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EastsoundUnited States of America

This picturesque village on Orcas Island is famous for its galleries and museums, wildlife spotting, farmers market and historic buildings.

Overlooking Fishing Bay, pretty Eastsound is the largest village of Orcas Island. Visit Eastsound to browse galleries and museums, join sea kayaking and whale watching tours, check out markets and cycle to state parks and viewpoints.

One of your first ports of call should be the Orcas Island Historical Museum. Find photographs and artifacts relating to the history of the island’s Native American communities and European-American settlers. Look for a bison skull, which is reputedly 14,000 years old. The exhibits are displayed in six reconstructed homestead cabins from the late 1800s. Ask about tours of the island’s historic hotels, including the 19th-century Outlook Inn and century-old Orcas Hotel.

Eastsound’s galleries showcase the artistic talents of the islanders. Go to the Orcas Island Artworks to see the pottery and ceramics, jewelry, paintings and wood sculptures of over 40 local artists. Watch a cabaret show or performance of a Shakespeare play at the Orcas Center. Throughout the year the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival hosts classical music concerts in addition to an open-air summer festival in August.

Don’t miss the village’s Farmers’ Market, which takes place every Saturday, from May to November. Sample everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to oysters and island-roasted coffee or shop for artisanal goods such as jewelry, pottery and clothing. Everything is grown or crafted by local farmers and artisans.

Join a whale-watching tour to spot gray and humpback whales and orcas. Tours depart from Brandt’s Landing and the peak spotting season is from April to October.

Sign up for a sea kayaking adventure and the chance to spot eagles and herons, otters and sea lions, among other wildlife.

Rent a bike and explore areas outside of Eastsound, such as state parks, mountains and lakes. Moran State Park, Cascade Lake and Turtleback Mountain are all about 30 minutes away by bike.

To get to Eastsound, travel by ferry from Anacortes, Washington State, to the Orcas Village ferry landing. From here it is a 20-minute drive to the village. You can also fly from Anacortes and Seattle to the Orcas Island Airport, which is walking distance from the village’s center.

Top Hotels in Eastsound

Kingfish at West Sound
Kingfish at West Sound
3.5 out of 5
4362 Crow Valley Rd, Eastsound, WA
The price is $176 per night from Nov 9 to Nov 10

Situated near the airport, this inn is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from West Sound Marina and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Turtleback Mountain. Orcas Island Historical Museum and ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (17 reviews)
Lovely

"Beautiful corner room - great view! Great hosts."…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

Kingfish at West Sound
Orcas Blue Heron
Orcas Blue Heron
3 out of 5
982 Deer Harbor Rd, Eastsound, WA
The price is $109 per night from Nov 3 to Nov 4

Situated near the beach, this bed & breakfast is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from West Sound Marina and within 3 mi (5 km) of Skull Island State Park and Turtleback Mountain. ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (33 reviews)

"Great place to stay and really feel like you get away. Room was clean and view was amazing."…"

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2020

Orcas Blue Heron
West Beach Resort
West Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
190 Waterfront Way, Eastsound, WA
The price is $119 per night from Nov 16 to Nov 17

This Eastsound cabin is on the beach, 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Orcas Island Golf Course, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Turtleback Mountain and Orcas Island Historical ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (22 reviews)

"West beach resort did not disappoint us. We loved our cabin , loved the inside wood walls, ceiling! We were 15 steps from the water. Eat our dinner on chairs provided and enjoy every minute the view is peculiar. Loved the hikes and coffee bar! We couldn’t have asked for a better week day! Sunny, ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2020

West Beach Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Eastsound

West Beach Resort
West Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
190 Waterfront Way, Eastsound, WA
The price is $119 per night from Nov 16 to Nov 17

This Eastsound cabin is on the beach, 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Orcas Island Golf Course, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Turtleback Mountain and Orcas Island Historical ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (22 reviews)

"West beach resort did not disappoint us. We loved our cabin , loved the inside wood walls, ceiling! We were 15 steps from the water. Eat our dinner on chairs provided and enjoy every minute the view is peculiar. Loved the hikes and coffee bar! We couldn’t have asked for a better week day! Sunny, ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2020

West Beach Resort
The 'spinnaker Studio' at Sea Star Lofts
The 'spinnaker Studio' at Sea Star Lofts
Eastsound, WA

Located in Eastsound, this beachfront condo building is in the city center and within a 10-minute walk of Orcas Island Historical Museum and The Funhouse Discovery ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (81 reviews)
Week in Orcas

"We had a great time staying in the Spinnaker Studio! In the heart of town and easy access to the rest of the island. A perfect little spot. We look forward to our next stay!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

The 'spinnaker Studio' at Sea Star Lofts
Retro Trailer on the Farm
Retro Trailer on the Farm
Eastsound, WA

Situated by the ocean, this vacation home is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from West Sound Marina and within 3 mi (5 km) of Turtleback Mountain and Orcas Island Golf Course. ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (42 reviews)

"I love the outside shower, location, cleanliness and communication."…"

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

Retro Trailer on the Farm
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Eastsound

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5/5 - Excellent

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Mar 28, 2020

A lovely village with shops and really friendly people. A nice Market with a wide range of Wines

5/5 - Excellent

Judy

Nov 8, 2019

Nice area with great places to eat. Hiking is wonderful and canoeing/kayaking looked wonderful. Nice place for traveling with pets.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 25, 2019

War sound was BEAUTIFUL! West Beach not at all.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 21, 2019

Still crowded even in fall!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 3, 2019

Nicely located for visiting Moran St Park, Deer Harbor and Turtleback Reserve, and only 15 minutes from the Ferry Terminal.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 12, 2019

Great coffee, food and shopping.

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