Island Citizens For Public Beach Access
Island Citizens For Public Beach Access is an expanding network of people who are dedicated to identifying, mapping, signing, and preserving access to the public shorelines of Island County for the legal and rightful use of its citizens, so that future generations can enjoy the unique beauty and the natural privileges of access.
Getting to the Beach
Island County offers a wide variety of beach experiences. This map will provide you with all the information that you need to make your visit. Click here or on the map to start your day at the beach.
Interested in the history of Island County's government?
We now have the Board of Island County Commissioners’ meeting minutes dating from 1853 until 2003. Take a look!
Public land encroachment is not just an Island County Issue
ICFBA is dedicated to the preservation of public beach access primarily through stopping private encroachment on public county road ends leading to those beaches but these aren't the only places in which encroachment issues occur. These events sometimes reach public attention through the media in articles like this one in the Seattle Weekly News on May 23, 2007 and The Seattle Times follow-up article dated May 4, 2012. They are not issues of disparity of class or public status but enforcement of the public right to utilize and enjoy those lands set aside for the use and enjoyment of all.
An example of encroachment on public lands has occurred at Marissa Lane. If you have witnessed this or would just like to help reverse this encroachment, please print this form and add any thing that you might have witnessed then print, sign and mail it to the Island County Deparment of Planning and Community Development at the address found below.
If you are aware of cases of public land encroachment in Island County, please let the county Enforcement Office know by using the Island County Planning & Community Development Complaint Investigation Form. All you have to do is complete the form, print, sign and date, then mail it to:
Jason Johnson, Enforcement Planner
Island County Dept of Planning and Community Development
P. O. Box 5000
Coupeville, WA 98239