6 Best Public Whidbey Beaches

by WhidbeyLocal 19th June 2023

Dave Mackie Park Photo by J Weeks

Maxwelton Beach, - Clinton


Are you ready for a day of fun in the sun? Look no further than Davie Mackie Park! This hidden gem is located on the gorgeous south western side of Whidbey Island and boasts a beautiful sandy beach, ample parking, and plenty of activities for the whole family. The children's play area and BBQ stations make it the perfect spot for a family picnic or a day at the beach. With 5 acres of land, there's plenty of space to spread out and enjoy the sun. Plus, the park offers public bathrooms and washing stations for sandy feet, making it easy to stay comfortable all day long. Don't forget to check out the ball fields for a game of catch or frisbee! To get there, simply turn onto Maxwelton Road off of Hwy 525 and follow it to nearly the end of the road. It may be a rambling drive, but trust us, it's worth it! Take the second turn into the park to be nearest the beach access. Get ready for a day of fun and relaxation at Davie Mackie Park!


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Ebeys Bluff Photo by J Weeks

Ebey’s Landing –  Coupeville


The Reserve at Ebey's Landing is an ideal location for history enthusiasts who are interested in exploring the rich past of the Pacific Northwest. At this location, visitors can take a step back in time and relive significant moments that have shaped the region. From Captain George Vancouver's first exploration of Puget Sound in 1792, the early settlement by Colonel Isaac Ebey, to the growth and settlement that resulted from the Oregon Trail and the Westward migration, and the implementation of the Donation Land Laws (1850-1855), the reserve offers a fascinating glimpse into the region's past. Not to mention, the quaint town of Coupeville is a definite highlight, witnessing its continued growth and settlement. All in all, the Reserve at Ebey's Landing is a must-visit place for anyone keen on discovering the rich tapestry of history in the Pacific Northwest.


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Double Bluff Beach – Freeland


Get ready to experience the best beach on the Southern end of the island - Double Bluff Beach! With its stunning shellfish harvest and secluded spots for some quiet time, it's no wonder why so many people consider this beach a must-visit. The sandiest beach on Whidbey, it's like stepping into a Southern California paradise. Plus, the beach tidelands are part of Double Bluff State Park. Facing South towards Useless Bay and Puget Sound, on a clear day, you'll even be able to see Mt Rainier on the horizon! And the shallow slope of Useless Bay means boats can't get too close to shore, giving it its unique name. During low tide, the beach extends more than half a mile from the shore! Don't forget, Double Bluff is the only off-leash, dog-friendly beach in the area. So bring your furry friend along for the adventure! Come see why Double Bluff Beach is the perfect destination for beach lovers everywhere.



Dugualla Bay – Oak Harbor


This is a beach like no other. This hidden gem is unlike any other white sand beach you've ever seen. It's a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of tourist hotspots, where you can find complete solitude and immerse yourself in nature. There are several small public access points along Dugualla Bay, each with parking for only a handful of cars, giving you exclusive access to this beautiful spot. Keep an eye out for ducks, eagles, and cormorants, and listen to the sweet sounds of frogs chirping in the background. If you're looking for a breathtaking view and the chance to get up close with Whidbey Island's flora and fauna, this is the beach for you!


West Beach at Deception Pass State Park Photo by J Weeks

West Beach – Oak Harbor


Have you seen the incredible Deception Pass Bridge? It's absolutely majestic as it spans the rocks above you. Whether it's peeking through the fog or shining in the morning light, this bridge is a sight to behold. And the water flowing through the pass like a river is just breathtaking. It's no wonder boaters named it Deception Pass. You can even hike up to the bridge and walk across it for an even closer view. But if you prefer to stay on the beach, you can fish for salmon or simply enjoy the beautiful Deception Pass State Park. Just a short walk from easy parking, this beach is the perfect spot for a day of fun. Keep in mind, it's a popular destination for tourists, especially during the summer, so come prepared to share the beauty with others.

Posted by WhidbeyLocal
19th June 2023 4:45 am.
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