- At the town of Westport in northwest California
- State Parks
- Sea level feet
DescriptionWestport Union-Landing State Beach covers over 3 miles of rugged and scenic coastline, with 100 campsites on the bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The magnificent vistas, sunsets and tree-covered mountains in the background provide inspiring challenges to both amateur and professional photographers.
First-come first-served camping; contact the park directly for information.
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 and abalone are taken when tides and ocean conditions are right. Water temperatures of around 52 degrees and a surging bellowing surf discourage all but the hardy individual.