Historic Coupeville A little bit about Coupeville
Coupeville, where every lover of history, nature and art will enjoy a memorable experience. This quiet waterfront farming community—the heart of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve on Whidbey Island—still reflects the character of a frontier seaport when Puget Sound was being settled.
Beyond its historical significance, Coupeville and Whidbey Island offer magnificent views and tranquility that inspire return visits by our friends from across the state, the continent and the world. Throughout Ebey’s Reserve, from the Madrona Way shoreline of Penn Cove to the beach and bluff at Ebey’s Landing, you’ll share space with farmers and bald eagles, gray whales and bicyclists, herons, otters and kayakers.
Farming is the major “industry” around here. Farm stands offer produce grown on small organic farms (also available in local markets). Cattle share the prairie with seed crops (not the same fields). You might also see golden grains of barley, beets and other food that may be destined for your table at one of our award-winning restaurants.The aquatic life of Penn Cove and Admiralty Inlet, as well as Ebey’s Prairie, attracted native Americans to the area. Isaac Ebey and Captain Thomas Coupe were instrumental in European settlement of Central Whidbey. Today, town leadership draws from retired military, educators and businesspeople. Volunteers are the driving force behind activities as diverse as the Arts & Crafts Festival, Penn Cove Mussel Festival, Concerts on the Cove, Island County Historical Society, Coupeville Lions Club, Ebey’s Trust Board and many other civic programs.