Your Complete Guide to Lodging & Dining in Central Whidbey!
Washington State's Vacation Island

Things To Do

Explore historic waterfront Coupeville’s shops, restaurants, galleries and bakeries. Stroll along the Front Street with breathtaking views of Penn Cove and Mount Baker. More info

Walk to the end of the Coupeville Wharf where visitors by boat tie up. Enjoy the views, marine life, shops, espresso and dining. Learn about the marine ecology of Penn Cove and view “Rosie” the whale. More info

Dine at one of Coupeville’s fabulous eateries. Fine dining, bistro, bakeries, cafes, pizza, espresso, tavern fare, all located in the heart of downtown. Link to Dining/Restaurants Page
Eat Penn Cove Mussels. Eat local and enjoy Coupeville’s delicacy – Penn Cove Mussels, harvested from the waters of Penn Cove daily. Most every restaurant has Penn Cove Mussels on the menu in a wonderful variety of preparations. More info

Enjoy the most beautiful views and walks on Whidbey Island at Ebey’s Landing and the Bluff Trail. Located under 10 minutes from downtown Coupeville, there are stunning views of Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains, the shipping lanes and beautiful sunsets. The Bluff Trail starts at the beach, goes along the bluff where Puget Sound is on one side and the farmland of Ebey’s Prairie is on the other. Views of Mount Baker, farmland, and forest are part of the hike and the round trip is completed on the beach. More info

Whale Watching – During the winter months, Gray whales migrate through Puget Sound and feed in the waters surrounding Whidbey Island. Orca whales travel in pods around Whidbey Island and the San Juan Islands. More info | More Info

Farmer’s Markets – The Coupeville Farmer’s market is located in the town green in the heart of downtown from mid-April through mid-October. Local farmers, artisans, craftspeople and food vendors share their bounty from 10am – 2pm every Saturday. There’s also farmers markets on Thursday, Friday and Sunday on Whidbey Island. More info

Art Gallery Tours – Coupeville is home to an amazing array of artists. Art Galleries, artist studios, festivals and arts education abound. More info

Wine Tasting – Coupeville hosts two excellent wine shops and now Whidbey is home to seven wineries. Tasting, tours and shopping available year round. More info

Birding –Central Whidbey has excellent spots for viewing local and migrating birds. Blue herons, bald eagles, harriers, shorebirds, all visible from the beaches and prairies around Coupeville. More info

Biking – nice cycling along the roads of Whidbey or some challenging and fun mountain biking on the Kettle’s Trails at Fort Ebey State Park. More info

Fort Casey State Park and Admiralty Head Lighthouse – Amazing views, fascinating history and a classic lighthouse are located at Fort Casey State Park, 10 minutes from downtown Coupeville. More info

Featured Place to Stay

The Captain Whidbey Inn, located in the heart of Ebey’s Landing National Historic Reserve is surrounded by forest and hugs the shore of Whidbey Island’s Penn Cove. Stepping through the Inn’s front door takes you back to 1907 when Judge …

Featured Place to Eat

  Simply Good Food… fresh from the Prairie. Featuring local, sustainable, Whidbey Island products prepared simply and served in a comfortable seaside setting. Dinner 5-8, Thu-Sun Located in the heart of historic waterfront Coupeville overlooking Penn Cove.