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“A Sacred and Beautiful Place”

Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve
Ranked #2 of 14 things to do in Coupeville
Certificate of Excellence
Coupeville, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
95 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“A Sacred and Beautiful Place”
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
3 Thank Tom J
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Mukilteo, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
460 reviews
143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Best 5 mile hike around”
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
2 Thank Richard R
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Washington, the State
Level 6 Contributor
481 reviews
190 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Non-stop views, wildflowers, birds, windswept trees - - -”
Reviewed July 23, 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
2 Thank simivalley1699
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Greenbank, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Beautiful area of the island. It has incredible views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains”
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
1 Thank Jelcy
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Oak Harbor, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Ebey's Landing Nat'l Historical Reserve”
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.

Thank Sunni B
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