Jetty Island is a summer hotspot located just off the coast of Everett in the Possession Sound area. The island has a 2-mile man-made beach that is perfect for relaxing during the warmer months of the year. During the inaugural season, a free ferry transports seafarers from the mainland to the island and back. Visiting the pier is like stepping back in time, with no cars, no electricity, no running water, so you’ll need to prepare accordingly.
Jetty Island is also a popular destination for kitesurfing, thanks to its shallow waters and predictable winds. Although man-made, it provides habitat for a number of bird species, including the Caspian Tern, the Gray-winged Gull, and the Short-Beaked Fruit Bat. Although known as a seaside destination, there is also a short hiking trail inside the island.
This is a 3 km long man-made island that serves as a “breakwater” at Everett Marina. Besides its functional purpose, it is also a great beach. True story, this is probably one of the best beaches in Washington, and the water is warm enough because it’s shallow. Since sandy beaches stretch for more than two miles, you’ll have plenty of space to relax and have fun while maintaining social distancing. The pier is open to anyone who can get there. So, if you have your own boat, everyone on board! Go kayaking, canoeing or paddle boarding for some serious summer fun. Anytime is a good time to visit Everett Pier Island, but if you can swing, the best times are sunny weekdays at low tide. The beach tends to be a bit quieter and the water is super warm since it bounces back after low tide.