We have been going to Whidbey Island for camping and vacations for years! In fact, it doesn’t feel like summer without a trip to the island. There have been two summers that we haven’t gone, the summer just felt incomplete. (I have included affiliate links to products I love. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. )
Now we always take the Mukilteo to Clinton ferry to get to the Island! The kids love to walk around the ferry ship watch the land disappear and the ferry dock! Isabella is always on the watch for Orca Whales but so far we have not been able to see any whales while on the ferry.
Now if you haven’t been to Whidbey Island most of the Island is connected by a long high 525 that turns into highway 20. Once you get off the ferry the first thing that greets you is a cute sign and as you start to drive to all the fun destinations!
Fort Casey on Whidbey Island:
As you go along 525 (that will turn into highway 20) the first big destination you come upon is Fort Casey! This was, and is, a favorite stop of our to explore every trip! It seems like every time we go we find something new. You can explore the bunkers and see Admiral Lighthouse!! (See my post -> here)
Fort Ebey On Whidbey Island:
2018 was the first time we had explored Fort Ebey State Park. The favorite part for my kids was exploring the bunkers, the bunkers were really dark and fun with the flashlights. My favorite part was the tide pools and getting to see the little sea creatures. There are a ton of trails to hike to and great camping too! (See my post -> here)
Coupeville On Whidbey Island:
This cute town is perfect for shopping and seeing more of what life is like on Whidbey Island! I need to hit this town without my kids, they get bored since there aren’t many shops geared towards the kids. Mom my has picked up some great gifts and home decor from the shops.
Oak Harbor On Whidbey Island
This is the closest town to where we stay at Cliffside RV park on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. We love to hit up the farmers market in Oak Harbor if it falls right with our trip, there are so many local vendors and food to try. (see their facebook page-> here). We love to walk and explore the shops! The kids always have a blast with eh different statues along the road for the shops.
Now we also tend to go have dinner one night at Island Cafe (see their Facebook page -> here) and pizza on our final night from Island Pizza (see their facebook page -> here). Even though we tend to do a lot of cooking while camping lets face it’s nice to not cook too.
Oak Harbor was also the first place I kayaked back in 2013. We don’t like to kayak out in the ocean so finding calm water for the kid is perfect here. Plus when we have also seen jellyfish here, and the kids fish off the dock here as well.
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I’ve been telling myself and my kids that once I get to goal we will paddle board. Well I hit goal once and no paddle boarding happened. My oldest told me a couple weeks ago that it was stupid I still haven’t done it. Well we had the chance to rent them at a killer price to try out. Thats me on the left paddleboarding with my son. I paddle boarded for hours with all three kids and now this is on my must find a deal on list for next summer or this summer. (trying to beat my 2 kayaks for $50 and a 30 pack of beer deal) This is me 20-30 lbs from my goal weight and my kids could care less what I looked like just that I did it. And yes I spent two days running around in my swimsuit with them at the lake and on the beach . . . . #deceptionpass #deceptionpassstatepark #deceptionpasspark #pnwisbeautiful #pnw #justwearthesuit #pugetsound #washingtonexplored #Seattlebloggers #pnwexplorations #pnwcollective #paddleboarding #paddleboard #weightwatchers #weightwatchersfreestyleffect #wwarmy #wwsisterhood #freestyleeffect #momlife #instamom #wwmom #wwmommy #wwsupport #wwcommunity #soccermomlife #wwsisterhood #ppnwbloggers #nwwonderland #instafam #instafit
Deception State Park On Whidbey Island
This is a must stop every year for us as well. We always load up lunch, kayaks, paddleboards (if we were able to rent them), and fishing poles for the day. My son caught his first fish here as well. Not only is there a lot to see in the park and do it’s almost a guarantee to see Bald Eagles here as well. (See my post for more information -> here)
What are you must see and do for Whidbey Island??