Whidbey Island has long been the go-to weekend destination for the people of the Pacific Northwest. With a short 30 minute ferry line and bountiful beaches, quite a few Seattleites have established second homes around the island. While most day-trippers stop at the town of Langley, heading north just 25 more miles lands you in the quaint town of Coupeville. Nestled along Penn Cove, this small town village is deep in history as our second oldest town in Washington State. With restaurants, shops, activities and a farmer’s market, this town is prime for adventure and discovery, all in one day trip. So join us in exploring this quaint little town.
TOP 5 THINGS TO DISCOVER IN COUPEVILLE:
1) Start at Bayleaf (Wine & Cheese Shop) to pack a snack to go in case you get hungry on your adventure (kayaking, walking, hiking, etc). They have a beautiful selection of wines to choose from. We recommend ordering the picnic platter because it includes the perfect snack size selection of meats and cheeses.
2) After you have collected your snack and picked up a bottle of wine, next walk down the long dock at the waterfront to the Coupeville Wharf and stop for coffee at the Salty Mug.
3) Next, consider renting a kayak from Harbor Gift and Kayak to explore Penn Cove and the harbor seals.
4) When it’s time to rest your arm, walk through town and browse the gift shops including our favorite Collections Boutique.
5) Lastly, when your belly is ready to replenish consider enjoying dinner at The Oystercatcher, where they feature fresh local food including oysters, of course.
If you’re having too much fun and decide to stay for the night, check out our favorite AirBnb spots including Coupeville by the Cove and Beach Front Living:
Or better yet, consider exploring the second homes to purchase Whidbey Island such as these:
With only a 2 hour jaunt over, a day trip to Coupeville is well worth the adventure!