Whidbey Island Coupeville and Penn Cove

Oak Harbor, Washington

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Founded in 1852, Coupeville is the oldest town on Whidbey Island, and part of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Preserve. Coupeville’s colorful, false-front buildings line the main street and extend to the gravel beach below. The Port of Coupeville Wharf reaches into Penn Cove offering paddlecraft tie-ups and kayaking rentals in summer. The museum inside the wharf has a full skeleton of a gray whale hanging from its ceiling. Penn Cove itself is mostly rural with medium-bank bluffs dotted with a few homes. Enjoy distant views of Mount Baker to the north. There is a Cascadia Marine Trail site in downtown Oak Harbor 4.2 miles to the north, otherwise there is no camping nearby that can be accessed by water.
Kayaking Puget Sound, the San Juans, & Gulf Islands

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Kayaking Puget Sound, the San Juans, & Gulf Islands

by Rob Casey (The Mountaineers Books)

Founded in 1852, Coupeville is the oldest town on Whidbey Island, and part of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Preserve. Coupeville’s colorful, false-front buildings line the main street and extend to the gravel beach below. The Port of Coupeville Wharf reaches into Penn Cove offering paddlecraft tie-ups and kayaking rentals in summer.

The museum inside the wharf has a full skeleton of a gray whale hanging from its ceiling. Penn Cove itself is mostly rural with medium-bank bluffs dotted with a few homes. Enjoy distant views of Mount Baker to the north. There is a Cascadia Marine Trail site in downtown Oak Harbor 4.2 miles to the north, otherwise there is no camping nearby that can be accessed by water.

© 2012 Rob Casey/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Sea Kayaking
Nearby City: Oak Harbor
Distance: 5
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: Part Day To Full Day.
Season: Spring to Fall
Local Maps: SeaTrails Wa 102; Noaa charts 18423, and 18471 (1:40,000 for penn Cove).
Driving Directions: Directions to Whidbey Island: Coupeville and Penn Cove

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