Highway 101 west of Raymond, on Willapa Bay. Population: 1800. Visitor Information: Willapa Harbor Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 1249, South Bend, WA 98586; Phone: (360) 942-5419; Website: www.willapaharbor.org.
Located on the scenic shores of the Willapa River, South Bend is the county seat of Pacific County. Explore the unique history of Pacific County at the Pacific County Historical Society Museum. Enjoy the South Bend waterfront at Robert Bush Park. Fresh Willapa Bay oysters and seafood are readily available at South Bend restaurants, seafood stores and canneries.
Willapa Bay oysters are world famous for their exquisite flavor. The brisk waters of pristine Willapa Bay provide the perfect habitat for these tasty mollusks. In fact one out of six oysters consumed in the United States is grown and harvested in Willapa Bay, laying rightful claim to bragging rights as the "Oyster Capital of the World". Crab, salmon, manila clams and other seafood are also harvested in this wonderful area.
A variety of recreational pursuits can be enjoyed in South Bend, including birding, clam digging, fishing and hunting, kayaking, canoeing, boating and golfing