Come to Coupeville
The heart of Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve

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Coupeville is the heart of Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve on Whidbey Island, centrally located between Port Townsend, Deception Pass State Park (and bridge), Anacortes, LaConner and Langley. Make Coupeville your base to see the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, Anacortes' Oyster Run, and other area attractions.

People Make This Town

The aquatic life of Penn Cove and Admiralty Inlet, as well as Ebey's Prairie, attracted native Americans to the area. Isaac Ebey and Captain Thomas Coupe were instrumental in European settlement of Central Whidbey. Today, town leadership draws from retired military, educators and businesspeople. Volunteers are the driving force behind activities as diverse as the Arts & Crafts Festival, Penn Cove Mussel Festival, Concerts on the Cove, Island County Historical Society, Coupeville Lions Club, Ebey's Trust Board and many other civic programs.

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Visit Coupeville, the Heart of Ebey's Reserve

Come to Coupeville, where every lover of history, nature and art will enjoy a memorable experience. This quiet waterfront farming community—the heart of Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve on Whidbey Island—still reflects the character of a frontier seaport when Puget Sound was being settled.
Beyond its historical significance, Coupeville and Whidbey Island offer magnificent views and tranquility that inspire return visits by our friends from across the state, the continent and the world. Throughout Ebey's Reserve, from the Madrona Way shoreline of Penn Cove to the beach and bluff at Ebey's Landing, you'll share space with farmers and bald eagles, gray whales and bicyclists, herons, otters and kayakers.
Farming is the major "industry" around here. Farm stands offer produce grown on small organic farms (also available in local markets). Cattle share the prairie with seed crops (not the same fields). You might also see golden grains of barley, beets and other food that may be destined for your table at one of our award-winning restaurants..
Use this site to find central Whidbey activities, Coupeville area accommodations, places to eat, sights to see in Ebey's Reserve and more ways to enjoy your visit. And while you're here, please mention how this site helped you plan your visit.

Creativity In Coupeville

Coupeville is a Mecca for artists, who find inspiration in the shorelines, forests, prairies and waters of central Whidbey Island, as well as in the structures and spirit of the town of Coupeville. Many are attracted to hone their talents at the Pacific Northwest Art School. Some settle on Whidbey Island to assimilate the aura. Their studios and galleries offer literal and figurative representations of the life and landscape of Coupeville, Washington, executed as paintings, photographs, encaustics, pottery, baskets, jewelry, woodcarving and more.
Food artistry is manifested in local farms and dining establishments that showcase the island's bounty. The coffee and ice cream shops, hot dog stand, cafes and restaurants are all conducted with individuality and creativity that attract Whidbey Island residents as well as visitors. With a dozen sources of great food to consider, you'll find something to meet your tastes.
Professional, retired and talented amateur musicians (and visiting performers) contribute to the lively concert series throughout the year. You might find them at the band shell in Coupeville's Town Park or singing in the streets.

Connect in Coupeville's Wireless Waterfront

Stay connected while you visit Coupeville. Shop, dine, amble or anchor and enjoy free wifi service provided by the Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association with support from the Town of Couepville, Coupeville Chamber of Commerce, Allstate Insurance and Connect once and wander from Christopher's to Aqua and from the library to the wharf. It's easier than ever to stay in touch when you get away to Coupeville.