Westport-Union Landing State Beach

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About Westport-Union Landing State Beach

If you’re driving along the northern California coastline, you should definitely stop at this unfortunately often-forgotten state park. Westport-Union Landing offers a spectacular view from the cliff sides towering over the ocean, and you can hang out on the 3 mile stretch of beaches while the waves crash before you and the sun sinks dances on water. Best of all, it’s rarely crowded, so you’ll have the place to yourself!

Campgrounds in Westport-Union Landing

Howard Creek Campground

1. Howard Creek Campground

Howard Creek Campground might not offer much in the way of amenities or shade, but the scenery is epic. We promise. This campground is best if you...

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Rob: I've never heard this called "Howard Creek" campground so search for it by the beach name. Basically just parking lots on the...
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I've never heard this called "Howard Creek" campground so search for it by the beach name. Basically just parking lots on the bluff; toilets are falling apart. But the beach below is magnificent, and often windy. Not a great tenting site.

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Report from the shirtless host @ Westport State Beach
This week's report is for all you campers. If you like the winters @ the coast. Now is the time to come. The weather is changeable from day to day,hour to hour and min. to min. We have some of the most spectacular crashing waves along the coast.( and the migrating whales are here also) As you go north, The drive out from Fort Bragg to West Port S. B. You well have 19 miles with breath taking views along the coast line.
We want you to come and relax, rejuvenate and reconnect with nature. As your shirtless host @ W.P.S.B. I am looking forward in meeting each and ever camper that camp @ W.P.U.L. S.B.
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Report from the shirtless host @ Westport State Beach.
This week's report is for all you Beach combers. W.S.B. is the place to be . We are north of Fort Bragg and we have a pristine Sandy Beach to hike on. The ocean give us both crashing waves and gentle surf, sculpted rocks and abundance and a wids variety of wild life to view.
When the tides and the ocean conditions are right the Pacific coast is breath taking. Stop in and see us at Westport State Beach .
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Report from your shirtless host @ Westport State Beach.
March is coming upon us fast. I hope to see you all @ W.P.S.B.. Make sure you are planning on camping on one of the weekends that is having a whale festival.
Mendocino is on Mar. 5th. an 6th. Little River is on 12th an 13th. And Fort Bragg is on 19th an 20th. Don't for get MacKerricher S.P. for the whale walk and tours.
The whale festival is all all about the whale migration which is majestic by it self. But this is time to experience more. Art & crafts,beer tasting,live music,wine tasting and the I am looking forward to Seafood Chowder. Hope to see you all there.
Your shirtless host Steve

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Report from your shirtless host on bowling ball Beach
This is for all of you that have not heard of this beach. As you are driving up or down Hwy. 1
( coast Hwy. ). It is located @ or near Schooner Gulch State Park. This is a beach you can only get to @ low tide. The walk down to the beach is over slippery rocks and should be traveled with great care. Just getting down to the beach can be tricky.
The rock were created 100 million years ago so they say. The bowling ball are rocks ranging from small to large some looked 3 feet in size and larger.
This is one of the off the trial type of place you should go too. It is ancient and unforgettable.
Remember low tide only .
This for Jayna @ Hipcamp
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My last report from your shirtless host @ West port S.P.
First I would like to thank all you campers that stayed @ WPSP.
I well be leaving here in about a week. Hope that over the next 3 weeks you well be falling me on my journey South. As l make my way over to the Salton Sea just east of L.A.
I well be reviewing Parks and putting them on Hipcamp
I well be telling you about the camp sites and how each one accommodates campers.
By April 1st. I well be @ El Capitan S.P. by Santa Barbara. I hope to review and tell short storys about RV. Parks from Morro Bay to Malibu.
I would like to thank Hipcamp and all you campers that read Hipcamp. With out all of you my storys would not be posable.
Thank you.
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Report from the shirtless host @ Westport State Beach .
We are just 19 miles north of Fort Bragg. The vista hear are the most magnificent,breathtakeing views you well find on the Mendocino coast line.
You can camp right on bluff over looking the Pacific Ocean. We have 86 campsites, All campsites are first come - first served camping.
If you bypass West port state Beach you well bypass this spectacular camping site.
Your shirtless host,
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Your shirtless here at Westport State Beach.
As of yesterday we are still only 19 miles north of Fort Bragg.
The scenic coastline is a totally outdoor splendor. We have day use opportunities,whale watching and the whale are hear. Last week we had at least 8 pass by.Soon they well all be heading south. ?, we have the cleaners camp sites on the coast.the bathroom are cleaned 4 to 5 times a day.
The pristine environment, surrounding areas have some of the most out standing majestic vistas you well find .
So if you want to have a camp site with a experience of a life time. Westport State Beach is we're you got to be.
Your shirtless host
Steve.

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Report from your shirtless host @ Westport Union landing state Beach
Not. Howard creek
Iam Sadden
Rob! Rob! Your review is less then what the park is.
I know your review is from this
Summer. I did not get to the park until Oct. 1st. I can tell you that the bath room are not falling apart. I clean the bath room 4 to 5 times a day and that is every day.
The bluff are not I-deal for tent camping. But camp sites 96-97-98-99 and 100 plus 60 other camp site are I-deal for R.V. and tent camping.
I take the camp site after each camper leaves. I walk the park every day and pick up any and all trash.
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Report from the shirtless host @ Westport State Beach.
This is for all you bird watchers and whale watchers. This week we had both. At least 50 pelicans with 5 foot + wingspan was flying by @ eye level. As you are watching the pelicans go by. The whales are migrating by in the back ground.
One of the fastest growing activities is birding ( bird watching ). Mac Kerricher State Park well have whale watching tours until the end of March.
The migrating whales are migrating down from the Bering sea near Alaska. The whales are heading to warmer water off Baja California, Mexico. The newborn calves measuring 12 to 15 feet and are 1 to 1 1\2 tons. They are born in the laygoons off Baja California and Mexico.
Then they start there long.

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Your shirtless host with the rest of the story.then they start back to the Bering sea. So keep your eyes open and come to Westport State Beach and watch the whales go South now and enjoy the beach.
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Your shirtless host with the rest of the story.then they start back to the Bering sea. So keep your eyes open and come to Westport State Beach and watch the whales go South now and enjoy the beach.
Your shirtless host Steve

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Report from your shirtless host @ Westport State Beach
As the RVers drive by I know that some of them are missing out on the Mendocino coast. All you RVers stop and enjoy the state parks in this area. Winters can be the best time to enjoy the State Parks along the Mendocino coast line.
You got WPSB just north of Fort Bragg . MacKerricher,, Van Damma and Russian Gulch State Parks are all in the Mendocino-Fort Bragg area.
If you are looking redwoods you have Hendy Woods & Navarro river redwoods State Parks.
But if you are just out for a day trip then the Mendocino headland & Point Cabrillo light station S.H.P. is a must see.
If out for a day or for the weekend you well enjoy every minute of your stay.
Your shirtless host
Steve

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Report from your shirtless host @ Westport State Beach
2am now @Westport the stars are out and it is 55° now and Iam enjoying the sound that the crashing waves are making.
The heavy wave action is like music to my ears. It is such a relaxing atmosphere to be out side at Westport. When conditions are right and the stars are out ( Bingo ) life is good, time to go camping.
As I look out over the coast the waves seem to be dancing in the star light.
If you need to relax stop by Westport and camp for the weekend. At sunset build a fire in the fire pit and enjoy the sunset then stay up and enjoy the starie sky. Yes Iam shirtless right now.
Your shirtless host. Steve

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Report from your shirtless host on Manchester State Park
It going to be a sad day on the Mendocino coast. All you campers should know that Manchester S.P. well most likely not open this year for camping again.
The day use well open but not the rest of the park. Even sadder is that new campers to this park well not get to enjoy it.
You campers that have been hear before and have a love for this park well not get enjoy it too.
This park should be open. The sad part is that the 40 family campsites are going to be setting empty, what a waste.
The wildlife and vegetation alone makes this a hikers dream.
The camp host has been working hard to get it ready-but for what!
Call and let them how you fell @ 707 937 5804
Your shirtless host St

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Services are currently reduced, campsites are first come first served, so be sure to call the park first

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Be careful on the paths, they aren’t in the best condition...watch your step

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You should probably stay out of the water-- it’s chilly and the surf is quite rough

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Amazing panoramic views of the ocean!

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On poachers
$1.000. $1.000. $1.000
REWARD
Turn in a poacher

The ab. Poachers are stilling from nature. The Abs. Have no way to fight back. But we can do it for them. Save the abalone by turning in a poacher.
The poacher is no better then a muder they are Killing this majestic resource.
Can you use a $1.000 I know I can. I well not ever tune my back on a ab. Poacher. I would rather have the $1.000 and save the abalone, I hope you would too.
Put this ph. # in your phone. You might need it and the abs. That you save well appreciate it.
1-888-334-2258
Make that anonymous call if you think some one poaching. Better to be wrong then let a muder go free. Shirtless host. Steve

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The Westport S.P. has the honor to host a 1952 flexible bus. This bus was a Yosemite N.P. bus from 1952 to 70 they bought it in 1972.
The name of the bus is ( Here-N-There). Look for it on the coast line. If you like camping like I do, start looking and enjoying the classic Once there gone there gone.
I know that newer RVs. are nice but the old classics RVs. are the best and we need them.
If you are true camper and have a love for the pasted you know most of this classic cost more to restore then a new one.
To love a classic RV. Is to love camping so thank you Dean & Sharon Edell for letting us know about and seeing yours.
Your shirtless host Steve
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Hipcamper Annie

Really exposed and sites are right next to each other without any privacy but it's still a beautiful location. (As noted by Rob, it's pretty much a parking lot on a bluff.) That said, the coast line is gorgeous and it's fantastic mid-week. We camped here on a Wednesday and there was only one other site taken so it was really peaceful. Felt like we had the beach all to ourselves. Amazing spot for watching the sunset and star gazing.

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I drove by West Port about a week ago the camp is still awesome looking but l did not see all the campers that l thought would be there. For all you campers in the Bay Area come to WestPort it is one of the best sites on the Hwy 1 to camp at. Long Beach you camp over looking the coast line so don't just drive by!! Stop and enjoy the sun set and you will see the stars and the moon light dance off the waves.
This is your Shirtless host telling you that camping is fun but Family camping is a lot more fun. Happy Trails!!
See you at westport- Union Landing State Beach l hope some day soon!!

History of Westport-Union Landing State Beach

The park was named after 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, 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.
The park was nearly closed with 70 other parks in 2012, but local Native American groups organized and rescued Westport-Union Landing by protesting through a multi-day camp-out.