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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around South Beach ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Vancouver (BC). It is located about 18 miles [28 km] to the north of South Beach. Vancouver (BC) has a population of 578,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Surrey (BC). It is located about 15 miles [24 km] to the northeast of South Beach and has a population of 395,000 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 starting from South Beach and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Abbotsford (BC)   [Map]   ---   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Burnaby (BC)   [Map]   ---   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Coquitlam (BC)   [Map]   ---   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Delta (BC)   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Maple Ridge (BC)   [Map]   ---   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Mission (BC)   [Map]   ---   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Nanaimo (BC)   [Map]   ---   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
New Westminster (BC)   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
North Vancouver (BC)   [Map]   ---   N   23 miles [37 km]
Port Coquitlam (BC)   [Map]   ---   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Richmond (BC)   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Victoria (BC)   [Map]   ---   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
West Vancouver (BC)   [Map]   ---   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Bellingham   [Map]   89,045   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Mount Vernon   [Map]   35,051   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Boundary Bay (BC)   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles
Colebrook (BC)   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Crescent Beach (BC)   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Ladner (BC)   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Ocean Park (BC)   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Saturna (BC)   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Semiahmoo (BC)   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
South Surrey (BC)   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Steveston (BC)   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Sturdies Bay (BC)   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Sunnyside (BC)   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Sunshine Hills (BC)   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Tsawwassen (BC)   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
White Rock (BC)   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Point Roberts   [Map]     N   Less than 2 miles

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

Whatcom County ...

South Beach is located in Whatcom County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Whatcom County: Okanogan, San Juan & Skagit. The western boundary of the county is on Pudget Sound and the Canadian Province of British Columbia lies to the north.

Curious and Interesting Names Near South Beach ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around South Beach. 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 Beach. 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 Beach ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Pt. Roberts Airport   [Map]   1RL   W   Less than 2 miles
Boundary Bay Airport(YDT/CZBB)   [Map]   CZBB   NNE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Surrey / King George Airpark   [Map]   CSK8   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Blaine Muni.   [Map]   4W6   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Vancouver Intl. (YVR/CYVR)   [Map]   CYVR   NNW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Orcas Island Airport (ESD/KORS)   [Map]   ORS   SSE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Langley Rgnl. (YNJ/CYNJ)   [Map]   CYNJ   ENE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Pitt Meadows Rgnl. (YPK/CYPK)   [Map]   CYPK   NE   22 miles [35.4 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 Beach.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from South Beach. 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
Vancouver Intl. (YVR/CYVR)   [Map]   CYVR   NNW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Victoria Intl. (YYJ/CYYJ)   [Map]   CYYJ   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Orcas Island Airport (ESD/KORS)   [Map]   ORS   SSE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Langley Rgnl. (YNJ/CYNJ)   [Map]   CYNJ   ENE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Pitt Meadows Rgnl. (YPK/CYPK)   [Map]   CYPK   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Bellingham Intl. (BLI/KBLI)   [Map]   BLI   ESE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Friday Hbr. Airport (FRD/KFHR)   [Map]   FHR   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Abbotsford Intl. (YXX/CYXX)   [Map]   CYXX   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Nanaimo Airport (YCD/CYCD)   [Map]   CYCD   W   37 miles [59.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Pt. Roberts Airport   [Map]   1RL   W   Less than 2 miles
Boundary Bay Airport(YDT/CZBB)   [Map]   CZBB   NNE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Surrey / King George Airpark   [Map]   CSK8   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Blaine Muni.   [Map]   4W6   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Fort Langley Airport    [Map]   CBQ2   ENE   25 miles [40.2 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.

Vancouver Intl.   (YVR/CYVR)   [Map]
        Website for Vancouver International Airport
        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
 
Friday Hbr. Airport   (FRD/KFHR)   [Map]
        Website for Friday Harbor Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Abbotsford Intl.   (YXX/CYXX)   [Map]
        Website for Abbotsford International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nanaimo Airport   (YCD/CYCD)   [Map]
        Website for Nanaimo Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Boundary Bay Airport   (YDT/CZBB)   [Map]
        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
 
Skagit Rgnl.   (ICAO: KBVS)   [Map]
        Website for Skagit Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Chilliwack Airport   (YCW/CYCW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Squamish Airport   (YSE/CYSE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Seattle - Tacoma Intl.   (SEA/KSEA)   [Map]
        Website for Seattle - Tacoma 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
 
Portland Intl.   (PDX/KPDX)   [Map]
        Website for Portland 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
 
Langley Rgnl.   (YNJ/CYNJ)   [Map]
        Website for Langley Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pitt Meadows Rgnl.   (YPK/CYPK)   [Map]
        Website for Pitt Meadows Regional 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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Communities in Washington

About Whatcom County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Whatcom County: www.co.whatcom.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 Beach.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Beach. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.9773, Longitude: -123.0505     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Beach 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 Beach), 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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