Whidbey Island is sixty miles long and ten miles wide at its widest point. The weather is mild and the island is beautiful year round. Whidbey Island has five state parks, Ebey's Landing National Historic Reserve, and miles of public beaches ready for exploration. If you like hiking, biking, horseback riding, boating, fishing, golfing, tennis, bird watching, rock collecting, visiting art galleries, wineries, or just relaxing on a beach or on a grassy hillside watching a bald eagle soar in the skies above, Whidbey is the place for you. 2008's LIFE Magazine ranked Whidbey Island "One of the Top 100 Destinations in the World."