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 on the southernmost peninsula known as Point Chehalis. Its close proximity to Seattle and Portland make it a great destination for local Staycations. The Westport Landing boasts a working marina where you can watch the fishing boats coming and going, purchase fresh local seafood, take fishing or whale watching charter, stroll through the docks or even drop your own crab pots. Charming local shops and restaurants are sprinkled throughout downtown which offers a little something for everyone.
People come to Westport from around the globe to experience world-class fishing and surfing. The seasoned crews of the Westport charter fleet guide people to fantastic fishing experiences that include Salmon, Halibut, Rock & Ling Cod, Crab, and Albacore Tuna. Westport offers 3 main surf breaks which can accommodate every skill level from beginner through advanced and is now recognized as the most popular surfing destination in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia. The consistency of surfable waves and the frequency of great waves combined with the convenient access gives surfers reason to take the easy drive to the coast.
Looking to disconnect and recharge? Westport offers miles and miles of beaches for walking, beach-combing or just finding your own space to sit and watch for whales or take in the sunset. Bring the whole family, Westport is very dog-friendly, your 4-legged family member will be welcome most places from the beach, outdoor dining and dog-friendly hotels.
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
History abounds at the Northwest Carriage Museum in Raymond, Washington. Visit one of the finest collections of 19th century carriages, buggy’s, wagons and historical artifacts in the country. The museum is family friendly, educational, historical and a great place for individuals or group tours.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