Eastsound Amenities, Location and Activities
Eastsound, Washington, is the main village on the horseshoe-shaped island of Orcas, the “Gem of the San Juan Islands,” in northern Puget Sound. With close proximity to Moran State Park (Washington’s 4th largest and arguably best – with extensive hiking trails, great fishing and camping), Orcas Island Airport is centrally located within the island as a whole. Eastsound is an optimum choice for a “base camp” for a vacation to these scenic and pastoral islands. The village has world-renowned restaurants, quaint shops, delectable bakeries, cozy lodgings, and an array of recreational opportunities, including sea kayaking, bike touring, and much more.
The red line marks the path from the Airport to Eastsound Village.
Follow the “Public Path” signs at the South end of the Airport.
It is about a 0.7 mile walk from the terminal or 0.3 miles from the South tiedown area.
For information about Eastsound stores and restaurants, see the Chamber of Commerce website.
Medical Center and Emergencies
Emergencies: Call 9-1-1
Non-emergency San Juan County Dispatch line 360-378-4151
Orcas Fire station #21, 360-376-2331 (business number) – across the street from the airport.
Medical Center: Island Primary Care – Orcas Island 360-376-2561
Located at 7 Deye Lane approx. 1/4 mile East of the airport.
Athletic Center / Pool
Orcas Island Fitness Center – located at the south end of the walking path on ‘A’ Street. Facility includes full weight room, cardio, training room, racquetball court; dry saunas, hot tub, pool, locker rooms with showers. Day passes available.
Parks and Recreational Opportunities
Buck Park – located 1/2 mile east of the airport at 673 Mount Baker Road. Buck Park houses Pickleball courts, tennis courts, a skate park, playground, open fields, baseball/softball fields, soccer fields, and an off leash area. The park district offers drop-in recreational, dance, and art programs for adults and youth throughout the year.
Village Green – located at 203 North Beach Road in the heart of Eastsound Village, offers an open grassy area with picnic tables scattered among fruit trees, a performance stage, and nature-inspired playground. Home to the Saturday Farmer’s Market Memorial Day thru Labor Day, the Village Green is also venue to summertime outdoor concerts compliments of the Orcas Center.
San Juan County LandBank offers a variety of hiking trails throughout Orcas Island, and beyond. Some of our favorites include the Crescent Preserve Trail: flat ~3 mile loop, accessible by foot east of the airport, Coho Preserve: a 45-minute elevated loop through wooded pines, rock-face ravine, and small creek bed, and Turtleback: steeper in elevation, this hike will reveal mossy knolls and sweeping views over the islands. For a full list of all 8 publicly available SJCLB Trails, click here.
Moran State Park – spanning over 5,000 acres, Moran State Park offers 38 miles of hiking trails, picnic/ day use areas, a playground, lakes, camping, and more. Seasonal concessions and on-site rentals (paddle board, row boat, kayaks, canoes, and more!) are available through Orcas Adventures.
Orcas Island Golf Course – offers 9-holes (18 with alternating tee boxes), rental golf carts and clubs, a driving range, pro shop, snackbar, and an island-themed mini golf course.
All this, and more! Take a kayak tour, book a fishing charter, soak up a massage,
…the possibilities are endless.
Orcas Center offers a variety of entertainment, including on-stage and on-screen performances.
Seaview Theater offers cinema hits, complete with concessions and an in-house lounge.
Local B&B’s and Hotels
Closest to the airport:
Kangaroo House Bed & Breakfast
1459 North Beach Rd
Smuggler’s Villa Resort and Marina
North Beach Road,
171 Main Street
Also near town:
Inn At Ship Bay
326 Olga Road
360 376 8282
249 Bronson Way
Blue Heron Bed and Breakfast
982 Deer Harbor Road
Buck Bay Farm Inn & Lavender Field
716 Pt. Lawrence Rd.
Deer Harbor Inn
33 Inn Lane
Deer Harbor, WA
Double Mountain Bed & Breakfast
P. O. Box 614
4362 Crow Valley Rd.
Old Trout B & B
5272 Orcas Road
at the Orcas Ferry Landing
Otters Pond Bed and Breakfast
100 Tomihi Drive
Pebble Cove Farm
3341 Deer Harbor Road
Spring Bay Inn on Orcas Island
PO Box 97
The Inn on Orcas Island
114 Channel Road
Deer Harbor, WA
The Place at Cayou Cove
fax: (360) 376-3852
P. O. Box 310
Deer Harbor, WA
Turtleback Farm Inn
Crow Valley Rd
Outer Island Expeditions – Charters, Whale Watching, Fishing, Water Taxi, Etc. – (360) 376-3711 or underway at (360) 622-6562
Local Real Estate Listings & Brokers
Cherie L. Lindholm Real Estate
Coldwell Banker Orcas Island
Orcas Dreams Island Properties
Orcas Island Realty LLC
Sotheby’s International Realty
Windemere Real Estate-Orcas Island