Explore Camano Island!

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Elizabeth Bachle

Explore Camano Island!

A list of our Camano Island 'favorites' to welcome our guests to the Island! Welcome y'all and enjoy!! For ease in locating nearby hiking/biking trails, download the "Hiking Project" or "AllTrails" app on your Android or iPhone!

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Get Outside

The best of Camano's beaches, trails, and outdoor activities - ALL within a 15 minute drive!

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Driftwood Shores
Elizabeth:Our private neighborhood beach that's just an easy 5 minute walk from our home!! Take a sunrise (the best!) or sunset walk near the water with stunning views of the Cascade Mountains. Directions: Walk towards the stop sign, turn left on Lehman Rd, then right on Salt Spray Rd - beach access is straight ahead!
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Barnum Point Preserve
Elizabeth:'Just across the water' from our home! 170 acre public park with scenic views of Port Susan and the Olympic Mountain range. Beach access, on-leash dog friendly trails, mountain biking, fishing, hiking, and kayaking!
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English Boom Trail
Elizabeth:Off-leash, dog-friendly beach and short 0.9 mile easy trail. Great views of the water and mountains! Bonus - Ale Spike Brewery is just up the street! ('Boom' is one of Camano's little secrets and our dogs' favorite!)
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Camano Island State Park
Elizabeth:Waterside, 430-plus acre park with boating, fishing, swimming & hiking! Consider a $30 annual Discover Pass for a year's worth of WA Parks access! https://www.discoverpass.wa.gov/
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Camaloch Association
Elizabeth:Camaloch Golf Course is a short 5 minute drive or 15 minute bike ride from our place. This par-72, 18-hole course is smooth and well maintained. Stop in to the Rockaway Grill for food/drinks afterwards!
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Canopy Tours NW
Elizabeth:Family-friendly zip-lining tours located at the Kristoferson Farms.
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Iverson Trail Preserve
Elizabeth:Nearby beach access with beautiful views of the Cascades over the water!
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The Center for Wooden Boats @ Cama Beach State Park
Elizabeth:Rent kayaks, boats, sailboats, motorboats, canoes, or rowboats! May have seasonal availability. https://www.cwb.org/cama-todo
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Arrowhead Axe
Elizabeth:Indoor Axe Throwing! A fun date night or family outing!
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Food & Brews

Good company is always better with great food and drinks!

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Tapped Camano
Elizabeth:Taphouse with a wide selection of local beer and phenomenal food! Enjoy their patio (dog friendly) on sunny days!
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Brooklyn Bros. Pizzeria
Elizabeth:One of our favorite's - great atmosphere, patio, beers on tap, and absolutely delicious pizza! They also deliver to our home!
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Camano Island Coffee Roasters
Elizabeth:Our favorite weekend coffee spot! Come in to grab a cup of joe, breakfast from the Bakery, and shop in the Marketplace for local Camano goods and gifts!
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Camano Island Marketplace Bakery
Elizabeth:The Bakery's croissants, breads, & breakfast sandwiches are second- to-none! Enjoy breakfast on the outdoor picnic tables on a nice day!
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Ale Spike Camano Island Brewery
Elizabeth:Camano Island's Local Brewery - a small, unique brewery with a great selection of brews sure to make you 'hoppy'!
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Stanwood Grill
Elizabeth:Cozy, delicious food, full bar, great service - one of our favorite's for date night! Downtown Stanwood also offers coffee shops, boutique shopping, and bars!
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Shipwreck Coffee Camano Island
Elizabeth:One of our favorite coffee stands!
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Bean & Brew On 532
Elizabeth:Another of our most-frequented coffee stands!
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Cama Beach Cafe and Catering
Elizabeth:The beautiful Cama Beach Cafe (located in the Cama Beach State Park) has a beautiful dining area, view, and great food!
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Edward Lynne Cellars
Elizabeth:Wine tasting room with charcuterie and live music! Check their hours/Facebook in advance.
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Patini's Grill
Elizabeth:Exceptional choice for dinner and drinks! Filet minion is incredible!
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SAAL Brewing Company
Elizabeth:Built in a historic Stanwood fire station, the SAAL Brewing Co. is a laid back, relaxed brewery with great pours and outdoor (dog-friendly) patio. Covered/heated in the winter months


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Camano Commons Marketplace
Elizabeth:One of the best places to shop for souvenirs, gifts, or home goods on the island! Grab a coffee or bakery goods while you're there - so good! Outdoor dog-friendly seating options as well.
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Camano Plaza IGA
Elizabeth:Our closest grocery store for anything you need during your stay! (P.S. their brisket is on par with Texas BBQ... that's coming from a Texan, y'all!)

Capture the Memories


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Spruce and Sage Photography
Elizabeth:Vacation can be a wonderful time to capture family or special-event photos! Lily is WONDERFUL! She is so passionate, talented, and creates such a fun experience with so many beautiful pictures to choose from! She travels to Camano often and knows so many great locations :)

For the Dogs

Dog-"tail"ored recommendations! Also, see the 'Get Outside' section and many of our 'Food & Brews' options are also dog-friendly!

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Henry Hollow Dog Park
Elizabeth:Fenced, off-leash 7 acre dog park located in central Camano only 8 minutes away!
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Camano Canine Resort
Elizabeth:Going to be out for the day and need a place for your pet? CCR has great doggie daycare options - we board our own dogs here and they love the HUGE yard!

Day Tripper

Must-see's within a day's drive of Camano!

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Deception Pass
Elizabeth:Washington State's most iconic and popular state park! Walk across the Deception Pass bridge, take a hike, or get to the beach! Perfect day trip from Camano! Consider a $30 annual Discover Pass for a year's worth of WA Parks access! https://www.discoverpass.wa.gov/
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Deception Pass Bridge
Elizabeth:Epic, breathtaking views of the Deception Pass Bridge! Drive across, take a walk across, or hike into the state park for views from below! The perfect place to catch the sun set over the turbulent waters (this passage is notorious to boaters for it's fast, tricky and dangerous currents!)
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Elizabeth:This quiet, rural town settled in the rugged mountain valley offers mountain hiking trails, horseback riding, whitewater rafting/kayaking, mountain biking, shopping, and even seasonal festivals/events! Start here for the Mountain Loop Highway for a long day-trip drive!
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Mountain Loop Highway
Elizabeth:One of the most scenic 50-plus mile “loop” around the Western Cascades perfect for a long day-trip drive with the windows or top down! Approximately 4 hour total drive from our house. Easily access miles of varied-difficulty hiking trails, river access, and beautiful scenery (especially the fall colors)! Of mention: after Barlow Pass, the two-lane road ends and 14 miles of gravel begins (it's drivable, take your time, err on the side of caution) and check snow/ice and road conditions beforehand.

Wonderguide map

  1. Driftwood Shores
  2. Barnum Point Preserve
  3. English Boom Trail
  4. Camano Island State Park
  5. Camaloch Association
  6. Cama Beach | Historical State Park
  7. Canopy Tours NW
  8. Iverson Trail Preserve
  9. The Center for Wooden Boats @ Cama Beach State Park
  10. Arrowhead Axe
  11. Tapped Camano
  12. Brooklyn Bros. Pizzeria
  13. Camano Island Coffee Roasters
  14. Camano Island Marketplace Bakery
  15. Ale Spike Camano Island Brewery
  16. Stanwood Grill
  17. Shipwreck Coffee Camano Island
  18. Bean & Brew On 532
  19. Cama Beach Cafe and Catering
  20. Edward Lynne Cellars
  21. Patini's Grill
  22. SAAL Brewing Company
  23. Camano Commons Marketplace
  24. Camano Plaza IGA
  25. Spruce and Sage Photography
  26. Henry Hollow Dog Park
  27. Camano Canine Resort
  28. Deception Pass
  29. Deception Pass Bridge
  30. Darrington
  31. Mountain Loop Highway

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