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Whidbey-Island is one of nine islands located about 30 miles north of Seattle in the Puget Sound. Whidbey Island forms the northern boundary of Puget Sound and lies between the Olympic Peninsula and the I-5 corridor. It is the fifth largest island in the contiguous United States, and the largest island in the state of Washington. The population of the island is 58,211, with an estimated 29,000 of residents living in rural locations. The residents of the island are known as "Whidbey Islanders." There are a wide variety of things to do on Whidbey Island, including beachcombing, kayaking, sailing, whale-watching, fishing, birding, hiking, cycling, visiting museums, parks or farms on the island. The beaches of Whidbey Island are varied; some are wide and sandy, some are covered with cobblestones, some are covered with grey, weathered driftwood. Whidbey Island contains Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve, the first national historic reserve in the U.S., created in part to protect the area's rare and sensitive plants. Several state parks are also on the island, including Deception Pass State park (the most visited state park in Washington,) Joseph Whidbey State Park, Fort Ebey State Park, Fort Casey State Park, Possession Point State park and South Whidbey State park. The island also hosts many festivals and special events throughout the year. Just a few of them include the Loganberry Festival in July, Maxwelton Beach Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks Show, Whidbey Island Race Week (a week long sailing regatta every July,) the Island County Fair in August, Whidbey Island Kite Festival in September and Penn Cove Mussel Festival in March.

Surrounding areas: LaConner, Washington (11.0 mi), Camano Island, Washington (11.6 mi), Port Townsend, Washington (12.7 mi), Stanwood, Washington (14.5 mi), Anacortes, Washington (15.5 mi), Hat Island, Washington (17.0 mi), Guemes Island, Washington (17.9 mi)

Whidbey Island Vacation Rentals




Whidbey Island Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Auld Holland Inn33575 SR 20Oak Harbor, WA1.5 mi.(360) 675-2288
Best Western Harbor Plaza33175 SR 20Oak Harbor, WA1.5 mi.(360) 679-4567
Coachman Inn32959 SR 20Oak Harbor, WA1.5 mi.(360) 675-0727
North Whidbey Inn461 Se Midway BlvdOak Harbor, WA1.5 mi.(360) 675-5911
North Whidbey Inn1175 Midway BlvdOak Harbor, WA1.5 mi.(360) 675-5911
Coupeville Inn200 CovelandCoupeville, WA5.0 mi.(360) 678-7015
Hotel PlanterLa Conner, WA10.6 mi.(360) 466-4710
La Conner Channel Lodge205 N First StLa Conner, WA10.8 mi.(360) 466-1500
La Conner Country Inn107 S Second StLa Conner, WA10.8 mi.(360) 466-3101
The Heron Inn La Conner117 Maple StLa Conner, WA10.9 mi.(360) 466-4626
Biship Victorian Guest Suites714 Washington StPort Townsend, WA12.8 mi.(360) 385-6122
Water Street Hotel635 Water StPort Townsend, WA12.8 mi.(360) 385-5467
Aladdin Motor Inn2333 Washington StPort Townsend, WA13.5 mi.(360) 385-3747
Harborside Inn3300 Benedict StPort Townsend, WA13.5 mi.(360) 385-7909
The Marina Inn3300 Commercial AveAnacortes, WA14.3 mi.(360) 293-1100
Holiday Motel2903 Commercial AveAnacortes, WA14.5 mi.(360) 293-6511
Fidalgo Country Inn1250 Hwy 20Anacortes, WA15.5 mi.(360) 293-3494
Ship Harbor Inn5316 Fry Terminal RdAnacortes, WA15.5 mi.(360) 293-5177
San Juan Motel1103 6TH StAnacortes, WA15.8 mi.(360) 293-5105
Majestic Hotel419 Commercial AveAnacortes, WA15.9 mi.(360) 293-3355
Edenwild Inn1 VLG Rd Pob 271Lopez Island, WA16.2 mi.(360) 468-3238
Best Western College Way Inn300 W College WayMount Vernon, WA18.1 mi.(360) 424-4287
Tulip Inn2200 Fwy DrMount Vernon, WA18.1 mi.(800) 599-5969
Quality Inn1910 Freeway DrMount Vernon, WA18.3 mi.(360) 428-7020
Best Western Cotton Tree Inn2300 Market PLMount Vernon, WA18.6 mi.(360) 428-5678
Towne And Country Motor Inn2009 Riverside DrMount Vernon, WA18.6 mi.(360) 424-4141
Hampton Inn & Suites Burlington1860 S Burlington BlvdBurlington, WA19.0 mi.(360) 757-7100
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites1003 Goldenrod RdBurlington, WA19.4 mi.(360) 755-7338
Eden Wild InnEads LnLopez, WA19.4 mi.(360) 468-3238
Hotel Lopez IslanderLopez, WA19.4 mi.(360) 468-2233
Inn At Langley400 First StLangley, WA21.2 mi.(206) 221-3033
Friday Harbor House130 West StFriday Harbor, WA22.9 mi.(360) 378-8455
Inn At Friday Harbor680 SPG StFriday Harbor, WA22.9 mi.(360) 378-3031
States Inn2039 W Vly RdFriday Harbor, WA22.9 mi.(360) 378-6240
Greywolf Inn395 Keeler RdSequim, WA23.5 mi.(360) 683-5889
Ramada Limited1095 E Washington StSequim, WA24.1 mi.(360) 683-1775
Econolodge-sequim801 E Washington StSequim, WA24.3 mi.(360) 683-8790
Best Western Sequim Bay Lodge268522 Hwy 101 ESequim, WA24.5 mi.(360) 683-0691
Juan De Fuca Cottages182 Marine DrSequim, WA24.6 mi.(360) 683-4433
Hawthorn Inn & Suites16710 Smokey Point BlvdArlington, WA24.8 mi.(360) 657-0500
 
Bed & Breakfast
Colonel Crocket Farm Bed & Breakfast Inn1012 S FT Casey RdCoupeville, WA5.0 mi.(360) 678-3711
Hillside House Bed & Breakfast365 Carter AveFriday Harbor, WA23.4 mi.(800) 232-4730
Buck Bay Farm Bed & BreakfastHC 1 Box 45Olga, WA23.7 mi.(360) 376-2908

Whidbey Island Weather & Climate

Northwest Washington , near the Puget Sound and San Juan Islands, has a fairly temperate climate. The temperature of the salt water surrounding the islands doesnft vary greatly throughout the seasons, so it helps cool the air surrounding the San Juan islands. Northwest Washington experiences frequent cloud cover, fog and drizzle. Misty morning will be followed by partial clearing and occasional showers. An umbrella always comes in handy. Evenings are usually warm with a light ocean breeze. Temperatures range from low 30s in winter to mid 80s in summer. Coastal conditions are generally much more harsh than those in the Puget Sound. @

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 45°F 34°F 2.44 in. -
February 48°F 35°F 1.70 in. -
March 51°F 38°F 1.61 in. -
April 55°F 41°F 1.54 in. -
May 59°F 45°F 1.44 in. -
June 63°F 48°F 1.26 in. -
July 66°F 50°F 0.89 in. -
August 66°F 50°F 0.88 in. -
September 63°F 46°F 1.11 in. -
October 56°F 41°F 1.76 in. -
November 49°F 38°F 3.06 in. -
December 45°F 35°F 2.55 in. -

Whidbey Island Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Snohomish County airport (PAE) located about 32 miles southeast of Whidbey Island in Everett, Washington, the Bellingham International airport (BLI) located approximately 35 miles north of Whidbey Island in Bellingham, Washington, Boeing Field King County International airport (BFI) located roughly 55 miles south of Whidbey Island in Seattle, Washington, and finally the Seattle Tacoma International airport (SEA) located around 60 miles south of Whidbey Island in Seattle, Washington.

Whidbey Island Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Fun Forest Amusement ParkSeattleWA50.0 mi.
Remlinger FarmsCarnationWA56.8 mi.
Wild Waves and Enchanted VillageFederal WayWA69.1 mi.
Puyallup FairPuyallupWA78.6 mi.
 
Water Parks
Wild Waves Water ParkFederal WayWA69.1 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Camaloch Golf ClubCamano IslandWA10.2 mi.
Discovery Bay Golf ClubPort TownsendWA13.1 mi.
Port Townsend Golf ClubPort TownsendWA13.1 mi.
Kayak Point Golf CourseStanwoodWA14.9 mi.
Similk Golf CourseAnacortesWA15.3 mi.
Eaglemont Golf ClubMount VernonWA18.1 mi.
Overlook Golf CourseMount VernonWA18.1 mi.
Lopez Island Golf ClubLopezWA19.1 mi.
Avalon Golf ClubBurlingtonWA20.4 mi.
Holmes Harbor Golf ClubFreelandWA21.5 mi.
San Juan Golf & Country ClubFriday HarborWA22.5 mi.
Dungeness Golf & Country ClubSequimWA24.9 mi.
Gleneagle Golf CourseArlingtonWA26.5 mi.
Island GreensClintonWA26.9 mi.
Battle Creek Public GolfMarysvilleWA28.7 mi.
Cedarcrest Golf CourseMarysvilleWA28.7 mi.
Orcas Island Country Golf ClubEastsoundWA29.3 mi.
Harbour Pointe Golf ClubMukilteoWA29.9 mi.
 
State Parks
Joseph Whidbey State ParkWA2.0 mi. 
Deception Pass State ParkWA6.9 mi. 
Fort Flagler State ParkWA14.0 mi. 
Dot Rock State ParkWA14.6 mi. 
Camano Island State ParkWA14.7 mi. 
James Island State ParkWA15.6 mi. 
Bay View State ParkWA16.0 mi. 
Old Fort Townsend State ParkWA16.1 mi. 
Mystery Bay State ParkWA16.8 mi. 
South Whidbey Island State ParkWA17.2 mi. 
Saddlebag Island State ParkWA17.4 mi. 
Spencer Spit State ParkWA18.5 mi. 
Anderson Lake State ParkWA20.3 mi. 
Cone Islands State ParkWA20.5 mi. 
Turn Island State ParkWA21.3 mi. 
Wenberg State ParkWA21.4 mi. 
Sequim Bay State ParkWA23.6 mi. 
Olga Marine State ParkWA23.7 mi. 
Doe Island Marine State ParkWA23.8 mi. 
Moran State ParkWA25.4 mi. 
 
Museums
Snohomish County Museum and Historical AssociationEverettWA30.8 mi.(History)
Whatcom Museum of History & ArtBellinghamWA33.4 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Mindport ExhibitsBellinghamWA33.4 mi.(Science)
Bellingham Railway MuseumBellinghamWA33.4 mi.(History)
Nordic Heritage MuseumSeattleWA50.0 mi.(History)
Washington State Museum of History and IndustrySeattleWA50.0 mi.(History)
Burke Museum of Natural History and CultureSeattleWA50.0 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
University of Washington Fish CollectionSeattleWA50.0 mi.(Science)
Museum of FlightSeattleWA50.0 mi.(Technology)
International Shoah Art MuseumSeattleWA50.0 mi.(Art)
Children's MuseumSeattleWA50.0 mi.(Children's)
Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll ArtBellevueWA52.0 mi.(Miscellaneous)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
The Seattle AquariumSeattleWA50.0 mi.
Woodland Park Zoological GardensSeattleWA50.0 mi.
Point Defiance Zoo and AquariumTacomaWA72.7 mi.
Northwest Trek Wildlife ParkEatonvilleWA100.3 mi.


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