Anacortes is the crown jewel of Fidalgo Island, easternmost of the San Juan Islands and jump-point to the rest of the world-renowned archipelago. Fidalgo, the “drive-to” island, is accessible by bridges from the mainland to the east and from Whidbey Island to the south. It is also home to the Washington State Ferry terminal, serving the rest of the San Juan Islands and Sidney/Victoria, British Columbia.
Anacortes boasts a myriad of recreational activities for all ages, interests and skill levels. Here you can enjoy sailing, powerboating, whale watching, hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, golf, camping, sport fishing, bird watching, scuba diving, beachcombing and much more. Anacortes is homeport for numerous sailing and power yacht charters.
Find your favorite park in Anacortes: go beachcombing, hiking, bird watching, star gazing, or play outdoors & enjoy our natural beauty. Anacortes has numerous marinas for locals and visitor usage, plus over 50 miles of forest trails, as well as a number of city parks, Enjoy the Beach and Shoreline in Anacortes – Anacortes has many beach access points – you can spend an entire week on Fidalgo Island & still not get a chance to experience them all!
Anacortes also boasts a host of art galleries and antique shops. Indulge yourself and brighten your home with an artistic, unique piece of vintage decor.