Situated in the Salish Sea, Island County offers a quieter lifestyle away from the I-5 corridor. Whidbey and Camano Island boast miles of shoreline, offering access to waterfront and beaches around every corner. Travel the Whidbey Scenic Isle Way stretching the full length of Whidbey Island and experience several small communities filled with savory seafood, tasting rooms and antique shops.
Home to NAS Whidbey, Oak Harbor is the biggest city in Island County with an abundance of commerce, restaurants, and activity. Deception Pass State Park, only minutes away, offers camping, hiking and a sandy beach a rarity for the PNW. South of town you will find the Blue Fox Drive-In Theater, one of the last of its kind with an arcade and go-karts on the property to enjoy.
Coupeville is centrally located on Whidbey Island and one of the oldest towns in the state. The historic waterfront is filled with shops and restaurants including the Coupeville Wharf. Like many towns in the PNW, Coupeville abounds in outdoor activities. Explore the historic Fort Casey State Park or the trails at Ebey’s Landing. The Coupeville Ferry connects to the peninsula with a short ferry ride to Port Townsend.
The southern part of Whidbey Island offers a unique experience for many looking to live the island life but still have quick access to the mainland and the greater Seattle area. The Mukilteo Ferry in Clinton runs frequently throughout the day, allowing commuters to have the best of both worlds.