Anacortes Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center

(360) 293-3832


Situated on a drive-to island, Anacortes is a thriving seaside town.

Amanda Hubik from the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce provides on overview of Anacortes, a charming Pacific Northwest getaway located on Fidalgo Island, Washington, on Big Blend Radio.


Anacortes is located on Fidalgo Island, with easy access via bridge to the mainland. The city itself comprises 15.4 square miles, and the island is just over 41 square miles – almost half of which is public park and recreational lands and waters. The community boasts 12 miles of shoreline and 67 miles of public trails, some of which are located in one of the last old-growth forested areas on the coast. Anacortes is home to thousands of boats, with close to two million visitors each year using local ferry connections to the San Juan Islands and Vancouver Island. The city is centrally located, roughly equidistant from Seattle to the south and Vancouver, BC to the north. The weather is relatively mild year-around, with average rainfall of 26 inches.

For those in need of retail therapy, we prescribe a generous dose of locally owned Boutiques, gourmet kitchen wares, jewelry, art, books, and gift shops. Or step back in history at the city’s many antiques shops, displaying everything from country to European antiques and marine, western, and vintage collectibles. Boat owners, water-dogs and history buffs alike will enjoy Marine Hardware.


Catering to guests year-round, Anacortes offers accommodations for every taste and pocketbook. Take a virtual tour to find the setting that appeals to you, be it a cozy fire, mountain or water view, terrific bed, downtown convenience, home-like atmosphere, elegant inn, or great value.


For additional information on activities, please visit or phone our Visitor Center, (360) 293-3832, located at 819 Commercial Avenue. We look forward to seeing you soon.



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