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The location of Sunset Beach









Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Sunset Beach.

This page contains six sections:

Around Sunset Beach ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Seattle. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the south of Sunset Beach. Seattle has a population of 725,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Bellevue. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the south of Sunset Beach and has a population of 144,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Victoria (BC)   [Map]   ---   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Bellingham   [Map]   89,045   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Bothell   [Map]   45,533   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Bremerton   [Map]   41,041   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Edmonds   [Map]   42,209   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Everett   [Map]   110,079   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Kirkland   [Map]   88,630   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lake Stevens   [Map]   32,785   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Lynnwood   [Map]   38,273   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Marysville   [Map]   68,864   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Mercer Island   [Map]   25,261   S   46 miles [74 km]
Mount Vernon   [Map]   35,051   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Redmond   [Map]   64,291   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Sammamish   [Map]   64,548   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Shoreline   [Map]   56,189   S   32 miles [51.5 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Camano   [Map]   ---   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Camp Diana   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Conway   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Coupeville   [Map]   1,928   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Fish Town   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Greenbank   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Juniper Beach   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Lake Ketchum   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
McKees Beach   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
North Stanwood   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Oak Harbor   [Map]   23,187   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Shelter Bay   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Stanwood   [Map]   7,096   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Utsalady   [Map]   ---   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Warm Beach   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]

For more communities neighboring Sunset Beach, please visit our County-by-County Page for Sunset Beach.

Island County ...

Sunset Beach is located in Island County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Island County: Jefferson, Kitsap, San Juan, Skagit & Snohomish.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sunset Beach ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Sunset Beach.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Sunset Beach. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sunset Beach. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Washington

    Washington Tourism
    Parks for Washington

    Fishing in Washington
    Hunting in Washington


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Washington

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Washington

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Washington

Airports Near Sunset Beach ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Sunset Beach.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Whidbey Air Park Airport (FAA ID: W10)   [Map]   SSE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Jefferson County Intl.  (FAA ID: 0S9)   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Arlington Muni.  (ICAO: KAWO)   [Map]   ESE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Skagit Rgnl.  (ICAO: KBVS)   [Map]   NNE   18 miles [29 km]
Anacortes Airport (FAA ID: 74S)   [Map]   NNW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Snohomish Co. Airport  (PAE/KPAE)   [Map]   SSE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Lopez Island Airport (IATA: LPS)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Harvey Fld.  (FAA ID: S43)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Sunset Beach.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Sunset Beach. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
King County Intl.  (BFI/KBFI)   [Map]   SSE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Victoria Intl.  (YYJ/CYYJ)   [Map]   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Seattle - Tacoma Intl.  (SEA/KSEA)   [Map]   S   53 miles [85.3 km]
Vancouver Intl.  (YVR/CYVR)   [Map]   NNW   73 miles [117.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Snohomish Co. Airport  (PAE/KPAE)   [Map]   SSE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Friday Hbr. Airport  (FRD/KFHR)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Orcas Island Airport  (ESD/KORS)   [Map]   NNW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Bellingham Intl.  (BLI/KBLI)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Abbotsford Intl.  (YXX/CYXX)   [Map]   N   56 miles [90.1 km]
Langley Rgnl.  (YNJ/CYNJ)   [Map]   N   61 miles [98.2 km]
Pitt Meadows Rgnl.  (YPK/CYPK)   [Map]   N   69 miles [111 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Whidbey Air Park Airport (FAA ID: W10)   [Map]   SSE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Jefferson County Intl.  (FAA ID: 0S9)   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Arlington Muni.  (ICAO: KAWO)   [Map]   ESE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Skagit Rgnl.  (ICAO: KBVS)   [Map]   NNE   18 miles [29 km]
Anacortes Airport (FAA ID: 74S)   [Map]   NNW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Lopez Island Airport (IATA: LPS)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Harvey Fld.  (FAA ID: S43)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Grand View Intl. (FAA ID: WN23)   [Map]   WSW   30 miles [48.3 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

King County Intl.   (BFI/KBFI)   [Map]
  Website for King County International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Victoria Intl.   (YYJ/CYYJ)   [Map]
  Website for Victoria International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Abbotsford Intl.   (YXX/CYXX)   [Map]
  Website for Abbotsford International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Langley Rgnl.   (YNJ/CYNJ)   [Map]
  Website for Langley Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pitt Meadows Rgnl.   (YPK/CYPK)   [Map]
  Website for Pitt Meadows Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Arlington Muni.   (ICAO: KAWO)   [Map]
  Website for Arlington Municipal Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Skagit Rgnl.   (ICAO: KBVS)   [Map]
  Website for Skagit Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Seattle - Tacoma Intl.   (SEA/KSEA)   [Map]
  Website for Seattle - Tacoma International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
William R. Fairchild Intl.   (CLM/KCLM)   [Map]
  Website for William R. Fairchild International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Vancouver Intl.   (YVR/CYVR)   [Map]
  Website for Vancouver International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Portland Intl.   (PDX/KPDX)   [Map]
  Website for Portland International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kelowna Intl.   (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]
  Website for Kelowna International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Snohomish Co. Airport   (PAE/KPAE)   [Map]
  Website for Snohomish County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Friday Hbr. Airport   (FRD/KFHR)   [Map]
  Website for Friday Harbor Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Orcas Island Airport   (ESD/KORS)   [Map]
  Website for Orcas Island Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Bellingham Intl.   (BLI/KBLI)   [Map]
  Website for Bellingham International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Washington

About Island County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sunset Beach. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Island County: www.islandcounty.net/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sunset Beach.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sunset Beach) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunset Beach. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.2143, Longitude: -122.5349     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunset Beach have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Sunset Beach), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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