Summer is amazing on Whidbey Island. I love it there in all seasons but when the temperature hits 70 degrees and the sun is out it doesn’t get much better than that. Granted the photography is a bit limited when the light’s bad ( early mornings and late evenings are best when its clear) but there is just so much to go on the island its amazing.
Go for a stroll on one of the driftwood beaches and check out the colorful rocks. Keep your eyes peeled for the many bald eagles flying around . They can show up just about anywhere at any time.
These few short weeks are prime time for the lavender fields found at the Lavender Wind Farm. They have a store in Coupeville as well as at the farm itself just about a 15 minutes ( beautiful) drive north of Coupeville. If you like to shop the stores in Langley are packed with stuff you’ll find only on Whidbey Island.
If you like mussels ( and any other seafood for that matter) have dinner at the Front Street Grill on the water in Coupeville. Tell Sean (Owner/manager) hi for me.
Jesse ( the best bartender I know) is there most of the time. He’s the best! The view of the harbor is amazing as well.
I like to stay at the Coupeville Inn. Nice clean rooms, good prices and you can walk to town instead of looking for parking when its crowded.
Coupeville is pretty much centrally located on the island. You can get up to Deception Pass in about 1/2 hr and to Langley , south island in the same amount of time.
You can get to Whidbey easily by taking the 20 minute ferry from Mukliteo… or a bit longer ferry ride from Port Townsend. You can also drive from the north to the island from Anacortes or points north and east.
Anyhow–if you are in the Seattle area get over to Whidbey ASAP…even for a day–JG