Willapa (WILL-a-pa) Bay
Often cited as the most pristine estuary in America, Willapa Bay teems with biodiversity as over half its waters are removed and replaced twice a day with the tides.
It yields almost a third of all oysters and clams harvested in the U.S. Chinook and coho salmon are here, over 100,00 shore birds migrate through in the spring, harbor seals, herons, ducks, geese, the parade continues yearlong.
Most important to the homeowner, it is calm, quiet, peaceful. No ocean winds. And the only watercraft are slow-moving oyster dredges, clam scows and kayaks.
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