At the southern end of Whidbey Island, the village of Clinton serves as the western terminus of the Mukilteo-Clinton ferry run and the gateway to Whidbey. Immediately north and south of the ferry landing are sandy beach communities, but most of the Clinton area is high bluff view properties and rolling forest land. A variety of shops border the highway and there is a full selection of personal and professional services. Several organizations and business in the Clinton area focus on protecting the environment and encouraging sustainability. The Chinook Conference Center at Whidbey Institute is located near Clinton, also nearby is Island Greens, a low tech, par 3 golf course. Along Clinton's Hwy 525 corridor are many places to grab a bite to eat. At the Clinton ferry landing is South Whidbey's newest park, Clinton Beach, where the picnic shelter sports a living roof.