You’ll be pleasantly surprised when you arrive on Whidbey Island and will be struck with the variety of adventures that await. From boat tours to hikes along shoreline trails, scuba diving to golf, an old fashioned drive-in theater to unique boutique and antique shops. There is so much to do in Oak Harbor, you’ll want to stay more than just a day.
Oak Harbor rests at the waters edge is a vibrant community packed with activity for families of all ages. Spot a harbor seal, stumble across a secret tide pool or discover a hidden treasure in one of the town’s unique boutique or antique shops, Oak Harbor welcomes you to Come Ashore.
Oak Harbor folks enjoy the outdoors and have lots of fun. Fortunately Whidbey Island has countless parks, great trail systems, and abundant recreational activities. Duffers have their choice of three area golf courses; walkers can stride right next to the shore or hike along wooded trails. And whether you prefer to swim indoors or out, there’s always the perfect place to take a dip. The only question is, what adventures are you going to Come Ashore to today?
The unparalleled beauty of Deception Pass boasts expansive views and unforgettable sunsets and serves as a fitting backdrop to the myriad of outdoor adventures that await. Deception Pass State Park is a 4,134-acre marine and camping park with 77,000 feet of saltwater shoreline, and 33,900 feet of freshwater shoreline on three lakes. Rugged cliffs drop to meet the turbulent waters of Deception Pass. The park is outstanding for breath-taking views, old-growth forests and abundant wildlife.
Fort Ebey State Park, a 645-acre camping park on Whidbey Island, was originally built as a coastal defense fort in World War II. Concrete platforms mark the gun locations. The park has three miles of saltwater shoreline on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, a freshwater lake for fishing, and miles of hiking and biking trails.
Joseph Whidbey State Park is a 112-acre day-use park with 3,100 feet of saltwater shoreline on the Strait of Juan De Fuca in northern Puget Sound. The scenery is beautiful, views are magnificent, wildlife is everywhere and the beach is one of the grandest on Whidbey Island.