South Bend is a city of 1,700 people (2018) on the Pacific Coast of Southwest Washington. It is known for its oyster production and scenery. Willapa Bay is a beautiful habitat for bald eagles, hawks, egrets, coyotes, deer, and Roosevelt elk.
South Bend was incorporated as a city in 1890. The name of the city comes from its location on the Willapa River.
Via Highway 101.
- The Pacific County Courthouse is on the National Register of Historic Places.
- In Robert Bush Park on the river, you can watch local fishermen hauling in their catch of salmon during fishing season.
- Pacific County Museum, 1008 W Robert Bush Drive. Mar-Sep: daily 11AM-4PM; Oct-Feb: daily noon-3PM; closed on major holidays.
- Canoeing and kayaking from the recreational dock
- Fishing and crabbing on the Willapa.
- South Bend has a large shellfish industry. You can buy oysters from Willapa Bay at the local canneries.
- You can also buy fresh Dungeness crab when in season - you can check whether crab is in season on the Washington State Fish and Wildlife website.
- From May to August, the Sunday Market on the Dock has live music, children’s entertainment, small vendors and foods.
- Ekone Oyster, 33 Holtz Rd., ☏ .
- Pacific Seafood, 1200 Robert Bush Dr., ☏ .
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