Whether you're into birding, kiteboarding or lounging in the sand, Jetty Island is the perfect destination for summertime beach fun. The hidden gem can reached by a free, 10-minute public ferry ride from Everett's waterfront from early July through Labor Day.
Things to do on Jetty Island
Birding: Jetty Island hosts 45 bird species, highlighted by nesting pairs of Caspian tern and Glaucous-winged gull. Others include pigeon guillemot; greater and lesser yellowlegs; black–bellied and semipalmated plover; short–billed dowitcher; killdeer; and least, spotted, and Western sandpiper.The best birding locations are on the island's west side and within the middle tidal lagoon.
Nature Walks: Naturalists offer guided walks on the island daily; private group tours are also available. To book a group tour, call 425-257-8304.
Kiteboarding: Jetty Island's shallow waters and steady sea breezes make it a bourgeoning locale for kiteboarding. Learn more about kiteboarding on Jetty Island.
Getting to Jetty Island
From I-5 Northbound, take exit 195 (Marine View Dr/Port of Everett). Turn left (west) onto E. Marine View Dr. Drive 3.3 miles, then turn right (west) onto 10th St. Drive 0.4 mile to end of parking lot; the ferry leaves from the kiosk in Marine Park.