Activity Category: Visitor Centers
Antique stores, an artists’ collective workshop, boating, and an expansive public beach so big that your dog can run free. That’s what you’ll find in Freeland, along with restaurants ranging from a small-town home-cooked flavor to upscale locavore experiences. The community’s Main Street, in addition to those antique stores, is lined with shops and stores where you can stock up for further travel. Freeland is the banking center for South Whidbey, with most major banks represented.
The community is nestled between two striking bodies of water, Holmes Harbor and Mutiny Bay. Both feature boat launches and Holmes Harbor has a children’s playground and a hundred-year-old community building that each summer is packed with weekend destination weddings.
As the retail and financial center of South Whidbey Island, Freeland’s Main Street features such anchors as Ace Hardware, Rite Aid Pharmacy and Payless Foods, and small businesses like the Linds Jewelry, Mutiny Bay Antique Mall, Tiger Martial Arts, and the Art Escape.
Nearly every regional bank has a Freeland branch office. There are several mortgage, real estate, escrow and title companies as well.
Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, the Island’s largest private employer, has four generations of experience in manufacturing a wide variety of passenger vessels and work boats, including catamarans, car ferries, tugs, fireboats, and military landing craft. If you came over from Mukilteo on the Tokitae or the Suquamish, the passenger section was built at Nichols Brothers.
When you’re ready to relax and have fun, we’ve got fine dining restaurants, golf courses, and plenty of hiking and biking trails to help you stay fit.