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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to South Bay.

This page contains six sections:

Around South Bay ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Seattle. It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the northeast of South Bay. Seattle has a population of 725,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tacoma. It is located about 22 miles [35 km] to the northeast of South Bay and has a population of 213,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from South Bay and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Auburn   [Map]   80,776   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Bellevue   [Map]   144,444   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Bremerton   [Map]   41,041   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Burien   [Map]   51,671   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Des Moines   [Map]   31,238   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Federal Way   [Map]   96,690   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Issaquah   [Map]   37,487   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Kent   [Map]   128,458   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lacey   [Map]   49,748   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Lakewood   [Map]   60,296   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Olympia   [Map]   51,609   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Puyallup   [Map]   41,001   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Renton   [Map]   101,379   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
SeaTac   [Map]   29,140   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
University Place   [Map]   33,401   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Anderson Island   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
DuPont   [Map]   9,487   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
East Olympia   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Fort Lewis   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Herron Island   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Home   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Kellys Korner   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Lakebay   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Longbranch   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Mock City   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Nisqually Indian Community   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Steilacoom   [Map]   6,337   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Tanglewilde   [Map]   ---   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Tillicum   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Tumwater   [Map]   22,973   SW   5 miles [8 km]

For more communities neighboring South Bay, please visit our County-by-County Page for South Bay.

Thurston County ...

South Bay is located in Thurston County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Thurston County: Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason & Pierce. The northeastern boundary of the county is on Pudget Sound.

Curious and Interesting Names Near South Bay ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for South Bay.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for South Bay.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around South Bay. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of South Bay. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Washington

    Washington Tourism
    Parks for Washington

    Fishing in Washington
    Hunting in Washington


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Washington

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Washington

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Washington

Airports Near South Bay ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to South Bay.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Olympia Muni.(OLM/KOLM)   [Map]   OLM   SSW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Sanderson Fld.(SHN/KSHN)   [Map]   SHN   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Tacoma Narrows Airport(ICAO: KTIW)   [Map]   TIW   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Pierce Co. Airport - Thun Fld.(ICAO: KPLU)   [Map]   PLU   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Elma Muni.   [Map]   4W8   WSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Chehalis - Centralia Airport(ICAO: KCLS)   [Map]   CLS   SSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Bremerton National Airport(PWT/KPWT)   [Map]   PWT   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Vashon Muni.   [Map]   2S1   NNE   31 miles [49.9 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to South Bay.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from South Bay. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Seattle - Tacoma Intl. (SEA/KSEA)   [Map]   SEA   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
King County Intl. (BFI/KBFI)   [Map]   BFI   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Snohomish Co. Airport (PAE/KPAE)   [Map]   PAE   NNE   62 miles [99.8 km]
Friday Hbr. Airport (FRD/KFHR)   [Map]   FHR   N   99 miles [159.3 km]
Portland - Hillsboro Airport (HIO/KHIO)   [Map]   HIO   S   106 miles [170.6 km]
Orcas Island Airport (ESD/KORS)   [Map]   ORS   N   112 miles [180.2 km]
Yakima Air Terminal Airport (YKM/KYKM)   [Map]   YKM   ESE   114 miles [183.5 km]
Bellingham Intl. (BLI/KBLI)   [Map]   BLI   N   119 miles [191.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Olympia Muni.(OLM/KOLM)   [Map]   OLM   SSW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Sanderson Fld.(SHN/KSHN)   [Map]   SHN   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Tacoma Narrows Airport(ICAO: KTIW)   [Map]   TIW   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Pierce Co. Airport - Thun Fld.(ICAO: KPLU)   [Map]   PLU   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Elma Muni.   [Map]   4W8   WSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Chehalis - Centralia Airport(ICAO: KCLS)   [Map]   CLS   SSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Bremerton National Airport(PWT/KPWT)   [Map]   PWT   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Vashon Muni.   [Map]   2S1   NNE   31 miles [49.9 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Seattle - Tacoma Intl.   (SEA/KSEA)   [Map]
        Website for Seattle - Tacoma International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
King County Intl.   (BFI/KBFI)   [Map]
        Website for King County International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Orcas Island Airport   (ESD/KORS)   [Map]
        Website for Orcas Island Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Yakima Air Terminal Airport   (YKM/KYKM)   [Map]
        Website for Yakima Air Terminal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Bellingham Intl.   (BLI/KBLI)   [Map]
        Website for Bellingham International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Olympia Muni.   (OLM/KOLM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sanderson Fld.   (SHN/KSHN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tacoma Narrows Airport   (ICAO: KTIW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pierce Co. Airport - Thun Fld.   (ICAO: KPLU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Chehalis - Centralia Airport   (ICAO: KCLS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Bremerton National Airport   (PWT/KPWT)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Portland Intl.   (PDX/KPDX)   [Map]
        Website for Portland International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Renton Muni.   (ICAO: KRNT)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Victoria Intl.   (YYJ/CYYJ)   [Map]
        Website for Victoria International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Vancouver Intl.   (YVR/CYVR)   [Map]
        Website for Vancouver International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Spokane Intl.   (GEG/KGEG)   [Map]
        Website for Spokane International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kelowna Intl.   (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]
        Website for Kelowna International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Snohomish Co. Airport   (PAE/KPAE)   [Map]
        Website for Snohomish County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Friday Hbr. Airport   (FRD/KFHR)   [Map]
        Website for Friday Harbor Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Portland - Hillsboro Airport   (HIO/KHIO)   [Map]
        Website for Portland - Hillsboro Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



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About Thurston County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for South Bay. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Thurston County: www.co.thurston.wa.us/

The official website for State of Washington: www.access.wa.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for South Bay.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from South Bay. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- South Bay) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Bay. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.0804, Longitude: -122.8460     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Bay have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to South Bay), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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