Welcome to Vashon Island

Escape to an island on a serene ferry ride less than 15 miles from Seattle (Fountleroy), Tacoma (Pt. Defiance), or Southworth terminals to Vashon Island, the Nantucket of the West Coast, where another world awaits you – a place for relaxation, entertainment, friendly people and nature.

Bald eagles, deer, and many small songbirds make the outdoor space here peaceful and serene, as you enjoy watching the ships and sailboats pass through the shipping lane. This is a great chance to limit your use of technology and enjoy the time with your family, friends, a yummy home-cooked meal, or a good book. Pick up some delicious gourmet groceries from Vashon Thriftway or your fresh fruit and vegetables from the Saturday Farmer Market and come stay for a while!

For those wishing to escape the city, there is nothing better than Vashon. Since it is only traveled by ferry, it has a truly island experience with a friendly local culture. It definitely has a small-town community spirit. The island of Vashon is just 15 minutes ferry ride away from major cities, but feels like you are on a relaxing island getaway. It offers a gourmet grocery with excellent wine offerings, specialty shops, bookstores, fine restaurants, art galleries, bakeries, a movie theater and more. Please strike up a conversation with the locals as many people are sociable here.

If you are into cycling, Vashon is a great getaway to log in miles of road-based wilderness or coastline. If you enjoy watersports, you can paddle around the island (Kayak rentals available at store) or enjoy fishing or crabbing on the pier. There are many hikes to enjoy and many birds and animals to see. Several accessible beaches are within driving distance. The best sand beach (KVI beach) that has parking is about a 12 minute drive. Take a day trip to downtown Seattle, Mount Rainier National Park, Olympic National Park and Mount Saint Helens, or the many museums in the general region.

The below list was updated Saturday, May 9th, 2015. Please call or go to webpage to confirm information


Vashon Non-emergency healthcare:
Vashon Health Center
Island Family Medicine
10030 SW 210th St, Vashon, WA
(206) 463-3671

Swedish Hospital – Primary Care
3400 California Ave. S.W., Suite 300
Seattle, WA
Phone: 206-320-3399, Monday-Friday, 7:30 am – 8 pm

Vashon Wellness
Notes: Massage, counseling, and more

Vashon Island Wikipedia Page – History and more

Vashon Map

Vashon Chamber of Business


Ferry Schedule
Going East (with Car): Go to north end ferry terminal (Vashon) and head to Fauntleroy (West Seattle).
Going to Seattle (without car): Go to north end ferry terminal (Vashon) and head to Seattle downtown
Going West: Go to north end ferry terminal (Vashon) and head to Southworth (Olalla)
Going South: Go to south end ferry terminal (Tahlequah) and head to Pt. Defiance (Tacoma)
Note: You do not have to pay again to leave the island. Allow 10-15 min. before ferry to get into line (at the minimum). It takes roughly 25 minutes to get to north or south ferry terminal from the house.
Take the passenger-only ferry to Downtown Seattle for a nice day trip.

Vashon metro bus (Route 118/119)
(Pickup is about 1.5 miles away from home in Dockton)

Lots of great bike routes
Seattle Bike Tours Maps


Vashon Events

Vashon Calendar

Vashon Loop – News and Calendar

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

Vashon News

Vashon Pages – Community and business links


**Family fun at the Summerhurst Retreat


Point Robinson Park and Lighthouse
3705 SW Point Robinson Road, Vashon, WA

Quarter Master Harbor

Vashon Golf and Swim

**Vashon Theatre
Notes: Movie theater
17723 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA ‎
(206) 463-3232

**Drama Dock
Notes: Community theater
9919 SW 204th St, Vashon, WA
(206) 463-9640

Blue Heron Art Center
19704 Vashon Hwy SW Vashon, WA
(206) 463-5131

Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Museum
10105 Bank Road SW, Vashon Island, WA
(206) 463-7808

Vashon Kayak Center
8900 SW Harbor Dr., Vashon, WA
(206) 463-9257

Palouse Winery
12431 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA
(206) 567-4994
Reservations: info@palousewinery.com

Vashon Winery
10317 SW 156th Street, Vashon Island, WA
(206) 931-4703
Reservations: Vashonwinery@yahoo.com

Andrew Will Winery
12526 SW Bank Rd., Vashon, WA
(206) 463-9227
Reservations: Info@andrewwill.com

Seattle Distilling Company
Notes: Beer tasting room (Thur-Sun 12-5pm)
19429 Vashon Hwy SW., Vashon, WA
(206) 463-0830


2 gas stations are located on Vashon Highway, near the middle of the island
Exxon: 17803 Vashon Highway SW, Vashon, WA ‎ (253) 627-6179
Shell: 23919 Vashon Highway SW, Vashon, WA ‎ (206) 463-2707

1 gas station is located on the Maury Island side of Vashon (by Dockton) [limited hours] Engel Towing: 22725 Dockton Road SW, Vashon, WA (206) 463-3330


**Vashon Thriftway
Notes: Full-service grocery store
9740 SW Bank Rd, Vashon, WA ‎
(206) 463-2100

**Saturday Farmers Market
Notes: Saturday, open Apr-Dec from 10am-2pm
Vashon Town Center, North of Bank Rd.

**Island Lumber
Notes: Pet-friendly, liquor, odds-and-ends
17633 97th Pl SW, Vashon, WA
(206) 463-5000

Vashon Market
17639 100th Ave SW, Vashon, WA ‎
(206) 463-9725

Vashon Pharmacy
17617 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA ‎
(206) 463-9118

Blooms & Things
Notes: Nursery, Florist
17600 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA
(206) 463-3682

Notes: local/organic food, essential oils
19529 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA‎
(206) 463-9672

Vashon Tea Shop
17610 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA
(206) 463-5202

Vashon Organics
Notes: Personal care products
10015 SW 178th St, Vashon, WA
(866) 374-9756

Vashon Intuitive Arts
17331 Vashon Hwy SW, Burton, WA ‎
(206) 463-0025

Northwest Sports
17520 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA
(206) 463-5906



**Make a meal at Summerhurst Retreat

Bob’s Bakery
Notes: Bakery, $
17506 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA‎
(206) 463-1441‎

Burton Coffee Stand
Notes: Coffee, $
23919 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA

Cafe Luna
Notes: Bakery, Breakfast, Lunch, Sandwiches, $
9924 SW Bank Rd, Vashon, WA
(206) 463-0777

**Casa Bonita
Notes: Mexican, $
17623 100TH Ave SW, Vashon, WA
(206) 463-6452

Express Cuisine
Notes: Continental, $$
17629 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA
(206) 463-6626

**Green Ginger Restaurant
Notes: Chinese, $
9851 SW Bank Rd, Vashon, WA
(206) 463-7788

**La Boucherie (Sea Breeze Farm) [RESERVATIONS] Notes: American, $$$, limited days, prix fixe
7635 100th Ave SW, Vashon, WA
(206) 567-4628

**May Kitchen and Bar [RESERVATIONS] Notes: Thai, Cambodian, Foodie, Wine, Bar, $$
17614 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA
(206) 408-7196

Mileta Creek Restaurant (at golf course)
Notes: American, Bar, $$
24615 75th Avenue Southwest, Vashon, WA
(206) 463-9410

Perry’s Vashon Burgers
Notes: Burgers, $
17804 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA
(206) 463-4911

Pure Organic Cafe
Notes: Organic Smoothies, Vegan food, Soups, $
9925 Bank Rd, Vashon, WA
(206) 434-9419

Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
Notes: Bistro, “average” Sushi, Bands, $
17618 SW Vashon Hwy, Vashon, WA
(206) 463-5959

Rock Pizza
Notes: Pizza, $
17322 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA‎
(206) 463-7881

**The Hardware Store [RESERVATIONS] Notes: American, Foodie, Local, Organic, Wine list, $$
17601 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA‎
(206) 463-1800

Saucy Sisters
Notes: Pizza, $
17690 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA
(206) 463-7743

Notes: Bakery, Cafe, Vegan, $
17817 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA ‎
(206) 463-1310

Sportsman’s Inn Pub & Eatery
Notes: Burgers, $
17611 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA
(206) 463-0940

Notes: Sandwiches, $
17408 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA
(206) 463-4800 Zamorana
Notes: Mexican, $
20312 Vashon Hwy, Vashon, WA

Notes: Burgers, Fish & Chips, American, $
17705 Vashon Hwy, Vashon, WA
(206) 463-7777


Puget Sound Zen Center
20406 Chautauqua Beach Road, Vashon, WA ‎
(206) 463-4332

Unitarian Fellowship
24186 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA ‎
(206) 463-4775

Vashon Island Community Church
9318 SW Cemetery Rd, Vashon, WA ‎
(206) 463-3940

Vashon United Methodist Church
17928 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA
(206) 463-9804

Vashon Presbyterian Church
17708 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA ‎
(206) 463-2010

Havurate EE Shalom
15401 Westside Hwy SW, Vashon, WA
(206) 567-1608

Kingdom Hall Jehovahs Witness
19870 Beall Rd SW, Vashon, WA‎
(206) 463-4050

Burton Community Church
23905 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA
(206) 463-9977

St. John Vianney Parish
16100 115th Ave SW, Vashon, WA ‎
(206) 567-4149

Bethel Evangelical Free Church
14736 Bethel Ln SW, Vashon, WA ‎
(206) 567-4255

Vashon Lutheran Church
18623 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA
(206) 463-2655

Episcopal Church-Holy Spirit
15420 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA‎
(206) 567-4488

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
9330 SW 204th St, Vashon, WA‎
(206) 463-9263


Vashon Parks District

Sustainable Tourism on Vashon

Point Heyer i.e. KVI Beach (“Best sand beach” @ low tide):
Sunbathing, picnic and wildlife, limited parking, no toilet, walking trail along beach at low tide. Best place to make a sand castle. Dogs okay. Directions: Head south on SW Summerhurst Rd. toward Point Piner Rd. SW ( 0.5 mi), Turn right onto 99th Ave. SW (1.1 mi), Slight right onto SW Dock St. (0.3 mi), Continue onto Dockton Rd. SW (2.9 mi), Turn left to stay on Dockton Rd. SW (1.5 mi), Turn right onto Chautauqua Beach Rd. SW (0.5 mi), Continue onto 78th Pl. SW (0.1 mi), Slight left onto SW 202nd Pl. (351 ft), Continue onto 77th Pl. SW

Jenson Point: Beach and boat launch ramp. Kayak Company where you can rent kayaks and canoes & rowing shells. Small grassy area with picnic tables along the sandy and cobblestone beach. Toilet. Directions: Head south on SW Summerhurst Rd. toward Point Piner Rd. SW ( 0.5 mi), Turn right onto 99th Ave. SW (1.1 mi), Slight right onto SW Dock St. (0.3 mi), Continue onto Dockton Rd. SW (2.9 mi), Turn left to stay on Dockton Rd. SW (0.6 mi), Turn left onto SW Quartermaster Dr. (1.4 miles), Turn left onto Vashon Hwy. SW (1.0 mi), Turn left onto SW Burton Dr. (0.4 mi), Take the 3rd left onto 97th Ave. SW (0.2 mi), Turn right onto SW Harbor Dr. (0.2 mi), end at 8900 SW Harbor Dr. Vashon, WA 98070

Dockton Park (5 minutes away): This offers a swimming beach and fishing access Boat launch and moorage facilities as wells as picnic area with playground area. Toilet and showers are available. The Dockton beach is mostly muddy. Directions: Head south on SW Summerhurst Rd. toward Point Piner Rd. SW (0.5 miles), Turn right onto 99th Ave. SW (1.1 miles), Slight right onto SW Dock St. (0.3 miles), Turn left, Destination will be on the right

Fern Cove: 13.5 acre home to water fowl, the shoreline is muddy so wear your boots! *** Great for bird watching! No dogs.

Lisabeula: Beach and fishing access. 5.5 acres with ample parking, Sani-can and hand-carried boat launch.
-This is a campsite on the Washington State Cascadia Marine. **** Quiet small beach with picnic tables

Maury Island Regional Park: This park has 303 acres of trails with over a mile long beach. The parking lot is a 15 min. walk to the partially restored dock. This site is of an old gravel pit.

North End Boat Ramp: This has a small sandy beach where you can watch the ferries and cargo ships go by. There’s a boat ramp. ****Begin your sea kayak trip around Blake island from here!

Point Robinson Lighthouse: Beach and fishing access. Walking trails in upper part of park with picnic tables and a great view of sound and shipping lane. On the Washington state Cascadia Marine Trail for overnight camping and kayakers.

Tramp Harbor Dock: The dock is a fishing pier with diving access. The Tramp Harbor beach is muddy but supports a large number of sand dollars


**Pike Place Market
**Seattle Space Needle (& Restaurant)
**Chihuly Garden and Glass
**Kubota Japanese Garden
**Washington Park Arboretum
**Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
**Pacific Science Center
Museum of Flight
University of Washington
Seattle Symphony
CenturyLink Field
Safeco Field
Woodland Park Zoo
Seattle Asian Art Museum
Edmonds Underwater Park (Scuba Diving)

**Point Defiance Park, Zoo & Aquarium
Costco, Target, and other major stores
Lemay – America’s Car Museum
Washington State History Museum
Tacoma Shopping Mall

**Mount Rainer National Park
**Olympic National Park
**Mount Saint Helens

BEYOND (may require staying one night off site – please alert SR management)
**San Juan Islands (via Ferry)
**Orca’s Island
**North Cascades Scenic Byway
**Victoria, Canada (via Ferry)
**Vancouver, Canada