Charming Towns on Whidbey Island
Langley "Village by the Sea"
This is the charming little island town that you are hoping to see on an island. Langley’s waterside setting makes this the perfect spot to grab a seat with a view and sip the afternoon away. Spend time visiting galleries, boutiques, book stores, restaurants and coffee shops. You can also visit The Langley Whale Center and blow your own glass at Callahan’s Firehouse. Make sure to ring the bell if you see one of the many whales that pass by in the Saratoga Passage. Only a 15 minute drive from A Home On The Harbor.
Holidays in Langley
A December to Remember! ’tis the season to enjoy yourself with all the sights, sounds, and tastes of Langley!
Why not enjoy your holiday shopping and turn it into an experience you won’t forget? Stay on Whidbey and #shoplocal at Langley’s wonderful shops. Starting the weekend after Thanksgiving, the town is transformed into a bright, holiday destination. Artists decorate downtown Langley’s doors and windows with festive folly as only Langley can.
Town Of Coupeville
The historic Town Of Coupeville is Washington State’s second oldest town. This island town features an historic wharf, charming shops and delicious seaside dining. Picturesque working farms, Ebey’s Landing, and Fort Casey are all nearby making this a great vacation destination to slow down and enjoy the beauty of the island. Make sure to check out the historic schooner SUVA that is docked on the wharf and maybe even take a sail! Only 25 minutes from A Home On The Harbor.
Freeland is A Home On The Harbor‘s hometown. The commercial center of South Whidbey and only 15 minutes from the ferry. Great restaurants such as popular Rocket Taco, Freeland Freeze, China City, Charmers Bistro, Bloom’s Winery and Bistro, and Gordon’s on Blueberry Hill. Wonderful vintage and antique shopping such as Red Rooster Antique Mall, and Lind’s boutique featuring jewelry, clothing and gifts. There are many independent coffee shops to try out, our well supplied Payless Grocery store and our neighborhood Ace Hardware store for all your island needs including your fishing license. Most of these shops are an easy walk from the house.
Natural attractions include Double Bluff Beach, Freeland Park, Mutiny Bay Beach, Bush Point, and Goss Lake. Double Bluff Beach features year-round clamming.
You’ll appreciate how close the home is to all these amenities. It’ll make your vacation so easy!
Charming Towns near Whidbey Island
There are many ways to enjoy surrounding towns and islands near Whidbey Island. Day trips off the island are a fun and easy way to explore from our central location in Freeland.
Famous for its splendid Victorian architecture, its renowned Wooden Boat Festival, and waterfront setting on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, you can spend the day exploring the one-of-a-kind shops and 50+ restaurants along its Port Townsend Main Street.
A wonderful day trip from A Home On The Harbor, you can leave the car on Whidbey and just walk on board the ferry (make ferry reservations if you want to bring the car and check ahead for tidal cancellations–it happens!). Enjoy arts, food, shops, and a port with Whale Watching cruise connections.
Anacortes is a thriving seaside town located on Fidalgo Island that is accessed via a bridge to the mainland. Anacortes is the gateway to the San Juan Islands and International ferry systems, and the nearby tulip fields for the famous Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in the spring. Dining, festivals, whale watching tours, rock climbing and more are based here. A 70 minute drive north from A Home On The Harbor.