island activities

Parks

Deception Pass State Park

Washington's favorite state park, Deception Pass State Park is a 4,134-acre marine park renowned for breath-taking views, old-growth forests, and abundant wildlife. This park also boasts 30 miles of hiking trails, 19 miles of saltwater shoreline and three freshwater lakes great for scuba diving, saltwater and freshwater fishing. Park Information: 360.675.2417.

Fort Ebey State Park

Fort Ebey State Park, a 645-acre park on Whidbey Island, was originally built as a coastal defense fort in World War II. The park offers stunning high-bluff views of Port Townsend and the Olympic Peninsula, three miles of saltwater shoreline on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, a freshwater lake for fishing, and miles of hiking and biking trails. Park Information: 888.226.7688.

Fort Casey State Park

Fort Casey State Park is a 467-acre marine park with a lighthouse and sweeping views of Admiralty Inlet and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The park features two miles of saltwater shoreline on Puget Sound, and includes Keystone Spit, a two-mile-plus stretch of land separating Admiralty Inlet and Crocket Lake. Park Information: 360.240.5584.

South Whidbey State Park

South Whidbey Island State Park is a 347-acre park with over 3-1/2 miles of hiking trails and two miles of saltwater shoreline. The park offers a unique outdoor experience with 347 acres of old-growth forest, tidelands, and panoramic views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains. Park Information: 888.226.7688.

Langley City Beach and Marina

Beach access is available off of First Street and the marina at the east end off of Wharf Street. A birdwatchers paradise, the saltwater and nearby thickets are flush with cormorants, grebes, mergansers, loons and other water fowl, eagles, and small perching birds.

Seawall Park

Located within walking distance of The Inn at Langley at the North end of Anthes Avenue, the park features totem poles and great views of Saratoga Passage.

Boy and Dog Park

Located on First Street in Langley.

Dave Mackie County Park

Four-acre park on Maxwelton Road in South Whidbey Island.

Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve

The reserve provides a vivid historical record where Pacific Northwest history is still clearly visible in the landscape. Historical features of the reserve appear to today's visitors much as they did a century ago, when New England sea captains were drawn to Penn Cove. Located in central Whidbey Island on SR 525. park Information: 360.678.4636.