About Eastsound, Washington
Eastsound (or East Sound) is an unincorporated community on Orcas Island in San Juan County, Washington, United States.Eastsound is the largest population center on Orcas Island, the second-most populated (after San Juan Island) and physically largest of the San Juan Islands. Eastsound consists of a few hotels and several restaurants, numerous gift stores, a large downtown grocery store, natural food store, hardware store, pharmacy, airport, and several churches. There is a public park that hosts events including the farmers market. Indian Island is just offshore Eastsound's public beach. Eastsound's scenic location makes it a popular tourist destination. Eastsound Washington is known for its community events, recreation and tourism. Half a mile north of Eastsound is the Orcas Island Airport airport which has scheduled service to Seattle, Bellingham, Anacortes, Friday Harbor and Lopez Island with unscheduled service to many other locations. Moran State Park is located nearby. Notable residents include Apollo 8 Astronaut William "Bill" Anders and cartoonist Gary Larson.