reserve
- Deception Pass State Park
- Deception Pass Tours
- Fort Casey State Park
- Fort Ebey State Park
- South Whidbey State Park
- Joseph Whidbey State Park
- Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens
- Maxwelton Gardens
- Whidbey Island Center for the Arts
- Whidbey Playhouse
- Island County Historical Society Museum
- Island Greens - Golf Course
- National Park Service