Beaches, Parks, & Recreation
Enjoy our many saltwater beaches, freshwater lakes, parks, hiking and horseback trails.
Hike, ride horses, swim, picnic, boat, fish & clam, play, or just relax and enjoy the world-class views. Dogs are welcome, on a leash. We have several off-leash areas, including a waterfront off-leash at Freeland’s Double Bluff beach! Fun children’s play area at Freeland Beach Park on Holmes Harbor. Miles of hiking and horse trails at Saratoga Woods, Putney Trails, Trustland Trails, Trillium Woods and Greenbank Farms. Trustland Trails has a gorgeous ADA trail loop! Located off SR 525 and Craw Road, this 1/2 mile loop nature trail is built for use by wheelchairs or for those who require a flat, smooth surface for walking.
Stop by the Visitors Information Center at 5575 Harbor Avenue, Freeland and pick up maps.
In the heart of Freeland at Holmes Harbor, this park has a great sandy beach, a boat launch and long pier, covered picnic area, a large children’s playground, and public restrooms. Plenty of parking for vehicles and boat trailers. Walking trails up to Freeland Center.
Double Bluff Beach
Double Bluff Beach offers excellent sandy beach access, an interpretive kiosk, picnic area, restrooms, and an off-leash dog area. Clamming is open all year here. Clam habitat is patchy and restricted to the cobble areas in the lower intertidal. This is Freeland’s largest waterfront park, with a 24,354 foot stretch of public beach! The beach is wide and sandy at the access and becomes rockier with cobble and large boulders towards the west.
Mutiny Bay Beach
Mutiny Bay Beach offers a Port of South Whidbey boat launch ramp, plenty of vehicle and boat trailer parking, a beautiful sandy beach, Olympic Mountain views, and plenty of picnic area at the 300′ county public park area to the left of the boat ramp. There is always something about a day at the beach, in any weather!
Boat launch, pier, and beach access. Beautiful access to some of the best fishing in Puget Sound! Accessible restrooms, public parking, amazing views.
South Whidbey Island State Park is a 347-acre camping park with 4,500 feet of saltwater shoreline on Admiralty Inlet. Park features include old-growth forest, tidelands for crabbing and clamming, campsites secluded by lush forest undergrowth, and breathtaking views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains. The park offers a unique outdoor experience. Click here for clamming information.
The beautiful fresh water lakes in Island County often are stocked by State fisheries. Picnic areas, boat launches. (Some lakes do not allow motorized boats of any kind – check signs for rules). Swim, relax, and enjoy!