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Bayview is an unincorporated community centered at the intersection of State Route 525 and Bayview Road on Whidbey Island in Island County, Washington, United States.
It is approximately 5 miles (8 km) west of the town of Clinton, and 4 miles (6 km) south of the city of Langley.
Bayview is a crossroads of commerce on the Southend of the island, as it is centrally located, compared to the other three communities. As such, it is home to a hardware store, a craft store, a nursery, a grocery store, an alternative grocery store, and several restaurants. One gas station, a Valero, sits by the highway. Bayview is also the home of the South Whidbey Seniors' Center, Island County Fire District 3, and Whidbey Telecom. Bayview Corner is a collection of older buildings renovated in the early part of the 21st Century to house an art gallery, nursery, cafes and specialty shops. A farmers' market operates here during the summer months. Across Bayview Road from this area is a renovated Sears kit house. This house was originally built in Greenbank, and for approximately 90 years it occupied a prominent corner at Hwy 525 & Wonn Road on the Greenbank Farm, before being displaced by a highway re-alignment project. It was later renovated and moved to Bayview. The Bayview Alternative School is across Bayview Rd. from Bayview Corner, and in the past, the building was a K-12 school, and a branch of Skagit Valley College.
Just south of the commercial area on Bayview Road is one of Whidbey Island's off-leash dog parks, Marguerite Brons Memorial Off-Leash Park.
Bayview is not to be confused with Bay View, located on the mainland in Skagit County.

Whidbey Island (historical spelling Whidby) is the largest of nine islands located in Island County, Washington, in the United States. Whidbey is about 30 miles (48 km) north of Seattle, and lies between the Olympic Peninsula and the I-5 corridor of western Washington. The island forms the northern boundary of Puget Sound. It is home to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.

Whidbey Island is home to 58,211 residents (according to the 2000 census),[2] also known as Whidbey Islanders. An estimated 29,000 of Whidbey Islanders live in rural locations.
Whidbey Island is approximately 35 miles (56 km) long (from the extreme north to extreme south, and 1.5 to 12 miles (2.4 to 19 km) wide, with 168.67 square miles (436.9 km2),[3] making it the 40th largest island in the United States. It is ranked as the fourth longest and fourth largest island in the contiguous United States, behind Padre Island, Texas (the world's longest barrier island); Long Island (a fact disputed by residents[4]); and Isle Royale, Michigan[citation needed]. In the state of Washington, it is the largest island, followed by Orcas Island. - Craigslist


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Festivals:Whidbey Island hosts many festivals and celebrations throughout the year.
Island County Fair, which takes place the third weekend of August, includes rides, food, and animal shows.
Wag'n'Walk, which takes place towards the end of August, is Western Washington's premier celebration of all things Dog. It includes vendors, games, competition, demonstrations and the Wag'n'Walk itself.
Whidbey Island Kite Festival, in September
Langley's Mystery Weekend in March or February. For the weekend the Town of Langley turns into the setting of a fictional murder mystery.
Penn Cove Mussel Festival, which takes place in March, celebrates the bounty of the sea, especially the mussel.
Loganberry Festival at the Greenbank Farm in July
Maxwelton Beach Fourth of July Parade and fireworks show, which takes place at the southern end of Maxwelton Beach Road at Dave Mackie Park. After the parade, there are events for all ages, including three-legged races, divided into age groups, and the most popular event, the egg toss.

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