NorCal Roadtrips

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Westport-Union Landing State Beach

Westport- Union State Beach

Description: A small park on the Mendocino Coast with camping on an ocean bluff and 3 miles of coastline. Whale watching possibilities for folks exploring the Mendocino Coast. As with many coastal areas, wind can be an issue. Several small sandy beaches and one large beach located at the mouth of Howard Creek provide surf fishing for Surf & Night smelt. Campers are perched on a bluff looking down at the ocean below, which is a unique opportunity. Obviously with a location like that you will be serenaded at all times by the surf crashing against the rocks below; not for light sleepers. The best spot in our view is the northern-most sites where you can park on the bluff and look down at the ocean (the photo on the right below). Some sites are set back from the ocean. All sites are located right on Hwy. 1 with no buffer but traffic here is relatively light, particularly at night. See our write-up on Highway 1 North for many attractions in this general area.

Facilities: 46 primitive campsites for tents or RV's of any length. Picnic tables and fire rings. Beach access and chemical toilets. Reservations are not accepted. Open year round.

Open: Year round. Phone: 707-937-5804.

Location: Multiple access points on Hwy 1 north of Westport, which is about 19 miles north of Ft. Bragg.

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Westport-Union Landing Campgrounds