Plan Your Visit












Bayview and Points North

The Laburnum arbor at Bayview Farm and Garden. Photo by David Welton 

Head out of town on 3rd Street and you’ll wind your way north on the woodsy Brooks Hill-Bayview Rd. to the bustling crossroads of Bayview Corner. Stop for a latte and a scone at the Flower House Cafe and take in the beauty of Bayview Garden or, if it’s a Saturday in the summer you can join the locals at the Bayview Farmers’ Market, a great place to sample the island’s bounty. (Learn a bit about our island farmers in this story from Whidbey Life Magazine.)  

Kelly Uhlig sees the Farmers Market as the best way to spread the word about the flower farm she and her mother, Pam, operate on South Whidbey. (photo by Judy Feldman)

Take one of the most beautiful beach walks you’ll find anywhere: drive up 525 to Double Bluff Rd. and turn west. The road ends at the public beach access to Double Bluff Beach where you can wander over a mile of sandy beach. This is a dog-friendly spot, so bring Fido!  

Windsurfing with migratory birds at Double Bluff Beach. Photo by David Welton

A bit further up the island in Freeland (another town full of artists)you’ll find Charmer’s Bistro where you can order a special ISF take-out prepared especially for our Shakespeare audiences to bring to enjoy at the plays. If you’re in the mood for tacos while you’re in Freeland, don’t pass up the homemade tortillas and yummy offerings at Rocket Taco.

As you continue north you’ll see signs for Meerkerk Gardens, a must for any Pacific Northwest gardener, it is fifty three acres of “inspirational woodland gardens and a forest preserve” with over 4 miles of trails.

As you continue up 525, the next stop is Greenbank, home of the fabulous Whidbey Pies Cafe and Greenbank Farm Wine Shop. The hillsides above the Greenbank Farm offer a great off-lease expanse for your dog to run.  

Greenbank farm and shops. Photo by Marsha Morgan

A little further north you’ll come to the charming town of Coupeville. Here you’ll find a great pizza at Ciao or a gourmet dinner at The Oystercatcher. Coupeville knows how to celebrate: their Musselfest and summer Arts & Crafts Fair are not to be missed.  

A typical lovely day at the Coupeville Arts Festival (photo by Mary Lou Chandler)

To learn more about the wonders of Whidbey through the stories of our community, pick up a copy of Whidbey Life Magazine at one of our island retailers and subscribe to This Week, Whidbey Life Magazine Online’s weekly preview of new stories available only online. 







Bayview and Points North

The Laburnum arbor at Bayview Farm and Garden. Photo by David Welton 

Head out of town on 3rd Street and you’ll wind your way north on the woodsy Brooks Hill-Bayview Rd. to the bustling crossroads of Bayview Corner. Stop for a latte and a scone at the Flower House Cafe and take in the beauty of Bayview Garden or, if it’s a Saturday in the summer you can join the locals at the Bayview Farmers’ Market, a great place to sample the island’s bounty. (Learn a bit about our island farmers in this story from Whidbey Life Magazine.)  

Kelly Uhlig sees the Farmers Market as the best way to spread the word about the flower farm she and her mother, Pam, operate on South Whidbey. (photo by Judy Feldman)

Take one of the most beautiful beach walks you’ll find anywhere: drive up 525 to Double Bluff Rd. and turn west. The road ends at the public beach access to Double Bluff Beach where you can wander over a mile of sandy beach. This is a dog-friendly spot, so bring Fido!  

Windsurfing with migratory birds at Double Bluff Beach. Photo by David Welton

A bit further up the island in Freeland (another town full of artists)you’ll find Charmer’s Bistro where you can order a special ISF take-out prepared especially for our Shakespeare audiences to bring to enjoy at the plays. If you’re in the mood for tacos while you’re in Freeland, don’t pass up the homemade tortillas and yummy offerings at Rocket Taco.

As you continue north you’ll see signs for Meerkerk Gardens, a must for any Pacific Northwest gardener, it is fifty three acres of “inspirational woodland gardens and a forest preserve” with over 4 miles of trails.

As you continue up 525, the next stop is Greenbank, home of the fabulous Whidbey Pies Cafe and Greenbank Farm Wine Shop. The hillsides above the Greenbank Farm offer a great off-lease expanse for your dog to run.  

Greenbank farm and shops. Photo by Marsha Morgan

A little further north you’ll come to the charming town of Coupeville. Here you’ll find a great pizza at Ciao or a gourmet dinner at The Oystercatcher. Coupeville knows how to celebrate: their Musselfest and summer Arts & Crafts Fair are not to be missed.  

A typical lovely day at the Coupeville Arts Festival (photo by Mary Lou Chandler)

To learn more about the wonders of Whidbey through the stories of our community, pick up a copy of Whidbey Life Magazine at one of our island retailers and subscribe to This Week, Whidbey Life Magazine Online’s weekly preview of new stories available only online. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: 360-331-2939 or email
July 14-September 3,
Shows Thursday through Sunday at 6:00,
(matinees at 1:00 Saturdays in August).
Island Shakespeare Festival is located at 5476 Maxwelton Road, Langley, WA 98260 (MAP)
Mailing address:
PO Box 1262
Langley, WA, 98260
Click HERE for the performance schedule.