Whidbey Island Travel Guide
Deception State Park
The island is incredible driving, hiking, cycling or just jumping on a ferry to blew my mind. Its like everywhere I went seemed to be better than the place I left.Starting on the North side of the island you have Deception Pass, there you can get in some hiking, biking,...
Go down the shore below the Deception Pass!
We went down the bridge- walk down the hill, walked on rocks to get down to the ocean shore. There are nice beaches below the Deception Pass. There are tons of wood drifts and we used them for make shift seating. I picked up some white tiny pebbles to put in my aquarium! My...
Walk across the Deception Pass Bridge!
Some visitors just drive across the bridge slowly to take a good view of the Deception Pass. But for me, I drove across the bridge and stopped by the information center and get pamphlets about the island and then parked my car. I was afraid of height but I had to get over...
Fort Ebey State Park
Fort Ebey State Park has miles of walking trails. Many of the trails follow the bluffs and have a beautiful view of the water. You can follow the trails to the old gun implacements that are dug into the banks. There are also trails that the non-motorized bikes can use.For...
View by the Bridge at Deception Pass
If you drive over the bridge at Deception Pass, be sure to stop and take in the great view and the magnificent bridge. There is a place to stop at both ends, and you can walk across the bridge as well.
Wilbert Trail Hike in South Whidbey
We hiked an easy trail named the Wilbert Trail. The entrance is located across the entrance to South Whidbey State Park. There are two trails; we hiked (walked) the shorter one, which is .8 miles long. The entrance is marked by a sign across Snugglers Cove road. Watch out...
Bayview Farmers Market
Went to the Bayview Farmers Market on a Saturday in May 2006. Several vendors had booths with locally made arts, crafts, products, and food items. Not many produce farmers this early in the season. Friends enjoyed the homemade brownies, honey, and body butters. Some people...
Mike's Place Family Restaurant & Creamery: Great Restaurant for Families
You enter into the Creamery. Warmth exudes. An old wood stove, a comfy couch, tables, oversized wooden chess table set, wing back chairs, a seating bar, hardwood floors. Even a huge TV to watch Nemo or Harry Potter on a mommy ice cream date in the afternoon. Walls are...
The Beach Cabin: check out the Beach Cabin on Whidbey Island
This place has no inside seating, but they have some great sandwiches & other take-out foods. We stopped by on a rainy Sunday looking for lunch, had a wonderful hot grilled chicken sandwich & some soup - tasted so fresh and homemade. They have some pretty neat gifts too, we...
Beachfire Grill: Worst restaurant south of Oak Harbor
I keep giving this place a chance, and I'm fed up. The seating arrangement is very crowded, and they have lots of hard sound-reflective surfaces. A couple of times we got a little attitude from the hostess because we were walk-ins with a toddler--we even got turned away once...
Cafe Langley: Good Mediterranean food.
Stopped at Cafe Langley for a snack and drinks. The menu mostly consists of Mediterranean dishes. The gyros were popular among patrons. We shared pita, hummus, baba ganoush, and mini spanakopitas. Service was prompt, food was tasty (good value), and the restrooms were clean.
Beachfire Grill: Great spot for lunch.
Stopped at this place for lunch after leaving a bar of a hole in Langley. Decided to try it after reading it in a tip on VT. Found the place to be casual, comfortable, and good. Service by Lynn was excellent, food was tasty, and the prices are a good value. Bathrooms were...
The Beachfire Grill: #1 Restaurant on the South End
The Beachfire Grill is the best restaurant on the south end of Whidbey Island, hands down. It is located on beautiful Holmes Harbor with a picturesque view of the water. The food is always excellent and the service is great. The menu is diverse, with a variety of foods from...
Clinton Ferry Terminal and Clinton-Mukilteo Ferry
As the Washington State Ferry system goes, the Clinton to Mukilteo ferry is a relatively short route. The crossing time is only about 20 minutes. However, it is also a fairly important route for those on Whidbey Island as the only bridge on or off the island is at the far...
Island Transit: free bus service around Island Cty
Island Transit is the transit service on Whidbey Island. Much of the service is focused on providing service from various connection points (mostly ferries, but also the bridge at the north end of Whidbey Island) to the city of Oak Harbor, which is the economic center of...
Ferry from Clinton to Mukilteo
We left through the south of Whidbey Island by ferry from Clinton to Mukilteo. For a car and two passengers, it cost us $8.50 to take the ferry back to the mainland from Whidbey Island. The ride was only 15 minutes. The ferry does have a snack bar.
Beware chipmunks and squirrels at campgrounds.
Some friends were ransacked by chipmunks and squirrels in South Whidbey State Park. They left their grocery bags out on the picnic table while they napped in their tent. These critters were surprisingly agressive. Do not feed them by your hand or you might get a rabbies...
Whidbey's surrounding waters are cold
Sorry, but swiming around Whidbey's beaches are only for the strong at heart. The waters generally average from 48 to 52 degrees. Much to cold to swim in. It can warm up a little near the warm beach sand, for wading.
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