Camano Island will probably forever lie in the proverbial shadow of Whidbey Island. Of people who I've talked to who know the Puget Sound, almost all have spent time on Whidbey. Camano Island is home to several communities, antique shops and flea markets, Camano Island Coffee Roasters (stop in for a complimentary cup), Camaloch Golf Course, brand new Rotary Park, and the state park among other highlights. The Camano/Whidbey website will give you even more details. If you want to hide away from crowds and get a feel for country-island life, stay in Camano!
We spent some time at the state park, and here's what we did:
When you are on the rocky beach, you can look one way and see the beautiful forested hillside and grassy fields complete with picnic tables,
look the other way and you see the Puget Sound, Whidbey Island, and on a clear day, the Olympic Mountains. We watched this fishing boat pulling up traps with their catch of the day.
You may find surprises at low tide...
but the best part is making fun with what you find on the beach: driftwood!
This is the beautiful and brand-spankin' new park on Camano Island - great for kids of all ages!!