Old Mill Pond real estate is a beautiful, but lesser known, market for lake homes and land in Washington.
Old Mill Pond is located in South Bend, Washington, “The Oyster Capital of the World,” named for the large amounts of oysters harvested from Willapa Bay. One out of every six oysters consumed in the United States is said to come from South Bend.
South Bend includes restaurants, shops, schools, parks, Willapa Harbor Hospital, and Willapa Harbor Airport. The Olympia Regional Airport is just over an hour away.
Old Mill Pond is a modest body of water adjacent to the Willapa River. It is well-hidden but much loved by local fishermen and nature watchers.
The nearby Helen Davis Memorial Park has a boat ramp and dock on the Willapa River. It is a beautiful place to paddle or have a waterside picnic.
Long Beach, claimed to be the longest beach in the United States, is only 45 miles from South Bend. The sands are packed enough to drive on, so pack the car and you are ready to go. Its popular activities include skimboarding, kite flying, and sunbathing.
Highway 101 from South Bend to Long Beach is a scenic route, passing over Willapa Bay, through mature forests, and past mountain ranges.
The Willapa National Wildlife Refuge in Long Beach is home to over 200 different species of birds, including waterfowl and nesting birds. The park’s boardwalks make it easy to navigate the marsh-like landscapes.
In the town of Long Beach, there are seafood restaurants, diners, grilles, surf shops, and other establishments you would expect in a quaint beach town.
Purchase property at Old Mill Pond to become part of the unique community of South Bend, Washington.