Westport-Union Landing State Beach

This park unit is partially open. Please take the time to read the information contained on this webpage to find out what is open and closed, and what COVID-19 guidelines are in place. - (May 27, 2021)

What is open now?

  • Parking lots.
  • Day use areas.
  • Beaches and trails.
  • Camping is available on a first come-first serve basis.    
  • Special events as directed by the guidelines in the Blueprint for a Safer Economy.

Phone Number

(707) 937-5804

Park Hours

Call the park

Dogs Allowed?

Yes

Driving Directions to Westport-Union Landing SB

The beach is located 19 miles north of Fort Bragg on Highway 1 and 2 miles north of Westport.

Online reservations are not available for this park.

No online brochures available for this park.

Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.

BOATING
Boating
OVERNIGHT FACILITIES
Family Campsites
Primitive Camping
RV Access
TRAIL USE
Hiking Trails
DAY-USE ACTIVITIES & FACILITIES
Fishing
Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
Beach Area
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Windsurfing/Surfing
Geocaching
OTHER FACILITIES & VISITOR INFORMATION
Parking
Restrooms
Drinking Water Available

Camper Information
Westport Union Landing State Beach is currently open for camping on a first come first served basis. Only cash or checks are accepted as payment for camping fees, there is no credit or debit card payments accepted at this park.

Westport Union-Landing State Beach covers over 3 miles of rugged and scenic coastline, with 86 campsites available in three campgrounds on the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The magnificent vistas, sunsets and tree-covered mountains in the background provide an inspiring backdrop to the park and challenges to both amateur and professional photographers.

The park was named for two early day communities. Westport, a sawmill town, is still in existence and Union Landing now consists of only a few buildings. Both of these settlements were famous for supplying lumber and railroad ties, and Tan Oak bark to the schooners which anchored offshore. The schooners were loaded with forest products by means of intricate cable tramways and chutes from the bluffs.

Location/Directions
Located 19 miles north of Fort Bragg on Highway 1 and 2 miles north of Westport.

Seasons/Climate/Recommended clothing
The weather can be changeable; layered clothing is recommended.


Facilities - Activities

Fishing
Several small sandy beaches and one large beach located at the mouth of Howard Creek provide some good sport for fishermen; the Surf Smelt (Hyomesus pretiosus) come in near shore to spawn in the surf during the day. Night Smelt (Spirinchus Starksi) come in to spawn at night. These smelt, 6 to 10 inches in length, are called surf fish and night fish by the sportsmen who take them in nets as they approach the beach to spawn. Several kinds of rock fish are taken when tides and ocean conditions are right. Water temperatures of around 52 degrees and a surging bellowing surf discourages all but the hardy individual.