Camano is a low-key, no ferry island about an hour north of Seattle. It is approximately 17 miles long and between 1 and 7 miles wide. The population ranges between 15,000 full-time residents to around 20,000 in the peak summer periods when many of our part-time residents come to enjoy the water, sunshine and peaceful island charm. We’re fortunate to be in the “Olympic Rain Shadow,” so our rainfall is about half that of Seattle or Everett! Camano is not “trendy,” but is a comfortable, friendly, and peaceful place to call home (or home away from home). It offers something for everyone!
Camano Island outdoor and indoor activities are many: golfing, biking, kayaking, sailing, fishing, water skiing, crabbing, clamming, beach combing, hiking and camping. You also can visit art galleries, local wineries, or an Alpaca farm, relax in one of our comfy Bed and Breakfasts, or even attend an outdoor cinema!
Nature abounds on Camano with its lush forests, green pastures, numerous beaches, mountains in every direction, and abundant bird, marine and wildlife populations. Between March and May, grey whales feed in Port Susan and Saratoga Passage during their 10,000 mile migration between Baja, Mexico and the arctic. They are often spotted extremely close to shore and are an amazing and unforgettable site! The Port Susan Snow Goose Festival has even been created to welcome the annual migration of the Snow Geese. Find out what’s happening by going to my Community Events page.
If you’re interested in buying property on Camano Island or the Stanwood area, I’ll be happy to send you information on homes tailored to your personal specifications. Whether you’re looking for waterfront, views, or acreage, the Camano Island area has it all. I’d love to show you around this beautiful place that I’m proud to call home.