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Parks & Beaches

This is a basic list of some of the main parks, and parks with beaches, on Whidbey Island. We've listed them in approximate order as if you just came to the island via the Clinton ferry and are heading north. Use the included address to find them on your map.

 

This is by no means the exhaustive list. Many parks are very small with little parking so we don't list them all. For those looking for water access, we highly recommend the book "Getting to the Waters Edge" published by Sound Water Stewards. You can buy it at various stores on the island, or directly from them here. It includes all of Island County with 69 water access points (57 of them on Whidbey) and so much more. If you're looking for smaller parks, we recommend your favorite map site.  There are SO many!

For those visiting Whidbey's many State Parks, we suggest the Washington State Park's Discover Pass. Click the link for more information: Discover Pass

Clinton Beach Park

This park is right next to the Clinton Ferry Terminal. In the warm months it has an ADA accessible path to the beach. Picnic shelter. Kids toys.

 

Beach size: 179 feet

Address: 6489 Hunziker Ln, Clinton, WA 98236

Website: portofsouthwhidbey.com

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Possession Beach Waterfront Park

Rocky beach with seasonal boat dock and concrete launch ramp. Good parking, but have to walk down a hill to get to the beach. Picnic tables. Nice views looking east.

 

Beach size: 677 feet

Address:  8212 Possession Rd, Clinton, WA 98236

Website: portofsouthwhidbey.com

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Possession Point State Park

State Park fee area. Picnics, hiking, and a long beach. 

 

Beach size: about a mile

Address: 8343 S Franklin Rd, Clinton, WA 98236

Website: parks.wa.gov

4

South Whidbey Community Park

This is a great family park. Picnic areas, playgrounds, skate park & pump track, baseball / softball fields, one variable field, basketball, hiking, restrooms, lots of parking. No beach, but it's surrounded by forest. Just a beautiful park.

 

Address: 5495 Maxwelton Rd, Langley, WA 98260

Website: swparks.org

5

Seawall Park

This waterfront city park in Langley offers picnic spots and sandy beach walking when the tide is out. At high tide the beach is submerged. Certain times of year, whales feed just offshore. Accessed by either a long flight of stairs between Ott & Hunter and Village Pizzeria, or by a somewhat steep walkway at Anthes Ave. 

 

Address: 1st St, Langley, WA 98260

6

Putney Woods

600 acres of forest for hiking and seasonal hunting. 

Address: 4650 Lone Lake Rd, Langley, WA 98260

 

Website: islandcountywa.gov

7

Saratoga Woods

Forested county park with hiking and equestrian trails. Home of the Waterman Rock glacial erratic. It's 38 feet tall. 

 

Address: 4228 Saratoga Rd., Langley, WA

Website: islandcountywa.gov

8

Dave Mackie Park

A nice family park with playground, sandy beach, picnic tables, baseball / softball diamond, plenty of parking, and restrooms. Great views of the Olympic Peninsula on clear days. Popular with sunset watchers. 

 

Beach size: 420 feet

Address: 7490 Maxwelton Rd, Clinton, WA 98236

Website: islandcountywa.gov

9

Double Bluff County Park

This beach, ranging from sandy to rocky, and dog off-leash area is popular with locals and visitors alike. The parking lot is small but there is street parking on Double Bluff Road. 

 

Beach size: 2 miles

Address: 6378 S Double Bluff Rd, Freeland, WA 98249

Website: islandcountywa.gov

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Freeland Park

Nice waterfront park with beach access, boat ramp and dock, playground, picnic areas and restroom. 

 

Beach size: 2,020 feet

Address: 1535 E Shoreview Dr, Freeland, WA 98249

Website: www.islandcountywa.gov/freeland-park

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Trillium Community Forest

This 721 acre forest is owned and preserved by the Whidbey Camano Land Trust. Hiking and equestrian trails, plus a short ADA accessible trail. 

 

Address: Pacific Dogwood Drive, Freeland, WA 98249

Website: wclt.org/projects/trillium-community-forest

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South Whidbey State Park

State Park fee area. A beautiful, day use, forested park with water views, hiking, picnic areas and restrooms. There used to be camping here, but that is permanently closed. There is a beach, but currently beach access is limited due to bluff erosion. 

 

Beach size: 600 feet accessible by boat 

Address: 4128 S Smugglers Cove Rd, Freeland, WA 98249

Website: parks.wa.gov/585/South-Whidbey

13

Fort Casey State Park & Admiralty Head Lighthouse

State Park fee area. This historic military fort is now a state park. Explore the fort, its guns & cannons, and Admiralty Head Lighthouse. Camping, hiking, beach access, large field (popular for kite flying) and gorgeous views of the Sound and Olympics.  The park is also near to, county operated, Driftwood Beach Park with 1 1/2 miles of rocky beach.

 

Beach size: 10,810 feet plus 2 mile Keystone Spit

Address: 1280 Engle Rd, Coupeville, WA 98239

Website: parks.wa.gov/505/Fort-Casey

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Ebey's Landing State Park

State Park fee to use the designated parking lot. Part of Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve, this park is mostly beach. There is a simple restroom and a small parking lot. More parking on Hill Road. Beautiful views of the Sound and the Olympics.  The Reserve is a large area of public and private lands with a variety of trails and activities. See their website below for more information. 

 

Beach size: 7 1/2 miles adjoining Fort Casey to the SE and Fort Ebey S.P. to the NW

Address: Intersection of Ebey's Landing Road and Hill Road

Website: nps.gov/ebla

15

Fort Ebey State Park

State Park fee area. Hiking, picnicking, and camping in this forested area that used to be part of the coastal defense system with Fort Casey. Cannon emplacement structures are still there to be explored.  Beach access. 

 

Beach size: 13 miles

Address: 400 Hill Valley Dr, Coupeville, WA 98239

Website: parks.wa.gov/507/Fort-Ebey

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Joseph Whidbey State Park

State Park fee area. A  day use, forested park with water views, beach, hiking, picnic areas and restrooms. Beautiful views to the west of the Sound and the Olympics.

 

Beach size: 3,100 feet

Address: 1755 Crosby Rd, Oak Harbor, WA 98277

Website: parks.wa.gov/526/Joseph-Whidbey

17

Windjammer Park

This free city park in Oak Harbor was renovated and now hosts large fields, the Shipwreck Shores Splash Park, swimming lagoon, playgrounds, picnicking, and beach with views of Penn Cove. A very nice family park.

 

Beach size: 2,100 feet

Address: 1600 SW Beeksma Dr, Oak Harbor, WA 98277

Website: oakharbor.gov/Windjammer-Park

18

Dugualla State Park

State Park fee area. A day use only, forested park with water views, and hiking. No amenities like restrooms. 4 miles of woodland trails and views of the Cascades to the east.

 

Beach size: 1.25 miles

Address: 799 E Sleeper Rd, Oak Harbor, WA 98277

Website: deceptionpassfoundation.org/dugualla-state-park

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Deception Pass State Park

State Park fee area. Washington State's most popular State Park! This gorgeous, 3,854 acre, park boasts 14 miles of shoreline, 40 miles of hiking trails, 300 campsites, picnicking, swimming, and a multitude of outdoor activities on land and water. Within it's borders is the famous Deception Pass Bridge, the most photographed bridge in Washington. Visit the state parks website below for more info.

 

Beach size: 14 miles

Address: 41229 State Rte 20, Oak Harbor, WA 98277

Website: parks.wa.gov/Deception-Pass

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