Earth Sanctuary on Whidbey Island

Earth Sanctuary, Whidbey Island, WA

Article by Linda Kissam

The Earth Sanctuary in Langley, WA, is a serene 79-acre retreat featuring self-guided or formal walking tours. Walk the trails to experience beauty, tranquility and spiritual adventure.

Middle Pond: Photo by A. Kissam


Within the park you will find a nature reserve with beautiful wildlife ponds, approximately 15,000 native plants from 80 species and 3,000 trees from more than 20 species, a stupa, and phenomenal natural and man-placed sculptures. Come with an open mind and universal heart. Pay attention to the suggested local, personal and universal traditions and cultures.

There are several marinas in the Langley area to choose from for day or overnight mooring (take an Uber to the retreat).

Marina: Photo by Linda Kissam


Bring $7.00 a person in cash to place in the admission collection boxes or prepay online. That being said, I highly recommend for first time visitors the Sacred Space & Naturalist Tour with Earth Sanctuary’s founder Chuck Pettis. Get a personal overview of the Earth Sanctuary property and trails, as well as the sacred sites of the Labyrinth, Dolmen, and Cottonwood Stone Circle. Cost for 90 minute tour: $40 for the tour plus $7/person entry fees.

The Sanctuary is open to visitors every day of the year during daylight hours. No dogs allowed. Appropriate for all ages.

Four of my favorite spots on the walking trails.

Labyrinth: photo courtesy of Earth Sanctuary


Medicine Wheel: Gray Whale: Photo courtesy of Earth Sanctuary

Earth Sanctuary Stupa: Photo by Allan Kissam

The Dolmen: Photo by A. Kissam

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