Coupeville Travel Guide

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Coupeville Things to Do

  • Island County historical museum

    Don't be put off by the appearance of this small museum. Next to the blockhouse stands what looks like a private home. A peek in the door reveals a small exhibit space that doesn't seem encouraging at first. Go ahead -- step inside and pay the nominal entry fee ($6 for a family).This museum is an old style, small town museum with a few cherished...

  • whale skeletons, trinkets and boat fuel

    Walk out to the wharf for the view of Coupeville. There's also the skeleton of a young gray whale that beached near here. The stores in the wharf are full of tourist junk but you can refuel here if you're coming by boat.Classic Coupeville -- historical / touristy / functional.

  • Coupeville's wharf

    In my August 1999 visit to Coupeville, we visited the Coupeville wharf again. If you compare this photo to the one above, you can see that they renovated the wharf.Photo: Me (at age 18), my mom and my sister in Coupeville.


Coupeville Hotels

  • The Captain Whidbey Inn

    2072 Captain Whidbey Inn Road, Coupeville, Washington, 98239, United States

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

  • The Inn At Penn Cove

    702 N Main St, Coupeville, WA 98239

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Anchorage Inn Bed and Breakfast

    807 North Main Street, Coupeville, Washington, 98239, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

Coupeville Restaurants

  • Delicious food, great service

    Authentic cooking from people who are from Thailand. (They offer great travel tips too). You can tell the food is made with fresh ingredients - vegetables are not canned or overcooked. I love ending the meal with their black rice, it's the perfect dessert - creamy, flavorful and compliments the main courses. Presentation is very nice and I've...

  • fresh baked goodies

    The Knead and Feed is usually our regular stop for goodies before our traditional Ebey's Landing hike. They also have great breakfasts (before 11am) and tasty soups and sandwiches for lunch.(Check my Ebey's Landing page for a Sunday brunch suggestion.)

  • a great view

    The Mad Crab serves large portions of great food along with an extra big helping of view. You can look out over Penn Cove toward Mt. Baker from every table while children doodle with crayons. And they have something for everyone. We ended up getting fish and chips for our smallest, pizza for our picky boy while our eldest joined the adults in...


Coupeville What to Pack

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    by Carmanah Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Coupeville is located on Whidbey Island. There are several beaches and parks located a short drive away from Coupeville. Bring all your beach clothes (sandals, shorts, swimsuits) and all your beach gear (beach balls, beach chairs, sun screen) because chances are, you'll probably need it!
    Photo: Me, my sister and my mom at Fort Ebey State Park... if only we brought our beach clothes!

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Coupeville Off The Beaten Path

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    Fort Ebey State Park, a tiny...

    by Carmanah Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Fort Ebey State Park, a tiny beach park located 2 miles south of Coupeville on the west coast of Whidbey Island.

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Coupeville Favorites

  • playground

    If you've got little ones, you should hike up the gravel path from the pier to get to the Coupeville park. They have nice grass and trees and new play equipment including swings a slide and a jungle gym. This is also where they have outdoor concerts in the summer.

  • walk down the main docks....

    walk down the main docks. There's the Coupeville Cafe and Harbor Store at the end of this dock. In this photo, my mom, myself (at age 12) and my sister are looking over at the seagulls scavanging for food along the shore.

  • look out for Mt Baker on the...

    look out for Mt Baker on the horizon during a clear day, or do a bit of beachcombing while the tide is low!


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