Westport Union Landing State Beach

A Scenic Mendocino Beach

Westport Union Landing State Beach offers stunning ocean views on the bluffs overlooking 3 miles of the rugged Mendocino coastline. This 41 acre park consists of a long stretch of ocean bluffs and sandy beaches. Offshore rocks and islands provide a haven for harbor seals and seabirds.

There are several small, sandy beaches, but the largest beach is at the mouth of Howard Creek. Activities here include fishing for smelt and rock fish, abalone hunting, exploring tide pools, picnicking, and camping.

The surf here is cold and dangerous, so care is advised. Beaches are accessible via stairs or pathway.

There are 2 picnic areas and 46 primitive campsites on the exposed grassy bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Campsites are available on a first-come first-served basis. You'll find blufftop wheelchair access at Howard Creek, but there's no wheelchair access to the beach. Entrance/parking fee.

Westport beach is located on Highway 1, 19 miles north of Fort Bragg, and 2 miles north of Westport in Mendocino County, Northern California.

If primitive camping doesn't suit you, Westport Beach KOA offers tent and RV camping just south of Westport Union Landing SB.

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