We’re doing our best to stay safe, and help business owners, employees, residents, and visitors stay safe too. Stores and restaurants are open with safety measures in place.  Masks are now optional in most shops and restaurants.  As a community Coupeville strives to keep our community safe and our businesses OPEN. Please respect each independently owned business and their chosen guidelines. 

Please stay awhile. Peruse our site. Find out about our mission, our community, our programs, our events, and all you need to know about Coupeville and the Coupeville Historic Waterfront Assoc.

Coupeville is a beautiful and vibrant community. Photo by our dear friend, the late Denis Hill. All purchases of this photo benefits the Island County Historical Society Archives and Museum located in Coupeville.

URGENT COMMUNITY NEEDS for your philanthropy 

Whale Wheel RepairCoupeville’s iconic hand carved Whale Wheel’s 25 year old beach logs are mysteriously sinking and leaning. A new support has been engineered. Materials and on site archeologist hopefully will not exceed a $2000 dollar estimated budget! Safely give a contribution to this fund through our paypal acct. ALL funds benefit the Whale Wheel’s engineered repair. 


Current’s Fire Recovery: As if COVID closures, loss of business and restricted occupancy, haven’t been bad enough, Coupeville’s Current’s Bistro was hit with a fire on April 24th 2021.  After an unprecedentedly awful year of economic losses this funding will help with necessary deductibles and give owners Brian and Nancy a bit of financial relief in the form of strong community support. You can also safely donate to this fund through paypal.


Find out about becoming a Historic Waterfront member or pay your membership dues.


Island County Health Department COVID-19 Updates


Coupeville is located in Washington state. We sit along the southern shores of Penn Cove on Whidbey Island.

Explore historic Coupeville through our interactive history site.  Click on a building and read its history.  OUR thanks to the Whidbey Island 4-H A/V club for research and construction of our history site.  The KIDS are smart! 




Coupeville Heart T-shirt purchases help fund our unrestricted COVID grants for historic waterfront businesses. Local businesses are still recovering from the losses the pandemic exacted on them. These small grants help businesses in need of an extra boost to stay open. Cost $20.00. Available at Aqua Gifts and the Coupeville Chamber. YOU can also email us with size, number of shirts and your phone # if you’d like to order for shipping and pay by credit card through our office.

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