Clinton is a community located on southern Whidbey Island in Island County, Washington, United States. The town was named after Clinton, Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the village was 928. However, the post office serves at least 2,500 people.
Artists flock to Whidbey for inspiration. You can flock here to enjoy the fruits of their inspiration. Let the scenery give back the part of you the city took away. From kiteboarding to a walk on the beach, find your adventure on Whidbey Island. Miles of beaches, acres of lakes, let the water and scenery take your stress away.
South Whidbey Island State Park is an added bonus to the Clinton area. The beach is reached by a half-mile trail that winds down a steep bluff. South Whidbey’s best attribute is its forest: it’s over 250 years old, sporting massive cedars and Douglas-firs. One of the finest tracts of old growth remaining on the Puget Sound shoreline, it was nearly logged in the 1970s. Today a trail bearing the name of the husband and wife responsible for mobilizing the public to protect it weaves through the impressive grove.
Even though the city area of Clinton is small, people as far as 7 miles (11.5 km) away consider Clinton to be their home. Much of the town is situated on a high bluff overlooking Saratoga Passage on Puget Sound. The community of Columbia Beach, however, rests at sea level. To the north of the ferry dock is old Clinton, where the community started.
Many communities in and around Clinton offer beach access amenities. Scatchet Head, for example, offers a tennis court, club house, indoor pool and beach access. Is your new home in Clinton?