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Whidbey Island

 

 

Welcome to Whidbey Island, a jewel in the Pacific Northwest.  If you are a visitor to our island, you may want to do some fun things while you are visiting us.  We have come up with a list of  things that may be of interest while you visit.  This list changes as the season changes and something things are not available in the winter time.  Parks, Golf Courses, Bird Watching, Beaches, and of course Art Galleries never go out of style in bad weather.  You may also want to consider Wine tasting or even take in a movie or live theater event. 

Enjoy your stay!

 

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ANTIQUES

CASINOS

GARDENS

ROLLERSKATING

ART GALLERIES

DIVING

GOLF COURSES

SKYDIVING

BEACHES

DOG PARKS (Off Leash)

HIKING/WALKING

SPAS

BIRD WATCHING

EVENTS

HORSEBACK RIDING

SWIMMING

BIKING

FARMERS MARKETS

KAYAKING

THEATERS - LIVE

BOATING

FISHING

MUSEUMS

THEATERS - MOVIE

BOWLING

GLASS BLOWING

PARKS

TOURS

CAMPING

GO KARTS

POTTERY PAINTING

WHALE WATCHING

     

WINE TASTING

  ANTIQUES

 

       

Looking for that special antique or collectable that perhaps is only to be found in the great Northwest? Maybe it’s here on Whidbey Island! Here’s a list of antique and collectables shops on on our island.

 

NORTH WHIDBEY (Oak Harbor)
   Oak Tree Antiques

    Shabby Stuff Antiques

    The Purple Bench Antiques

    The Rusty Chandelier

CENTRAL WHIDBEY (Coupeville)

    Salmagundi Farms   

    Elkhorn Trading Co

SOUTH WHIDBEY (Greenbank, Freeland, Langley and Clinton)

    Mutiny Bay Antiques

    Red Rooster Antique Mall

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   ART GALLERIES

         

Art galleries abound on beautiful Whidbey Island. You’ll find a wide variety of artistic styles and subjects throughout the island. From pottery and sculpture to water color paintings and modern art, our talented local artists offer something for just about everyone!


Here is a list of Galleries on Whidbey

 


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 BEACHES

 

 

 

 

 

Numerous beaches await you on Whidbey Island for walking and exploring.  Surrounded by the majestic waters of the Puget Sound and flanked by the Cascade Mountains on the East and the Olympic Mountains on the West, our state parks give you access to rustic beaches and beautiful views.  You can find a map of the island here.  For a list of Off Leash Dog Parks, see DOG PARKS below.


NORTH WHIDBEY (Oak Harbor)

    Deception Pass State Park

    Windjammer Park

    Dugualla State Park

    Joseph Whidbey State Park


CENTRAL WHIDBEY (Coupeville)

    Fort Casey State Park

    Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve

 

SOUTH WHIDBEY (Greenbank, Freeland, Langley and Clinton)

    Beaches       

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   BIRD WATCHING

 

 

 

 

 


Bird watching on Whidbey Island offers the opportunity to see a multitude of birds in every season.  Including bald eagles, herons, and Canadian snow migrating South in the Fall for the winter, our wildlife habitats include orchards and open fields, fresh and salt-water wetlands, old growth and mature second growth Douglas fir forests, and miles of scenic shoreline.



ALL OF WHIDBEY ISLAND 

    Whidbey Island Audubon Society
    Puget Sound Back Yard Birds

 

 

 

 


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   BIKING

         

There’s nothing better than being on a bicycle breathing in fresh air and feeling the wind in your face! Whidbey has numerous biking options for your enjoyment, with varying degrees of difficulty. If you are in town during the month of September, register to ride with the Tour de Whidbey and help support the Whidbey General Hospital Foundation and the March event called Mussels in the Kettles provides great biking experiences for your whole family.  Enjoy the ride!


NORTH WHIDBEY (Oak Harbor)

    Bicycles Northwest


CENTRAL WHIDBEY (Coupeville)

    Mussels in the Kettles bike race


SOUTH WHIDBEY (Greenbank, Freeland, Langley and Clinton)

    Half Link Bicycle Shop

    Whidbey Island Bike Club (trail maps)

 

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   BOATING

 

 

 

 

 

Are you a boater?  Whether visiting Whidbey Island  by boat, or towing your boat behind you, there are three marinas and numerous boat ramps to accommodate you.

Winds tend to blow quite a bit from November through May, so make extra plans for your safety if you are on Puget Sound during this time.  Some boat ramps are located in state parks, which require a parking or daily pass that may be obtained at the park on arrival.  If you need boating parts or supplies, you may want to check with West Marine before coming to Whidbey Island, the closest locations would be either Anacortes, or Port Townsend.  For a guide to boating, click HERE


NORTH WHIDBEY (Oak Harbor)

    Boat launches and marina   


CENTRAL WHIDBEY (Coupeville)

    Coupeville Marina 

    Fort Casey State Park (boat launch)

 

SOUTH WHIDBEY (Greenbank, Freeland, Langley and Clinton)

    Port of South Whidbey (boat launch and marina)       

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BOWLING

     


 

 

 

 

 

     

Looking for some old time fun? Bowling is always a favorite past time, and something fun for the entire family. 



NORTH WHIDBEY (Oak Harbor)

    Oak Bowl

 

CENTRAL WHIDBEY (Coupeville)

   Ebey Bowl










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   CAMPING

       

Whidbey Island has a variety of parks that welcome tent campers, as well as RV campers with either partial or full hookups. Whether you are in the mood for a woodsy area or pitching a tent with a water view, Whidbey’s got it, along with great outdoor activities including hiking, biking, kayaking and fishing.



Camping on Beautiful Whidbey Island

    Click Here for a list of parks

 


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   CASINOS

       

  

 

Want the action and entertainment you’ll find only at a casino? Just 25 minutes North of Oak Harbor you’ll find all you want! With complete gaming activities, live entertainment, new lodging and great dining, your Las Vegas style casino experience awaits you!

 

NORTH WHIDBEY ISLAND (Oak Harbor)

    Swinomish Casino            


 

 

 

 

 

 

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   DIVING

       





Want to go for dive? There are numerous places to dive around Whidbey Island, and some pretty amazing underwater sights.  Depending on the time of year, the water temperature is in the 40’s and 50’s, so you’ll likely want to use a wet suit or dry suit for your diving comfort. Don’t have or want to bring equipment? Rentals are available. And remember…..  breath!


NORTH WHIDBEY (Oak Harbor)

    Whidbey Island Dive Center – rentals


ALL OF WHIDBEY

    Diving map




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   DOG PARKS (Off Leash)

         

Have a four legged friend you want to let run free while you walk or watch? You’ll find five off-leash dog parks on the island.

 

NORTH WHIDBEY (Oak Harbor)

    Oak Harbor Dog Park

    Clover Valley Dog Park

 

CENTRAL WHIDBEY (Coupeville)

     Patmore Pit

 

SOUTH WHIDBEY (Greenbank, Freeland, Langley and Clinton)

     Double Bluff Beach

     Marguerite Brons Memorial Park

     Greenbank Farm Trails

 

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EVENTS  

   

     

 


Looking for fun and interesting things to do while on the island? There’s always something interesting going on here! There are visual arts, live theater, music and so much more.  Our calendar is continually updated, so check back regularly for new information.


ALL OF WHIDBEY (Calendar of Events)

   WhidbeyLocal.com

 



 

 

 

 

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   FARMERS MARKETS

         

Farmers' Markets are a special happening here on the island.  It heralds the beginning of Summer when local growers and artisans begin to sell their seasonal bounty. You’ll find all kinds of delicious foods including produce, fruit, bread, and meat plus flowers, crafts, artwork and much more.

 

NORTH WHIDBEY (Oak Harbor)

    Oak Harbor Public Market

     

CENTRAL WHIDBEY (Coupeville)

    Coupeville Market

      

SOUTH WHIDBEY (Greenbank, Freeland, Langley and Clinton)

    Greenbank

    Bayview

    South Whidbey Tilth Farmers Market 

    Langley 2nd Street Market        

    Clinton Thursday Market


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   FISHING

 

 

 

 



Fishing is a natural Pacific Northwest pasttime.  We have some of the most beautiful Salmon fishing and many other varieties to bring home the bragging rights.  Fishing is done from shores of just about anywhere on Whidbey Island.  It also matters if you are on a boat or not so the best thing we could think of is to give your the entire Washington State Fishing Guide.  This guide will give you all kinds of information for your day on the water.  You will need a fishing license, and you can buy your license online or at numerous locations on the island.


ALL WHIDBEY ISLAND

    Licenses - Online

    Licenses - Where to Buy on the Island
   
Where to Fish for Salmon

    Whidbey Island Fishing Report

    Whidbey Island Fishing Club

 

 

 

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 GARDENS

 

 

 

 

 


Yearning for the sight and smell of fresh foliage, flowers and plants? Ah, the possibilities are many! Each year, the Whidbey Island Garden Tour selects four or five of the Island's finest gardens representing a variety of styles, sizes, and design concepts. The tour is highly regarded for the quality and diversity of the gardens it showcases, and over the years more than 75 private gardens have been opened to the public for the tour.

 

ALL OF WHIDBEY

    Whidbey Island Garden Tour


NORTH WHIDBEY(Oak Harbor)

    Hummingbird Farm Nursery and Gardens


CENTRAL WHIDBEY(Coupeville)

    Lavender Wind Farm

 

SOUTH WHIDBEY (Greenbank, Freeland, Langley and Clinton)

    Earth Sanctuary

    Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens

    One Spirit Garden

 

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GLASS BLOWING  

         


Want to try something new and express the artist hiding deep inside you? Blow your own glass artwork. Fulfill the artistic urge within you!

 

SOUTH WHIDBEY (Greenbank, Freeland, Langley and Clinton)

    Callahan’s Firehouse Studio and Gallery

   

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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   GO KARTS

       

 


Feel the need for speed? Feeling a little competitive? Try your hand at driving a go kart!

 

NORTH WHIDBEY (Oak Harbor)

    Bratland Go-Karts (at Blue Fox Drive In)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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   GOLF COURSES

       



Is golfing part of your vacation? Swing your clubs while on the island at 4 courses that will satisfy your need to chase that little white ball! Choose from both a Par 3 course and  72 hole challenges.

 

NORTH WHIDBEY (Oak Harbor)

    Whidbey Golf Club (open to the public after 1:00 p.m.)

    Gallery Golf Course (open to the public)

    Lam's Golf Links (Par 3, 9Hole)

   

 

SOUTH WHIDBEY (Greenbank, Freeland, Langley and Clinton)

   Holmes Harbor Golf Club(open to the public, 18 Hole)

    Island Greens (open the public, Par 3 and driving range)

    Useless Bay Golf and Country Club (club members only)

 

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   HIKING/WALKING

         


Want some fresh air and exercise? Take a hike! There are many beautiful trails throughout the island that take you through prairies and forested lands, and some that lead you to sweeping views of water and mountains. There are trails of varying degrees of difficulty and length to suit most every level of fitness. We have some amazing trails to explore!

 

ALL OF WHIDBEY

   Hiking on beautiful Whidbey Island

 

 

 

 

 

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   HORSEBACK RIDING

         

Looking for a different way to see the beauty of our island? Try a horseback ride! Rentals and group tours are available.


NORTH WHIDBEY(Oak Harbor)

    Next Level Equestrian

 

CENTRAL WHIDBEY (Coupeville)

    Madrona Ridge Ranch

    Penn Cove Equestrian Center

    Trails End Stables

    Whidbey Equestrian Center

 

SOUTH WHIDBEY (Greenbank, Freeland, Langley and Clinton)

    Harmony Hills Stables

 

 

 

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   KAYAKING

         

Whether you are an experienced kayaker or new to the sport, you can explore the waters around our island with a kayak rental. Depending on the time of year, you might see Orca whales and even a gray whale as they pass through our area. It’s quite a sight to see from just a few feet off the water!

 

CENTRAL WHIDBEY (Coupeville)

    Harbor Gifts N Kayak Rental (rentals)

 

SOUTH WHIDBEY (Greenbank, Freeland, Langley and Clinton)

    Whidbey Island Kayaking Co (tours and rentals)

 

 

 

 

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   MUSEUMS

         

Whidbey Island has a rich history of pioneers arriving by both sea and land. Some came to explore and then leave, while some came to stay and brought their families with them. Did you know Coupeville is Washington State’s second oldest city? Come explore the past and learn how our island was developed.

 

CENTRAL WHIDBEY (Coupeville)

    The Island County Historical Society – Coupeville

 

SOUTH WHIDBEY (Greenbank, Freeland, Langley and Clinton)

    South Whidbey Historical Society Museum







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   PARKS

 

       


A wealth of city, county and state parks await you on Whidbey Island. With 6 state parks to choose from, and numerous smaller county and city parks, our island gives you wonderful options for camping, hiking, walking, picnicking, diving and more! Located throughout the island, you’ll find the perfect spot to fit your needs!

 

NORTH WHIDBEY (Oak Harbor)

    Deception Pass State Park

    Joseph Whidbey State Park

    Dugualla State Park

    County Parks  

    City Parks 


CENTRAL WHIDBEY (Coupeville)

    Fort Casey State Park

    Fort Ebey State Park

    Ebey's Landing National Historic Reserve

    County Parks  

    City Parks     

 

SOUTH WHIDBEY (Greenbank, Freeland, Langley and Clinton)

    South Whidbey State Park

    County Parks

    City Parks   

        

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    POTTERY PAINTING

       



Want to step outside the box of your usual travel activities? Create your very own artistic remembrance of the island by hand painting your own memento at a pottery painting studio!

 

NORTH WHIDBEY (Oak Harbor)

    Paint Your World

 

SOUTH WHIDBEY (Greenbank, Freeland, Langley and Clinton)

    The Paint Escape








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   ROLLERSKATING

         

Do you remember the fun of roller skating? What, you’ve never tried it? Here’s your chance to relive those memories, or try something new!

 

NORTH WHIDBEY (Oak Harbor)

    The Roller Barn 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SKYDIVING

        First time? Jump with our experienced instructors.
  • $225 tandem jump  Video available
  • Priority given to advance bookings, walk-ins welcome
  • 10% discount for veterans and active military

 

NORTH WHIDBEY

    Jet City Skydiving

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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   SPAS

       

 

Want to pamper yourself? Indulge a little and enjoy the relaxing benefits of a massage, facial or manicure and pedicure. You’re worth it! Don’t you agree?

 

NORTH WHIDBEY

   Allure Salon and Spa

     

CENTRAL WHIDBEY

    Island Facial Aesthetics & Medical Spa      

    The Seaside Spa and Salon  

 

SOUTH WHIDBEY

    Island Girl Nails (Manicures and Pedicures)

    Inn at Langley 

    Whidbey Island Massage Guild              

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 SWIMMING

       

 


There are numerous beaches on Whidbey Island for swimming.  However, it can be really cold out there!  if you are looking for a swimming pool, here they are.


NORTH WHIDBEY(Oak Harbor)

     Oak Harbor Pool


CENTRAL WHIDBEY(Coupeville)

     Camp Casey


SOUTH WHIDBEY(Greenbank,Freeland, Langley and Clinton)

    Island Athletic





 

 

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   THEATERS-LIVE

           

Feel like catching a live theater performance while staying on the island? While our theaters feature local performers, you’ll be amazed by the worldly talent found here on Whidbey Island! From presentations that are serious to playful, thoughtful to funny, come enjoy the fun and charm of local theater.

 

NORTH WHIDBEY (Oak Harbor)

    Whidbey Playhouse

 

SOUTH WHIDBEY (Greenbank, Freeland, Langley and Clinton)

    Outcast Productions at Black Box Theater

    Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA)

    Whidbey Island Children's Theater

    Whidbey Island Shakespeare Festival

 

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THEATERS-MOVIE

 

     



Ah, going out and seeing a movie on the big screen. Can you already smell the hot popcorn? There’s nothing else like it. We’ve got traditional movie houses for new releases and old favorites, plus one of the few remaining drive-in movie theaters in the U. S. 

 

NORTH WHIDBEY (Oak Harbor)

    Oak Harbor Cinema (traditional in-door screens)

    Blue Fox Drive In

 

SOUTH WHIDBEY (Greenbank, Freeland, Langley, and Clinton)

    The Clyde







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TOURS

 

     

 

There are are a variety of tours on the island to satisfy your need to explore and learn. Tours include kayaking, whale watching, artists workshops, fiber farms and wine tasting. There’s sure to be something to please the adventurer in you!



ALL WHIDBEY

    Whidbey Art Trail (Various Artists)

    Whidbey Farm Tour (Various Farms)

    Whidbey Island Fiber Quest (Alpacas, Llamas)

    Whidbey Open Studio Tour (Various Artists)

    Working Whidbey Artist Tour (Various Artists)

  

NORTH WHIDBEY (Oak Harbor)

    Anacortes Kayaking  (Kayaking, In Anacortes, 20 min North of Oak Harbor)

    Deception Pass Tours (Whale Watching)

    Island Adventures (Whale Watching, In Antacortes, 20 min North of Oak Harbor)

    Mystic Sea Charters (Whale Watching, In Anacortes, 20 min North of Oak Harbor)


  SOUTH WHIDBEY (Greenbank, Freeland, Langley and Clinton)

    Whidbey Island Kayaking Company  (Kayaking) 

    Whidbey Island Vintners Association (Wine Tasting) 

    Whidbey Island Charters (Boat Tours)

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WHALE WATCHING

 

     


Whale season on our island is a seasonal event, and happens only when the whales are cooperating! The best time to catch site of these magnificent creatures is late February through late May, when the large gray whales come into Saratoga Passage on the East side of our island.

  

WHALE WATCHING

    Whale Watching on Whidbey Island

   

   









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WINE TASTING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     



If your taste buds are searching for a venue where you can sip and enjoy fine wine, you’ve come to the right place! From local wineries with tasting rooms, to wine bars and tasting rooms serving multiple wine producers, you’ll find a wine or liqueur to please your palate. Choose from both locally produced wines, and wines from around the world.


NORTH WHIDBEY (Oak Harbor)

    The Terrace Wine Bar (multiple producers)


CENTRAL WHIDBEY (Coupeville)

    Vail Wine Shop (Washington State producers, wine shop and tasting)

 

SOUTH WHIDBEY (Greenbank, Freeland, Langley and Clinton)

    Blooms Winery - winery and tasting room
    Comforts of Whidbey - winery and tasting room

    Greenbank Cellars - winery and tasting room

    Holmes Harbor Cellars - winery and tasting room

    Ott & Murphy Wines - winery and tasting room

    Spoiled Dog Winery - winery and tasting room

    Vino Amore - wine shop and tasting

    2nd Street Wine Shop & Tasting Room - wine shop and tasting room

    Greenbank Farm Wine Shop and Tasting Room
    Whidbey Island Distillery - Loganberry Liqueur 

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