Langley & Whidbey Island, WA
LANGLEY is a small seaside village a little over a mile away from the Eagles Nest Inn Bed & Breakfast. Established in the early nineteen hundreds, Langley retains much of its historical charm and is a bit reminiscent of Norman Rockwell. The quaint streets are dotted with galleries, fashion boutiques, book and curio shops, coffee houses and several fine restaurants serving local cuisine. A Chocolatier, wine merchants, bakeries, brewing co, glass blowing and specialty shops, summer farmers markets round out the experience of this small town. Our Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, (WICA) is a performing arts center that affords locals and visitors alike fine arts presentations in the forums of dance, vocal, instrumental, and theater. July to September Island Shakepheare Festival offers live performances. The Clyde is a turn of the century movie theater updated to serve the needs of today’s movie goers.
Stroll Langley’s seawall park; watch for gray whales off shore late March through May when they stop off to feed on their migration north to Alaska. There is a whale bell in town that is rung when merchants view whales in the passage. Langley’s small boat Marina is a wonderful place to boat watch, take in the fishermans’ return or indulge a small picnic in Phil Simon Park. You’ll catch Eagles soaring over Saratoga Passage and herons fishing for dinner on the tide at shores edge.
“Winter and Spring” seasons: the quieter times of the year are equally beautiful, and reservations and your favorite rooms are easier to come by. BUT Langley will delight you in Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall and there is always plenty going on in our little Village by the Sea to delight your soul.
Langley is just the start of your exploration of Whidbey Island. We have 5 State Parks the most notable being Deception Pass State Park and Fort Casey. Several Wineries, such as Whidbey Island Winery, Spoiled Dog Winery and Whidbey Island Distillery offer tasting of handcrafted spirits made right here on Whidbey.
The Island is home to Penn Cove Mussels and we ship them all over the world. They have even been featured on the Food Network. You should definitely try them when your here and with so many small farms, Whidbey’s deliciousness is found everywhere. In our restaurants, Farmer’s markets, road side Farm stands and u-pick farms. Bring a cooler and take some home.
If the outdoors are your thing we have miles of beach and coastline to walk, kayak, kite sail, dive and surf. Miles of Forests for birding, hiking and biking.
The avid photographer will delight in the countryside, nature, wildlife, village charm and spectacular west side sunsets and did I mention the stars at night.
You can actually see the milky way over Ebby’s Prairie in central Whidbey.
There is so much to do and see. Just ask your Innkeeper to point you in the right direction.
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