The Fort Ebey State Park on Whidbey Island in the Pacific Ocean is a good starting point for walks and long hikes. The island itself was named after Isaac N. Ebey, who was one of the first white settlers on the island. The island is 55km in length and has some beautiful beaches for relaxing on by the sea.
Ebey's Landing is a unique area in the National Historical Reserve that protects the historical roots of the island. It includes the Fort Ebey and Fort Casey State Parks, as well as the port city of Coupeville which is one of the oldest cities in Washington. Fort Ebey was originally built in the Second World War as a coastal defense fort. The park extends about 3km north of Coupeville, and offers many recreational opportunities such as paragliding or relaxing on the beach. However, the water is relatively cool - not everyone will find it suitable for swimming.
In Coupeville, you can see the Lavender Wind Farm and get a glimpse into a real working lavender farm. The corresponding store sells products such as cosmetics, ice cream and kitchen herbs.
In July Whidbey Race Week takes place on the island. There are often boats that require more crew members. Interested parties can visit the Whidbey Race Week website.
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