Destination guide

Art, history, and countryside on Camano Island

Dog leg-shaped Camano Island is a taster of the wild side of the Puget Sound, conveniently connected to the WA mainland by a narrow bridge on its north-eastern edge. Sandy beaches and low hills clad in fir forest fringe its long and winding shoreline, creating a playground for walkers and bikers and horse riders. Meanwhile, the Camano Island vacation rentals that pepper its rustic backcountry are interspersed with hearty Washington wine cellars and intriguing historical sites dating back to the age of the pioneers, while a smattering of independent local art fairs and galleries add a fun cultural twist to boot.

Things to do

Wonderful parks and wonderful wines on Camano Island

A duo of excellent state parks is what keeps many outdoorsy types flocking back to Camano Island vacation rentals each year. There's the Camano Island State Park with its pebble beaches and ancient pockets of woodland. There's the Cama Beach State Park, where rustic huts rub shoulders with empty coves and whale-peppered seas. Apart from those, you've always got the al fresco sculpture gardens of Matzke Art Gallery to wonder at, and the Edward Lynne Cellars for tasting those Washington red and white wines.


Spot all sorts of creatures on Camano Island

Whether you are whale watching from the shores above the Saratoga Passage – both gray whales and killer whales are known to appear here – or spying out bald eagles in the coastal state parks, you can rest assured that you're going to see some of the creatures that make the Puget Sound such a great eco destination. Apart from that, there's always the hiking trails, the adrenaline-pumping zip lines, the canopy walks in the spruce groves, the beaches, the panoramic picnic spots, the seaside camping pitches, the local wineries – the list goes on.


Comfy summers in Camano Island

With all its beaches, pebble coves, and woodlands, Camano Island is at its best during the warmer, drier months of the year. Be sure to dodge the wet and shivering Pacific Northwest wintertime, which runs from around November to the end of March each year. Book Camano Island vacation rentals for April and May to see the first spring blooms, or go for a trip between June and September if you want to catch the beach parks and wineries in full swing. Meanwhile, a fall trip in October can mean great bargains and empty trails all to yourself.

Natural features

Camano Island is encompassed by the Puget Sound

Camano is one of the many stepping-stone islands that pepper the Puget Sound off the mainland coast of Washington State. It's got lots of the geographical features common to the region: sweeping dashes of fir forest, long stretches of pebbly beachfront, rugged, rock-ribbed cliffs that drop down to a brooding, icy ocean. And talking of the ocean, you can often see the likes of sea lions, orcas, gray whales, and stalking seabirds from the lookouts of the various state parks here.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Camano Island

The nearest airport is in Everett, WA (PAE-Snohomish County - Paine Field), located 20.2 mi (32.4 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Kenmore, WA (KEH-Kenmore Air Harbor), which is 30.2 mi (48.5 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Camano Island?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 496 vacation rentals near Camano Island. From 345 Houses to 84 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Camano Island for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Camano Island?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Camano Island. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cama Beach State Park: 663 vacation rentals
  • Camano Island State Park: 669 vacation rentals
  • Iverson Preserve: 584 vacation rentals
  • Fort Worden State Park: 627 vacation rentals
  • South Whidbey Island State Park: 682 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Camano Island listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Camano Island?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 345 Houses in Camano Island. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Camano Island include:

  • Cabins: 84 rentals available
  • Cottages: 84 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 84 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Camano Island?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 18 vacation rentals with pool available in Camano Island. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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