Westport-Union Landing State Beach

Coastal Highway 1

Located 1.5 miles north of Westport, this ruggedly beautiful beach extends for three miles on coastal bluffs. A rough hiking trail leaves the primitive tent site and passes by tide pools and streams, accessible at low tide. Bring your own water.

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