About the Central Whidbey Area
Fort Casey Inn is located just south of Coupeville, the county seat and the second oldest town in the entire state of Washington, with more than 100 buildings listed in the National Historic Register. The town's shopping areas and waterfront reflect the charm of bygone days. Friendly pubs, fine restaurants, and the Fort Casey Inn will make your trip a memorable one.
Fort Casey neighbors the Inn and welcomes visitors to its battlements and the charming Admiralty Head Lighthouse. The fort's 10-inch "disappearing" guns are now aimed across the busy shipping lanes filled with freighters, tugboats, cruise ships and Naval ships. Don't miss beautiful Crockett Lake and Keystone Spit, adjacent to Fort Casey. Both abound with birds and marine life. Unforgettable vistas of water and mountains await. Walking trails to the beach and through the forest are accessible from your front door. In the summertime, enjoy the public outdoor heated pool at Camp Casey Conference Center next door.
Make an morning or afternoon outing to historic Port Townsend. The Keystone/Port Townsend ferry is a 15 minute walk from the inn or 3 minutes by car. You don't need a car to explore Port Townsend, just walk on the ferry and walk off 30 minutes later and you are in the heart of Port Townsend.
Other island attractions include nearby Ft. Ebey which protected Puget Sound from invasion. It now offers miles of hiking trails and stunning high-bluff views of Port Townsend and the Olympic Peninsula. Visitors flock to see the spectacular bridge and pass of Deception Pass State Park. Ala Spit provides stunning views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the San Juan Islands, and Vancouver Island. Greenbank and Greenbank Farm at the "waistline" of Whidbey Island, the home of historic Greenbank Country Store, Greenbank Loganberry Farm and Whidbey's Liqueur. Meerkerk Rhododendrons Gardens have 53 acres and miles of trails which provide color and serenity year round for nature and garden lovers.
Langley, a small waterfront town offers art galleries, antique stores, gift shops, nice restaurants, bakeries, coffee houses, and brew pubs. Also in Langley enjoy the views of Saratoga Passage, Camano Island and the Cascades. Double Bluff Park has miles of broad, sandy beach, tidal pools, and unusual bluff erosion. At South Whidbey State Park enjoy old-growth forest, campsites, picnic sites, hiking trails, and sandy beaches. Check out Hancock Nature Reserve and Outlook, a World War II bombing practice site is now a saltwater estuary with protected birds and animal species. And if you enjoy the wind rushing through your hair, you will surely enjoy biking the Whidbey Island which offers a unique mix of long, flat stretches and hilly, windy roads.
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