Winding along the Pacific shoreline from the fishing village of Westport to South Bend, the self-proclaimed “Oyster Capital of the World, this byway is named in honor of the tiny red berry, which once grew wild in the region. You’ll discover a year-round calendar of celebration along the Cranberry Coast Scenic Byway.
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Westport, Washington is a cozy little beach town located at the mouth of Grays Harbor, just over 2 hours southwest of Seattle, on the southernmost peninsula known as Point Chehalis. Its proximity to Seattle and Portland makes it an excellent destination for local staycations and out of state visitors.Read More
Grayland is one of Washington’s beach vacation towns, with local activities including surfing, camping, clamming, crabbing, fishing, flying kites, and dog friendly beaches. The Grayland Beach State Park offers, sandy beaches, grassy dunes, campsites, RV spots, rentable yurts and stylish tent sites.Read More
Tokeland sits on the North rim of Willapa Bay and was named after an Indian chief from the 19th century, Chief Toke. Tokeland is a thriving arts community with a marina and plenty of beach activities. Enjoy surfing, clamming, fishing, crabbing and bird watching. Or go to the coastal casino, play beach games and stay on the waterfront.Read More
7. Northwest Carriage Museum
You are invited to step back in time and visit one of the finest horse-drawn transportation museums in the entire country. Known for being one of America’s best collections of 19th Century horse-drawn vehicles, you will see elegant carriages, common day buggies, work wagons, coaches, sleighs and lots of period artifacts and clothing at the Northwest Carriage Museum.Read More
8. South Bend
Welcome to the city of South Bend! You have discovered the gateway to Willapa Bay. One of the most pristine estuaries in the nation, Willapa Bay offers you an incredible opportunity to view nature at its best. From bald eagles to hawks and egrets, from coyotes to deer and majestic Roosevelt elk, from hemlock trees to alder, pine or fir, South Bend is your doorstep to adventure.Read More
9. Pacific County Museum
The museum's collection includes photos, archival materials, published historical volumes and historical and natural history objects. Collecting areas include natural history, local Indian history, transportation, natural resources, communities, maritime and cultural history.Read More
10. Pacific County Courthouse
When traveling through South Bend, take a quick detour to photograph this wonderful 1910 National Historic Place. At a cost of $132,000 (in 1909 dollars) the courthouse, dubbed by the local paper as 'The Gilded Palace of Extravagance', was designed by C. Lewis Wilson and Company of Chehalis, Washington, under the direction of County Commissioners John R. Goutler, Ray Wheaton, and Howard M. Wilson in 1909.Read More