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“A Sacred and Beautiful Place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve

Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve
Coupeville, Whidbey Island, WA
360-678-6084
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Coupeville
Type: Historic Sites, National Parks
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Coupeville, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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“A Sacred and Beautiful Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is what the Celts called a thin place, where heaven and earth meet. Here rich farmland, thick forest, and the ocean meet in one place. Hike the Bluff trail from the small parking lot at the foot of Ebey's Landing Road up along the farmland, up the dune, and across to the sandy trail back down to the beach, Then hike the beach back to the parking area. I takes a family about 1.5 to 1.75 hours to do the whole hike. During the entire hike, you have spectacular views of the Sound all the way across to Port Townsend. You see the Olympic Mountains on clear days. You watch the ships and ferries sail the passage. Eagles frequently appear on your journey. It is our favorite place on Whidbey Island. A ($10 good all year for all State Parks) Discover Pass is required if you park in the lot; otherwise park along the road as many people do.

Visited July 2013
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Mukilteo, Washington
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“Best 5 mile hike around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

I have gone back to Ebey's many times. It is a great 1 1/2 hour walk with views of both Mt Rainier and The Olympics on a clear day.

Visited July 2013
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Washington, the State
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“Non-stop views, wildflowers, birds, windswept trees - - -”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

This must be one of the most beautiful hikes in the Puget Sound area. Hiking up from the parking area is breathtaking - you can clearly see Mt. Baker on your right, and the Olympic Mountains on your left, and maybe even get a glance of Mt. Rainier behind you. The Ebey prairie is so peaceful and beautiful to see with all the fields. We were hiking for about an hour in the fog - and it lifted just in time as we reached the "end of the trail" sign to enjoy our lunch. From there you can either retrace your steps, or go down the pretty steep hill to the beach. The fog drifted toward the top of the bank and concentrated on the trees - you could hear, feel and see the drops coming down onto the trail - another magical moment! Watch out for birds and deer on the upper trail. You could also park at the cemetery lookout, and then continue to go up the trail to your right. A Discovery Pass is needed to park at the beach.

Visited July 2013
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Greenbank, Washington
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“Beautiful area of the island. It has incredible views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

We take visitors to this area as part of The Grand Tour of Whidbey Island. There is a small park area on the beach where you can run/walk your dog, pick up driftwood or watch the ships pass the area.

Visited June 2013
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Oak Harbor, Washington
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“Ebey's Landing Nat'l Historical Reserve”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Day use only, for those who love history this is a delightful place to visit. Breath-taking view of the Olympic Peninsula. No amenities.

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