We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Vashon Island

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Vashon Highway, Vashon, WA 98070
Phone Number:
+1 206-463-6217

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 86 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 47
  • 32
    Very good
  • 4
  • 1
  • 0
A relaxing day of beach fun and opera

Spent the day on vashon Island-... wonderful picnic at the lighthouse and then thoroughly enjoyed Tosca and the hospitality at Vashon Opera....staff and volunteers are very... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bellevue, Washington
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

86 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 84: English reviews
Bellevue, Washington
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Spent the day on vashon Island-... wonderful picnic at the lighthouse and then thoroughly enjoyed Tosca and the hospitality at Vashon Opera....staff and volunteers are very flexible and helpful....kudos!

Thank Jan981
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
386 reviews
158 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the ferry from Pt Defiance (only about 10 minutes) and traveled from one end to the other. A collection of quaint stores, coffee, food and knick knacks. Spend time talking to islanders and letting time pass. Great people. Great feel. Great island.

Thank CraigH0901
Monument, Colorado
Level Contributor
314 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A ferry ride rolls back the years as you explore Vashon Island. There is a lighthouse, ports, hiking trails, cute shops and good places to eat. You will also notice more land than in Seattle proper and you see ranches, farms and all. They have technology but you don't want it, you want to unplug and breathe.

Thank Becki T
Tehachapi, California
Level Contributor
92 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

This great island is very relaxing and it has a small-town feeling. To get there, you have to take a 15 min. ferry ride. Unfortunately, the weather was pretty wet, so we could not hike as much as we wanted, but we went to different little stores and found some nice things. If you are interested in thrift store, they... More 

1 Thank Ehe20
Vashon, Washington
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

People on Vashon Island are relaxed and laid back. Staying at the bed and breakfasts is great because you have time to kick back and REALLY relax as one visitor said. The beaches are lovely and very walkable. There are a number of excellent restaurants on the island as well as coffee shops.

Thank Elizabeth D
Jerusalem, Israel
Level Contributor
64 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We definite enjoyed our day visit to the island. Our only disappointment was that the shops we were most interested in visiting were not open - evidently Monday is not a big business day in the winter months.

3 Thank MGG47
Level Contributor
26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We moved to Vashon for 6 more while transitioning jobs. It is a magical place that is just a short ferry ride from Seattle, but feels like a hundred years ago. Farm stands dot the island. No one works at them, they are all on the honor system. The pace is slower, it is a rural community with deer everywhere,... More 

3 Thank jules1229Seattle
Level Contributor
110 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Great day trip, or as I did, an overnight. I stayed in a VRBO that had private beach access, beautiful ocean views, and easy access. If you like scenery, walking and photography, it's perfect. If you like fishing, kayaking, or biking, it's perfect. If you like quaint shops, local artists, and good eating, it's perfect.

2 Thank EJJourney
White Rock, Canada
Level Contributor
320 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

The road is through town and countryside. Pretty houses and lots of farm land and trees. The island is laid out along the road

Thank David U
Pocatello, Idaho
Level Contributor
126 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Lovely quaint little island. We just headed there for a few hours just to be on an island. We took a ferry ride over and got to see sea lions and a ton of jelly fish, Beaches were fun, cold, but pretty.

1 Thank Heather G

Travellers who viewed Vashon Island also viewed


Been to Vashon Island? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Vashon Island and other visitors
8 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (8)

Questions? Get answers from Vashon Island staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?