Sandy beach
No
Hike-in Required
No
Surfing
No
Snorkeling / SCUBA
No
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Although Whidbey Island is chock full of wild beaches and untamed areas, there's sometimes a need for a more civilized municipal park. That's where Windjammer Park (also known as City Beach) in downtown Oak Harbor comes in. True to Whidbey Island fashion, the park has a beach with a swimming area, and it also has a boat launch, a dock, and a seasonal slide. At low tide, when swimming can become challenging due to the shellfish and mud, the beach is still a great place for bird-watching or sunbathing. For those typically overcast Pacific Northwest days, there are plenty of other activities in the 28.5-acre park ranging from playgrounds to ball-fields to gardens. Kitchen, gazebo, and canopy facilities are reservable by contacting the City of Oak Harbor Utilities Office at 360.279.4530.

Logistics + Planning

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Great bird watching. Good for kids.

Cons

Not great for swimming at low tide.

Features

ADA accessible
Picnic tables
Covered picnic areas
Bird watching
Wildlife

Location

Field Guide

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