It’s no secret: Whidbey Island is a gorgeous place to call home. From forests where sunlight streams through the trees to views of the shimmering Puget Sound with the majestic Olympic Mountains in the distance… we’ve got it all right here!
If you’re looking for a scenic spot for a photoshoot or just somewhere you can enjoy a relaxing picnic with a picture-perfect setting, here’s a list of some of the most Instagram-worthy views right here on Whidbey Island:
1. Fort Ebey Bluff Trail
Located at Fort Ebey State Park, the Bluff Trail is a 4-mile (round trip) trail that begins and ends at the northern parking lot. (Click here for in-depth details on what to expect on your hike.) Fort Ebey was built to be a defense fort during WWII, so after your trek along the bluff, you can check out the old bunkers.
2. Meerkerk Gardens
Known for its incredible collection of rhododendrons (Washington’s state flower!), Meerkerk Gardens was started back in the 1960s by the Meerkerk family. Today you’ll find 53 acres and 4 miles of trails to explore here.
3. Coupeville Wharf
Built in 1905, the wharf is a Whidbey Island icon located in Downtown Coupeville on Penn Cove. The wharf was originally used to export grain, and today you’ll find a coffee shop, a gift shop, a restaurant, and a boat dock to visit there instead.
4. Admiralty Head Lighthouse (at Fort Casey)
Fort Casey was built in the late 1800s by the U.S. Army, and Admiralty Head Lighthouse is perched right above where the Puget Sound meets the Strait of Juan de Fuca. This particular rendition of the lighthouse was finished in 1903, and these days you can visit the lighthouse to view history exhibits, go on tours, and stop by the gift shop.
5. Fort Casey
Fort Casey offers much more than just the lighthouse—you can enjoy saltwater fishing, diving, launch watercraft, explore the beach, use picnic tables, and even go camping.
6. Deception Pass State Park
Washington’s most-visited state park is brimming with breathtaking vistas and things to do, whether you’d like to stroll along the beach for a relaxing afternoon or go camping for the weekend. Click here for more info on all that this 3,854-acre park offers!
7. Greenbank Farm
Greenbank Farm is a Whidbey Island destination, and the classic red barn is surrounded by lovely gardens, a scenic pond, idyllic views that stretch on into the distance, and wildlife.
8. Whidbey Island Ferry
The Mukilteo/Clinton ferry is the perfect opportunity to get a hint of what Whidbey’s all about—the ferry ride over is part of the quintessential Whidbey experience after all! If you happen to take the ferry on a clear, sunny day, you’re especially in for a photo-worthy view.